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July 2012 Blog Posts (34)


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Evaluating learning material to be acquired or developed

When deciding on a developer or a supplier of off-the-shelf SAQA-aligned outcomes-based learning material and assessments, the Training Provider's dilemma is how to evaluate the potential contractor or supplier.

Some time ago, the question arose of what guidelines can be given to training providers when they have to decide on contracting a designer/developer of outcomes-based learning material and assessments or when they buy 'off-the-shelf' material.

The suggestions that…

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Added by Marie Smith on July 31, 2012 at 12:56 — 19 Comments

How are the Services Seta implementing the Skills Developing Strategy III?

Hi South Africa,

a big thank you to all those that have responded to my earlier posting "The role of SETA's in implementing the NSDS III. it was indeed over whelming to know that people took the time to respond. 

i am looking for items, articles, ejournals, publications and discussion on the following question: " How are the SERVICES  SETA  implementing the Skills Development Strategy III ? " 

you welcome to inbox me or email me at :…

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Added by Mark Naidoo on July 31, 2012 at 7:09 — No Comments

The joys and responsibilities of self-employment and freelancing in an economy such as ours.

The joys and responsibilities of self-employment and freelancing in an economy such as ours.

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Added by Steve Wertheim on July 29, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments


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Bullying

I attended an international early childhood development conference two weeks ago.  Some of the discussions were around children’s aggressive behaviour.

A lecturer from a university said that they while they were doing research in a school, they asked the grade 1 scholars to make their own class rules.  The first rule that the girls made was that the boys should not be allowed to rape them during break.  At that age I did not even know of the existence of the word rape, but…

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Added by Wilma de Villiers on July 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 14 Comments

JACOB ZUMA TO VISIT JAMAICA FOR JAMAICA'S 50TH INDEPENDANCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS IN AUGUST

August will be a memorable month for Jamaica !!!!

 

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Added by Don Leffler on July 28, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Key Elements Of Writing Instruction For The Academic and Business Worlds In South Africa

Writing Instruction Is Important For University Students In South Africa. 
There Are A Number Of Key Issues It Needs To Address.
By Des Collier
It is generally accepted internationally that students must…
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Added by Steve Wertheim on July 27, 2012 at 11:47 — No Comments


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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR ARE VITAL TO SA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

While South Africa was spared the worst effects of the global crisis which hit many developed and emerging market economies in 2008, it is crucial that the country prepares for the possibility that this may not always be the case.



In order to maintain its ability to be globally competitive and grow its economy, South Africa needs renewed commitment by both the private and public sectors to nurture and grow the skills of its workforce in order to foster meaningful…

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Added by Dylan James on July 26, 2012 at 11:03 — No Comments


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ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING MR G.F QONDE AT THE BHP BILLITON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

ADDRESS OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING MR G.F QONDE AT THE BHP BILLITON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2012 HELD AT THE CSIR IN PRETORIA ON THE 25 – 26 JULY 2012

Delivered on behalf of Mr Qonde by Mr Mvuyisi Macikama

 

Programme Director, Principals of Industry, labour, government, community, institutions of training and other institutions, the organisers, Ladies and…

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Added by Dylan James on July 26, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments


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The correlation between educational grades and literacy levels

Many a Human Resource practitioner have been faced with this problem; the Literacy levels of employees present very low – even for highly educated candidates. Can it be accurate?

 

The definition of Functional Literacy should be revisited: Having the reading and writing skills necessary for everyday living, including work. Theoretically this implies a skills level equivalent to eight years of formal schooling in the language in which…

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Added by Zerelde Uys on July 25, 2012 at 17:42 — No Comments


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Nice Companies do Finish First

Local employers are having a hard time. They are not only struggling to fill vacant positions for high-skilled workers, but they are also struggling to keep their employees at work! According to a recent Adcorp Employment Index, there are now as many as 829 800 unfilled positions for high-skilled workers in South Africa, with senior management and professionals (medicine, engineering, etc.) suffering the most from shortages. And this in spite of the fact that South African…

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Added by Johan Poolman on July 24, 2012 at 6:25 — No Comments


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Off the Trolley: A Bit about a SafetyBoots Launch I attended

Thursday being the tiring night of a working week, left me very two-minded to attend KAP International safety boots launch.

Dragging myself to pluck on the courage to be a good wife and accompany my husband quickly had a splash and placed on my much need mask to hide the tired lines.

 

Getting lost for 45 min and cursing the poor GPS left me very despondent on how this night was going to end.

 

Finally phoning the venue Durbanville Hills Winery and…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on July 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments


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My South Africa

by Prof Jonathan Jansen

 

My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.



It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker's children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…

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Added by Cindy Payle on July 20, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments

SETA, NSS , Services SETA

HI, I am collating information for my Masters in Education (UWC) on the role of SETA's in implementing the National Skills Strategy 3 in the workplace environment: Case study of the Services SETA in Johannesburg. 

I am currently living in the Middle East and would really appreciate any assistance, ie, suggestions, questions, advice & references. Thank you - Stay Blessed. .  .

Added by Mark Naidoo on July 19, 2012 at 18:20 — 4 Comments


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Transfer of Learning in to the workplace

 Learnerships offer opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to become qualified professionals in the ECD field. Learnerships challenge established ways of teaching methods. One of the biggest challenges is to ensure that the training is translated into performance in the working environment, namely the ECD sites.

 

Teaching for transfer is one of the most important goals in education. Learners should gain knowledge and skills that they can use and…

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Added by Wilma de Villiers on July 17, 2012 at 21:22 — 2 Comments


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South Africa needs to speed up training competencies to stimulate economic development

It appears that the economy as well as the efficient and effective training of our human capital are mere political chat talks between the political powers and the corporate "fat cats" who show very little interest in the aspirations of the masses of our unemployed youth.

 

The difficulty appears to be the absolute incompetent people that are put in charge of ensuring that Training & Development of our human capital really takes place. It is criminal of those responsible…

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Added by Moegsien Harris on July 16, 2012 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Make Your Intellectual Property Work For You

Do you have intellectual property such as training courses, policies, procedures, processes, templates, tools, formulas, etc that are not working for you. The-Business-Box is your answer. We will be officially launching in the next 4 to 6 weeks so please contact me so that we can include your offering. Please visit www.the-business-box.com

for more details (please look at the "Supplier" tab. A final note- please remember that…

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Added by Myles Hopkins on July 12, 2012 at 14:24 — No Comments

APPETD clarifies rights of private providers in Constitution and Higher Education law

The Constitution, Section 29, entrenches the right to education.  Currently section 29 reads as follows:

29 Education

(1) Everyone has the right-

(a) to a basic education, including adult basic education; and

(b) to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.

(2) Everyone has the right to receive education in the official…

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Added by sylvia hammond on July 11, 2012 at 16:14 — 2 Comments


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Where does Training stand with the Change in Economy?

I have question? With all the things happening in the Economy, is there still room for training providers?

Is it still a feasible business to have?

We all may have the drive, ambition and passion to make a difference, however we all know it is also linked to monetary value!

Please state your feeling about this! 

Added by Madivan van der Merwe on July 11, 2012 at 14:43 — 2 Comments


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Job Profiles and “Organising Framework for Occupations” (OFO’s)

Job profiles which are also called job descriptions set out details of the functions, duties and responsibilities for a particular job.

One of the main objectives of a good job profile is to assist in the recruiting process. The profile if properly set out can be of great assistance to the manager conducting the interview and will assist in determining if the applicant is a good fit for the position.

In addition if the job profile outlines specific and key competencies required…

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Added by Des Squire on July 11, 2012 at 7:32 — No Comments


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Free_Thin-King opens the truth

Wake-up from being awake. Economic freedom in the blink of an eye, thus we’ll have it in our life time. Like it or not planet earth is facing economic disasters, created by our greediness and our own foolish and corrupt education that instigate planetary degradation by generating careers just for beefing up the money mongers economy. Skills based economy!!! It’s not your potential, wisdom, creativity and passion that determines what you have to be in this life; it’s this cruel economy and…

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Added by Kgatelopele Makua on July 9, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

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