November 2010 Blog Posts (37)

manuals needed

please anyone has manuals for unit standard 61591 national certificate: information technology: end user computing.

Added by Moeketsi Jonathan Pholo on November 29, 2010 at 17:59 — No Comments

South Africa helping Pakistan flood victims

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim Ebrahim is to hand over a cheque for R5 million to support the victims of floods in Pakistan.…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 29, 2010 at 11:16 — No Comments

training material

We are urgently looking for training material for the following qualifications:



Added by Patricia Socikwa on November 28, 2010 at 16:02 — No Comments

skill shortage in S.A.

Dear members,

Skills shortage is a common concern in most of african countries. Politicians are neglecting this problem. Yet social progress depend on the way the system generate competent employees and inventive labourers in different areas and sectors. As John Maynard Keynes said : growth and wealth are a matter of the capacity of producing skilled people in each sector of the economy. In fact, China and India are growing, to a great extent,thanks to the know-how and…


Added by ALBERT LUTETE on November 27, 2010 at 23:44 — No Comments

SA skills shortages

My view is that in order to address this serious skills shortage, we have to begin to distinguish between skilled and semi- skilled workers. The ideal is to have skilled workers only but i think our situation ( poverty and unemployment) warrents economically active citezens.

The economic and industry sectors can do much better with more semi skilled workers who can earn an income and improve the livelyhoods of many more South Africans. An electrical contracter does not only…


Added by Evan David Ruthford on November 23, 2010 at 13:01 — 1 Comment

Learning green skills - vital to Sa's transition to a low carbon economy

South Africa is committed to becoming a low carbon economy and to reducing our carbon emissions by

34% by 2020. The demand for skilled professionals in the carbon and energy sectors is rising. Predictions around job creation from these industries are very promising. The GreenPeace Ene…


Added by Timea Kulcsar on November 23, 2010 at 12:04 — No Comments

Google believes in online growth in Africa

Google poses to push development in the african continent, as it has over the past few years. The webinar group, teamed with engineers and entrepreneurs give a great overview and understanding as to implementing google concepts into africa. Evidently, mobile is here, and was repeated throughout the different presentations. Google maps API’s now enable a more “user enhanced” as well as editable features, allowing us to customise the maps to suit our specific needs. Developers were especially… Continue

Added by Adeeb Franciscus on November 23, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

ECD Centres in Need!

It was heartbreaking to see the picture in the Sunday Times, 21 November 2010:

Thirteen pre-schoolers sleeping on four small matrasses! This photo was taken at an Early Childhood Development

site at a Cape Town- based NGO.

I read the article and for the first time read about the VODACOM CHANGE THE WORLD programme. The day care centre where the photo was taken is one of the organisations around the country that was selected as part of the project. "Ten professionals will be… Continue

Added by Wilma de Villiers on November 22, 2010 at 19:45 — 11 Comments

South Africa's Skills Shortage

There is evidence that South Africa's growing skills shortage is increasing. Skills are needed for the economy to grow.

Children that are scoring low in literacy and numeracy tests are not contributing to the fact that we need skilled people. If one looks at the new NCV courses that were registered by the Department of Education it is a concern that the focus is not on skills. Lately one can read the outcry for courses that offer the necessary skills. In Early Childhood Development,… Continue

Added by Wilma de Villiers on November 21, 2010 at 22:00 — 15 Comments

assessors/moderators wanted

hi there people i desperatley need moderator/assessor for basic computing technology unit standard 113836 as in yesterday. i need to complete our online registration with seta if anyone available please send me your contacts at my landline is 011 984 8254 (and it is a weekend i am on talk plus 2 i get free telkom to telkom calls for an hour) my mobile is 076 964 2932 please help.

Added by Moeketsi Jonathan Pholo on November 20, 2010 at 15:54 — No Comments

R22million withdrawn from Project Literacy - Letter to Clients,Donors & Friends

This letter sent by Project Literacry to clients, donors and friends may be of interest to skills-universe members - quoted in full below.

11 November 2010

Dear Project Literacy customers, donors and friends

You will be reading some coverage regarding our impasse with…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 19, 2010 at 10:08 — No Comments

Pakistan Flood Relief Days 34-71 Part 2


Greetings of…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 19, 2010 at 9:28 — No Comments

You have to love the Irish - have a laugh

Paddy staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddies. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Kathleen.

He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the…


Added by Des Squire on November 19, 2010 at 7:11 — 1 Comment

A young girl's personal courage has inspired an entire community

Reported by Mandla Khoza from Komatipoort…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 17, 2010 at 17:26 — 3 Comments

Pakistan Flood Relief Days 38 - 71 Part 1




Added by sylvia hammond on November 17, 2010 at 7:53 — No Comments

A redefined landscape, no not really!

Well, it seems that the early optimism of the vision that Dr Nzimande has for the skills landscape has not borne fruit. With a pragmatic and 'realpolitik' perspective, many of us could see that the scope and quality of change required was to much to ask in such a short span of time. To many projects and processes critically dependent on each other running in parallel would be threatened if it was to be tackled all in a go. Though one might contend that the magnitude of structural change… Continue

Added by Ashwell Glasson on November 15, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Recommendations by the Debt Counselling Task Team

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) set up a Task Team in October 2009 to identify the blockages in the debt review process under the National Credit Act and make recommendations to address the problems

identified after consulting all major stakeholders.

Based upon the NCR’s statistics and July 2010 Task Team Report, the current position in debt counselling is as follows:

  • 1, 733 debt counsellors are registered with the…


Added by Natasha Bovill on November 12, 2010 at 9:18 — No Comments

Career Guidance Offered for all Grade 12 learners Business Professionals

Greetings members

The Tourism & Business Institute of South Africa are offering all Grade 12 learners career guidance at no cost.

The diar need for guidance is much needed as students have really had a bumper year we need to nurture and guide them, choosing their choice of study. A statement was made a couple of days ago that 1 in every 10 grade 10 or 11 learner will make it to Grade 12 which is extremely low and should ring alarm bells.



Added by Ryan Van Der Vendt on November 12, 2010 at 6:44 — No Comments

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