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Why Choose to Become an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor

Training to become a doctor is a decision that is usually taken at a young age.  This is partly due to the amount of training required and also to do with the background of sciences which is necessary to qualify for the training.  Of course, it is possible to train as a doctor later in life, but the time period can complicate this further as you are more likely to have a lifestyle which needs supporting.

The basic training follows these steps:

  • Study for an undergraduate…

Added by Kevin Lee on November 27, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments

When we first see ourselves as human beings

One World – One Humanity!

One Human Race.

As a 12 year old white boy, I stood on the side of a Bancroft road in Zambia, and waved my Zambian flag at the first President of our newly independent Zambia. He smilingly waved his white handkerchief at the crowds as he sailed past. As kids we were not perturbed with the change from colonial rule to African rule. It was just another day off school.

As the leader of a country with incredible…


Added by Brian V Moore on November 17, 2015 at 9:02 — 12 Comments

Copies of certificates

Hi everyone

I run the risk of having asked this before, or this having being posted before, but I need help.

I need copies of certificates for someone:

  • Matric, in Durban in 1978
  • Advanced Diploma RAU (UJ) in 1984

I will try contact UJ to see if they could help me with the Advanced Diploma, but any other suggestions for me would really be appreciated.

Thanks, and enjoy your weekends!

Added by Jackie Franck on November 13, 2015 at 14:15 — 5 Comments

How to keep your employees happy

As a business owner or the person responsible for running a business, one of the worst things you can do is make your employees unhappy. A major part of your focus should be keeping the people who work for you happy.


A happy employee will do their best work for you and will always be willing to go the extra mile. Those are the people you want to be working for you. And the good news is that it doesn’t take much…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 13, 2015 at 14:10 — No Comments

The Importance of Diversity Management & Conflict Reslotion

South Africa has come a long way since 1994. We are known across the globe as “The Rainbow Nation”, a name we wear with pride. Because of our cultural diversity regarding race, ethnicity, colour, sexual orientation, religion, background, and somewhat tragic past, we still have a long way to go as a Country, to accept one and other. Understanding your fellow man and colleague can go a long way to manage conflict in organisations and managing diversity within the work environment. To achieve…


Added by Chanel du Plessis on November 13, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Caught in the Busy Trap? Suffering from Info Besity?

Are you caught in a busy trap, are suffering from info besity?  I am a public speaker and one of the topics that I like to speak on is the Busy Trap. 

I have been a practitioner of meditation and self awareness methods for the fabled 10000 hours and still am realising that I do not know much! But all the same feel that I can speak on this. I attended a meeting a while ago where there appeared to be a frenzy, this made me deeply uncomfortable. Tweeting while speaking, two screens up...…


Added by Tass Schwab on November 12, 2015 at 13:49 — 7 Comments

ECD Accreditation

everyone.. I would like to thanks Mrs Duduzile Zwane from yellow media publishing for assisting me with the ECD level 4 Accreditation now I'm accredited with ETDP SETA, They provided me with quality learning material.I'm so thankfull

Added by Masilo Piet Mangena on November 11, 2015 at 14:52 — 1 Comment

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to know, identify, manage and control your own emotions as well as the emotions of others.

There are four branches of Emotional Intelligence namely:

Perceiving Emotions: Perceiving emotions might involve understanding nonverbal signals such as body language and facial expressions.

Reasoning with Emotions: Use emotions to improve thinking. Emotions prioritize what we pay attention to and how we react to…


Added by Chanel du Plessis on November 11, 2015 at 10:35 — 4 Comments

Frivolous lawsuits and how to avoid them

No one wants to find themselves at the receiving end of a lawsuit, but we also should be concerned about whether we want to begin them in the first place. While we all want justice, regardless of the extent of any damage done, we also should be prepared in the best possible ways in seeking it. In the end, obtaining proper legal advice from a professional will always be the best way to go forward.

Frivolous lawsuits are very famous news stories from all over the world. Most of us know…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 10, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

7 Reasons Why Media Monitoring Is Essential To The Success Of Any Business

The last few years have seen the rise of many social networking sites; there are now hundreds of them ranging from the most popular, general sites like Facebook, to the less known or well used sites, such as 43things.  This site is dedicated to listing your goal or goals and connecting with others who have the same goal; the purpose is to aid each other to achieve your goals.

It is fair to say there is now a social media site for everyone.  This means that your customers and potential…


Added by Kevin Lee on November 6, 2015 at 23:23 — 2 Comments

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Are you in need of Bankable projects?

So putting on my Afribiz hat, I would like to invite you all to register and participate in our upcoming Venture Development and Project Development workshops as highlighted below. 

All of us involved in projects and business development know just how hard it is to access funding.  In discussions with major role players we are told that they are desperate to receive proposals for funding that are viable. Come and join us and find out for yourselves.  If there are financing houses or…


Added by MillieRasekoala on November 6, 2015 at 16:26 — No Comments

How to coach and mentor an apprentice

Coaching and mentoring a young mind can be an easy job if you have the patience and skill. Many employers hire interns, and then leave them with the appropriate department for their chosen field, never to spend time with them for the entire duration of their internship. That is how it works, but if you want to take an apprentice under your wing to teach them the tips and tricks of the trade, they will be forever thankful for you taking the time out your day to help them. Make them feel at…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 5, 2015 at 14:00 — 8 Comments

Thought for today

"if you keep my commandments and love the Lord your God, and serve Him with all your heart and soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in it's season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you may gather in your grain, your new wine and your oil". (Deuteronomy 11; 13-14).

Perhaps this is why we have a drought in South Africa at present - just a thought???

Added by Des Squire on November 4, 2015 at 12:41 — No Comments

Why you (probably) haven’t been promoted yet

Big promotions will probably only come by a few times in your life, but when they do, it’s a different kind of accomplishment to finishing college or landing your first job. A promotion is the affirmation that you have been noticed and that someone up there thinks you’re going places.

But what if you wait for a promotion that doesn’t come?

If time is moving on and you aren’t rising up the ranks, you might think it’s time to seek out a new employer where you will be better…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 4, 2015 at 8:42 — No Comments

How mentoring is essential to business

There are many strategies to get a business to work well as there are businesses. Yet, key to all business, is being able to succeed and grow - which only happens when the people who make the business do so. A key way to aid this is to focus on making those who already are part of the business into more competitive and skilled than they are right now.

Ideally, we’d want employees to be the best anyway - but considering there are always areas to grow, this means we should rather have…


Added by Chantel Harris on November 3, 2015 at 15:56 — 2 Comments

Finding the bad employee

There are always few rotten apples among the bunch, but getting rid of them before they spoil the rest is the difference between company success and company failure. Many may think, what harm can come from keeping them on? The harm comes when they are opposing the system and creating unnecessary hassle for everyone else - ultimately creating an unsavoury atmosphere in the office.

When they are always giving ultimatums

There is a right way and a wrong way to ask for a…


Added by Chantel Harris on October 30, 2015 at 10:58 — No Comments

Registering as a constituent assessor - what does it mean?

I receive so many queries from "QUALIFIED ASSESSORS" asking how do they become constituent assessors. This makes me wonder what our providers are teaching when they train assessors?

I am posting a previously published article for the benefit of all.

The need for assessors and moderators…


Added by Des Squire on October 29, 2015 at 12:23 — 2 Comments

How not to anger your employees

Company culture is very important. Want to know what’s bad for company culture? Annoying your employees. Follow these simple rules (and others like them) so you don’t run the risk of alienating your most important resource.

Don’t have favourites

It is human nature to like some people more than others, but don’t show favouritism between your employees. Even if you do like some more than others, try not to let it show. That is a short road to resentment and…


Added by Chantel Harris on October 29, 2015 at 8:14 — 1 Comment

Service SETA Annual General Meeting

Dear skills-universe members, we have received the following advice from Services SETA of their AGM. 

Please see attached:

Services SETA AGM 2015

Added by sylvia hammond on October 26, 2015 at 17:39 — 1 Comment

WEST COAST TO SKILL 40 SOCIAL WORKER SUPPORT STAFF: Adopt a Learner to fund shortfall of Learnership grants


A special Project has been launched in the Vredenburg area of the West Coast to provide unemployed and employed youth with skills which will qualify them as Social Auxiliary workers and Youth and Child Care workers.…


Added by Don Leffler on October 22, 2015 at 12:22 — No Comments

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