January 2012 Blog Posts (31)

The Meaning of Citizenship.

The Meaning of Citizenship.

Sharing thoughts from the book "Community, The Structure of Belonging" by Peter Block.


The conventional definition of citizenship is concerned with the act of voting and taking a vow to uphold the constitution and laws of a country. This is narrow and limiting. Too many organisations that are committed to sustaining democracy in the world and at home have this constrained view of citizenship.

Citizenship is not just about…


Added by Michael Fraser on January 31, 2012 at 15:04 — No Comments

Understanding and highlighting skills shortages and the role of FET colleges

In a recent article published by Solidarity they pointed out the need for our youth to consider attending FET colleges. Further Education and Training Colleges or FET colleges are different to universities in that they offer many of the essential courses to ensure the achievement of the skills and training needed that are essential to the South African Economy.

South Africa is in need of Educated, qualified and experience people with the right skills to assist in growing the economy…


Added by Des Squire on January 31, 2012 at 9:17 — 18 Comments

Parents asked to participate in SGB elections

 Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on all parents of learners to participate in the 2012 School Governing Body (SGB) elections at their children’s schools.


The elections - to be held during March - will see parents, teachers and learners in over 24 000 public schools electing new representatives of the SGBs across the country, who will continue the work of promoting school excellence.


Addressing the media on Monday, Motshekga said the new…


Added by sylvia hammond on January 30, 2012 at 16:37 — 1 Comment

An unconventional approach to teaching

Call the rain offers HIV/Aids counselling and awareness training which is primarily presented through a ‘story-telling method’. The organisation has been recognised for its unique method of bringing the message across but its latest approach seems to be the most radical yet.


In her article Using politics to teach ARV adherence founder Nicolene Rose-Innes explains that through a process of association, communities are learning about different drugs and the…


Added by Cindy Payle on January 30, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment


My company is looking for a Assessor/moderator that is registered with Merseta for the following unit standard: Perform basic rigging procedures- 14706. Please e-mail me at kim@ 

Thank you

Added by Kim Ben on January 27, 2012 at 11:41 — 1 Comment

Assessors and Moderators

My organisation is looking for Assessors and Moderators for the following qualifications:

New Venture Creation

Project Management

Generic Manegement

All at NQF Level 3

My organisation is prepared to sign Service Level Agreement with qualified persons. Applicants preferably from KZN Province - Durban.


Please reply to :

Added by Sachinder Paruth on January 26, 2012 at 7:12 — No Comments

Research Masters Bursary

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) have established a research partnership to investigate Professional Development, Innovation and Higher Education Provision.


This will be done within the framework of Lifelong Learning and National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs).


As part of this partnership, a Masters…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 25, 2012 at 16:31 — No Comments

Katlego Learnership 2012 (FNB)

We are introducing the Katlego Learnership to the Business. The Learnership sponsors unemployed learners, who receive a stipend while completing their studies.


... · To give branches the opportunity to employ matriculants of high calibre in their areas at a reduced cost.

· Give matriculants the opportunity to obtain a qualification and working experience in the Banking industry.

· To…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 25, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

W&RSETA Partners with NSFAS to provide Bursaries to Students who want a Career in the Wholesale & Retail Sector

University and FET College students who apply for First Year Bursaries to study in the fields mentioned, will qualify for a bursary that covers the Full Cost of Study in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Students will participate in workplace experiential learning in the Wholesale and Retail Sector throughout their studies.
The fields are as follows:…

Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 25, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Online education: Not an answer just a question

 With overcrowding in local universities at an all time high and confidence in the overall education system at an all time low perhaps it is time to explore other avenues of learning?

Is online education the answer? It may be too early to tell but the idea is certainly becoming a lot more…


Added by Cindy Payle on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Urgently need a quote for SAQA ID 59300

Please mail me a quote for GETC: Transport. Material must be TETA accredited.


Kind Regards

Karyn Pillay

Added by Karyn Pillay on January 24, 2012 at 16:54 — 1 Comment

Beware bogus sellers of land - illegal occupants evicted

Government has appealed to South Africans to refrain from buying land from bogus sellers as they will not only lose their money, but they could be evicted and charged for illegally occupying the land.

The warning from Rural Development and Land Affairs comes in the wake of recent and ongoing land evasions in Walmanthsdall, north of Pretoria.

Desperate communities in the area are being sold land illegally and erecting stands on the piece of land belonging to the…


Added by sylvia hammond on January 23, 2012 at 17:13 — No Comments

Excellence is available to everyone

I recently came across inspirational stories about two local learning institutions (Penreach and Christel House) that have been achieving exceptional results in the face of enormous economic and social challenges.

To give you an idea of the outstanding academic results, these are stats taken from the latest reports.

“At Christel House in 2011, all but one student passed unconditionally. But they weren’t just passes - 70.8% achieved a bachelor’s…


Added by Cindy Payle on January 23, 2012 at 15:36 — No Comments


May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
And may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead

Added by Des Squire on January 20, 2012 at 9:11 — No Comments

Assessors Training

In need for two assessors to train 55 learners one unit standard over the period of 13-16 Feb at SA Chefs training and innovation academy.

For more info please contact myself at or Morne Stroh at alternative you can contact me on 0721134580

Added by Jan-Harm Lindeque on January 20, 2012 at 8:22 — 2 Comments

Facebook etiquette: dos and dont's

Here are some guidelines on how to keep yourself safe and not offend your friends on Facebook.

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has taken the world by storm, clocking up to 800 million users by January 2012.

So popular, in fact, that US…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 19, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments

HR Graduate Seeks Employment


I am a BCom Honours graduate who holds a BSocSc degree in Industrial, Organisational & Labour Studies majoring in HR both from UCT. I also hold a DipEd, with teaching experience, a qualified and experienced Assessor and a qualified SDF.


I am seekingany HR related position, preferably in skills development.

Call Fikile @ 0838973302 or e-mail

Added by Fikile Motsamai Dube on January 18, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Calling on SDF's

We have a great software package named My Employees that does real time training management reporting.  This can run numerous reports like:

WSP&ATR reports; Cost ratio of contractors & Employees report; Employee Revenue report; Core & Support balance report; Employment movement Ratio report; Employment Skills Comparison report; Employment Skills Shortage report; Most popular training courses; Salary & Wage benchmark report; Training spent with providers report; Time…


Added by Debbie Cilliers on January 18, 2012 at 13:37 — 1 Comment

Summary of proposed changes to SETA Grant legislation and related issues



MATTERS 12th January 2012

Summary by Des Squire (Managing Member) AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc

SETA may use a maximum of 10.5% of levies received for administrative purposes but may also use any contributions received over and above the 10.5% from public service employers for administrative costs.

The minister may also permit use of other…


Added by Des Squire on January 18, 2012 at 12:41 — 10 Comments

Invitations to participate in the Services SETA - Schedule 4 Capacitation Session

The Services SETA will be hosting a capacitation session targeted at Schedule 4

Organisations, with representatives from the Department of Higher Education and Training and SAQA


The aim of the session is to:

Capacitate Schedule 4 Organisations with regards to the registration requirements as

per Skills Development Act and SSETA constitution and discuss recognition and…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

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