May 2011 Blog Posts (48)

Speaking Notes: Deputy President Motlanthe at the Inaugural Economic Development Conference

30 May 2011

Programme director;

Ministers and Deputy Ministers;

Leaders of organised labour, business and civil society;

Representatives from academia, research institutions and multilateral agencies;

Directors general and other public servants;

Colleagues and friends;

Ladies and gentlemen:

I am pleased to welcome you all to this inaugural Economic Development Conference convened by the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel.



Added by sylvia hammond on May 30, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

You Have Two Choices

I received this beautiful email today and I thought I would share it with you. I don’t know how true it is but the moral behind the story cannot be ignored. It was sent to me as a power point presentation so I have just retyped it.

You Have Two Choices.

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply:

“If I were any…


Added by Jan Holtzhausen on May 30, 2011 at 18:16 — 3 Comments

Accelerated Artisan Training

Hi. Can someone out there please tell me where / how to get in contact with the accelerated artisan training programme in SA. I have been surfing the net for the last six months and have only come across one potential opportunity to regsiter applicants. It is on the Merseta website but does nit actually work! Does this programme even exist? I am trying to assist the bright young man who works in my garden get a boilermaker apprentcieship, but to no avail. Please help. 

Added by David Loubser on May 30, 2011 at 7:51 — 1 Comment

Compuscan Academy is Hosting a Breakfast Seminar!

Does the Consumer Protection Act, Protection of Personal Information Act, Companies Act and King III make you nervous?

Compuscan Academy invites you to attend an enlightening BREAKFAST SEMINAR, themed:


“A Birds Eye View of CHANGES in the Credit Regulatory…


Added by Natasha Bovill on May 27, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Call for Papers ILERA (formerly IIRA) World Congress


Call for Papers

16th ILERA (formerly IIRA) World Congress

Philadelphia, USA

2-5 July 2012

We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration as a refereed paper to be presented at the World Congress in Philadelphia.

Papers at the Congress will be presented in the following five tracks:

Track 1: Trans-national Movement of Labour & Growing…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 26, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Call for Papers International Comparisons of Working Time

Call for Papers…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 25, 2011 at 20:49 — No Comments

Request for Papers IJ of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

The editors are currently seeking papers for the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (IJMCE), to be launched in 2012. IJMCE publishes cutting edge research and substantial in-process reports and theoretical accounts of mentoring and coaching in educational contexts, including schools, colleges and universities.

IJMCE provides overviews of how mentoring and coaching are evolving…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 25, 2011 at 20:38 — No Comments

Kgalema Motlanthe Statement @ 2nd Africa-India Summit

Please read this very interesting presentation by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
25 May 2011

 Your Excellency, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, President of Equatorial Guinea and Chair of the African Union;

Your Excellency, Prime Minister of Ato Meles Zenawi;

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India;

Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government representing the African…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 25, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Public Lecture on Legally Enforceable Right to Work

A Legally Enforceable Right to Work:

 Lessons from India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

 Prof. James Manor

(Emeka Anyaoku Professor of Commonwealth Studies, University of London)

 Discussant: Mr. Zwelinzima Vavi

(General Secretary, Congress of South African Trade Unions)


India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides every one of the country’s rural households with a right to…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 25, 2011 at 19:49 — No Comments

The Consumer Protection Act & the Protection of Personal Information Bill

Download the POPI pdf (250K)  and Consumer Protection Act (544KB)

Don't be caught and April Fool, 27 January 2011


The 1st April brings along not only…


Added by Kim Visser on May 24, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Project Management, an important culture for the 21st Century

Britefire Director, Karen Parkin, May 2011

Project Management is not rocket science. It’s been around for centuries and its processes and disciplines are tried and tested.  Yet it is surprising today to see organisations that don’t value the practice, or even more startling is to come across companies that don’t use it. I fail to fathom how things get done without the rigours of project management. Within the discipline itself, there is a lot of focus on why projects fail. The main…


Added by Kim Visser on May 24, 2011 at 13:55 — No Comments

Do I really need a Digital Strategy?

Britefire CEO, Godfrey Parkin, 16 May 2011

The digital revolution – in which technologies have added enough value to users’ processes to earn their adoption – is forcing most industries to rethink their communications, their supply chains, their competitive strategies and even their business models. But because the…


Added by Kim Visser on May 24, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Increase in Earnings Threshold BCEA & Change in Definition of "Earnings"


Please note that there is a change to the definition of earnings, and that overtime payments are no longer included in the definition of "earnings", so employees will not go above the threshold based on their overtime earnings.



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        13 May 2011



Added by sylvia hammond on May 23, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Raizcorp enterprise development model attracts the attention of United States Department of State

Writer: Colleen Lewis


Last week, Raizcorp featured on the itinerary of a high-level delegation from the United States Department of State. Led by the Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Judith A McHale, a delegation from Washington DC visited the Raizcorp’s flagship business incubator in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday. They were there to investigate how Raizcorp’s world renowned incubation model works and what impact it has had on job…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 23, 2011 at 10:15 — No Comments

Toast remarks by ANC President Zuma IEC Gala Dinner Pretoria

21 MAY 2011 

 Fellow South Africans, 


On behalf of the African National Congress, we wish to thank the South African people for the resounding support we have received in the 2011 local government elections. 


It is a humbling experience for such confidence to be bestowed upon the ANC once again by the people of our country.   


We have been given another opportunity to speed up the improvement of service delivery in municipalities…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 21, 2011 at 21:03 — No Comments

Address by President Jacob Zuma at release of election results by IEC Pretoria

21 May 2011 

 The Chairperson of the IEC, Dr Brigalia Bam,

Ministers and Deputy Ministers,

Chief Electoral Officer, Advocate Pansy Tlakula,

Leaders of political parties,

Members of the media,

Ladies and gentlemen, 


We have come to the end of another important chapter in the consolidation of our young democracy.


We are proud of the fact that we have stayed on course since 1994 as a country with regards to…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 21, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Newly updated OD ETD skills programmes including NSDS III and QCTO content available

For emerging and existing OD-ETDP training providers we have the following newly updated skills programmes available for purchase and customization and they are learner and trainer ready. The skills programmes include the full range of facilitators, learner, assessment and related guides plus importantly include newly added content on the NSDS III and QCTO.

Providing career and vocational guidance is a key factor for the development of any individual and thus making practical…


Added by Ashwell Glasson on May 21, 2011 at 15:31 — No Comments

Notice to Services Seta Stakeholders


Page 1 of 2

13 May 2011


1. The Council of the…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 20, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Ministerial Information Sharing Session

The Services SETA, together with the Department of Higher Education and Training, cordially invites all stakeholders to attend an information sharing session in your province.…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 20, 2011 at 15:34 — No Comments

Excel 2007 Advanced Trainer Required

I need a freelance facilitator on the 10th of June to facilitate Excel 2007 Advanced.  Anyone with sufficient knowledge, please let me know. Facilitator will be required in Randburg.

Added by Anthony Clarke on May 20, 2011 at 14:24 — No Comments

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