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The BRILLIANT Cape Town flower sellers.

We ALL add value.

The cool Cape breeze took the edge off Spring, as I stood on the corner of Wale and Buitengracht streets, in Cape Town on a Sunday morning. I was next to a liquor store and a large rectangle of beautiful flowers - attended by two flower sellers. 

The middle-aged Muslim couple graciously sold me a few single flowers for a surprise early morning gift for Arthie. A beautiful Protea and a white lily made up my tiny present.

I greeted the…


Added by Brian V Moore on November 17, 2014 at 9:37 — 8 Comments

Life is not a video - the participants are real. Treat them with care and respect.

I had a great day at my eldest son's school sports day.

I was quite shocked, however, at the behaviour of some of the parents and family.

During the shuttle relays - where numerous kids competed over short distances - kids of all shapes and sizes had a full go at winning for their teams. Every child gave it their all.

Every time an over-weight child - started to run, this group would burst out laughing and jeering. You could see the joy and determination…


Added by Brian V Moore on November 17, 2014 at 8:13 — 6 Comments


The world is crying out for Authentic Leaders who inspire people not only through words but by Serving them.

The call for Leaders who genuinely serve their people is obvious in social, political and business communities. Inspirational Leadership enables all of us to discover our own…


Added by Michael Fraser on November 15, 2014 at 11:52 — 1 Comment

CATHSSETA put under administration.

What will be the implications for us? We are busy with an accreditation application.

Cathsseta put under administration  -  Article from SA Tourism Update 

12 Wed, Nov 2014


The Department for…


Added by Chris van Niekerk on November 12, 2014 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

6 Reasons Why Authenticity Is the Key to Success

What is your definition of success? No seriously, what is it?

Is it money? A house? A car? A boat?


Interestingly enough, monetary gains are hardly ever part of the definition of success for big league entrepreneurs. Their definitions all stem from more meaningful insights. Words like perseverance, active engagement and changing the world are continuously present. And just look at the entrepreneurs themselves: they all have 1 major thing in common, don’t they?…


Added by Jeanine Topping on November 11, 2014 at 10:14 — No Comments

Overcoming the challenges of training delivery to remote areas by using tablets to deliver FAIS Compliance training to the rural workforce

ChartallBusinessCollege has overcome the logistical challenges of delivering training to the more remote areas by using tablets to deliver #FAISComplianceTraining to the rural workforce.

The challenges:

Geographically spread, throughout rural South Africa

No fixed office or base;

No laptops;

All had company-provided smartphones;

Internet slow and intermittent;

Low levels of English;

In-house IT department against Skype and loading of other systems… Continue

Added by Chantal Bailie on November 11, 2014 at 10:01 — 2 Comments

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Added by Yolandie Mostert on November 10, 2014 at 12:17 — 1 Comment

How to get that FREELANCER Job as a Trainer or Assessor?

How to get that FREELANCER Job as a Trainer or Assessor?

How to start a career in the Education Field as a Trainer and Assessor, both locally in South Africa or Internationally

This article includes quick guidelines and some tips to find the JOB you need in the Training Industry.


The following types of JOB opportunities exist in the Educational Industry;

  • Qualified Trainers and…

Added by Jeanine Topping on November 6, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments

How to Create a Personal Business Plan That You’ll Really Use

Every successful business leader I’ve encountered is in some way a prolific goal setter. For this reason, the single most important piece of advice I give any aspiring entrepreneur or business professional is to figure out exactly what you want, document it on paper and then attack it every day.

A personal business plan is something that I develop each year to help me put my own advice into action. Creating a plan can…


Added by Jeanine Topping on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 — No Comments

Building your brand on a budget

Unlike many leading brands, the average small business does not have millions in the budget to channel into high-level brand-building exercises such as event sponsorships, glitzy product launches or using famous sportsmen and entertainers as brand ambassadors. In fact, for most of us, even finding the 15% of turnover benchmark recommended for marketing and branding efforts by generations of branding and advertising experts, is a real stretch.

This does not mean you can…


Added by Jeanine Topping on November 4, 2014 at 9:07 — No Comments

Invitation to Bid - Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA)

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998, seeks to appoint service providers for the provision of the services listed below to be contracted for the duration of the SETA’s licence period which ends 31 March 2016.

Proc-T244: Appointment of an Insurance Broker to Provide Comprehensive Business Insurance Services

Briefing Session Details: Compulsory Date: 11…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on November 3, 2014 at 14:59 — No Comments

ASDSA - KZN Breakfast Networking Meeting

On 31 October, 2014 the ASDSA – KZN held a networking breakfast session in Durban which included several local Training Providers and Skills Development Facilitators.

Besides the delicious food and good company, there were two very informative presentations. One from committee member, Tracey Norton who gave an update on the ASDSA SDF Professional Designation Project and the other from Jonathon Wigley from iQuote who presented the iQote Online QMS and LMS for SETA…


Added by Jeanine Topping on November 3, 2014 at 9:50 — No Comments


1. What is a learnership?

A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. Thus, learners is in learnership programmes have to attend classes at a college or training centre to complete classroom-based learning, and they also have to complete on-the-job training in a workplace. This means that unemployed people can only participate in a learnership proramme, if there is an employer that is willing to provide the required work…


Added by Jeanine Topping on October 31, 2014 at 8:36 — No Comments

7 Ways Successful and Fulfilled People Think Differently


We pay to kill cockroaches and spiders. In Thailand, they pay to eat cockroaches and spiders.

As different forms of thinking separate cultures, it’s also the case between those who are happy and successful, and those who aren’t. Great change has always come from thinking outside the box. Familiarity often turns our box into a prison without realization, crippling our potential success and sapping our happiness.

To reflect, assess, and challenge our personal forms of…


Added by Jeanine Topping on October 30, 2014 at 8:58 — No Comments


Well, rest assured, you are not alone.  Due to recent internal SETA changes in processes, all applying an already-accredited training providers are having to make a “shot left”!

This will involve training providers now having to “take 2 steps back to take 10 steps forward”.

We know how you have all worked really hard to date and we want to re-assure that our Accreditation Administrators already understand the new processes and are currently implementing the changes in…


Added by Jeanine Topping on October 29, 2014 at 8:58 — No Comments

Much needed Teacher Development Strategy for South Africa’s 450 000 Teachers

How can we provide access to Professional Development programmes to some 450 000 Teachers country wide (Principals, HOD’s and teachers) in all public and independent schools?

Special Appeal to support Education in South Africa

For just R 240 per year you will support the development…


Added by Don Leffler on October 28, 2014 at 20:54 — No Comments

5 Things CEOs Don't Ask About Marketing, But Should

It’s often difficult to isolate and quantify what marketing is responsible for, so there is an inherent disconnect between result-oriented CEOs and their marketing teams.

Oftentimes, this results in a completely hands-off approach, usually because management doesn’t truly understand marketing’s strategy enough to know what questions to ask. The problem with this process is that companies are missing out on serious growth…


Added by Jeanine Topping on October 28, 2014 at 9:08 — No Comments

Services SETA Discretionary Grant Applications



The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of (1998) as amended, to enable stakeholders to advance skills levels in the services sector.

The Services SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant funding. The Discretionary Grants Applications will open during the…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 27, 2014 at 11:12 — No Comments

Services SETA Annual General Meeting


Notice and Invitation

to the Annual General Meeting (AGM)


Notice is hereby given to all Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) stakeholders that the Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:


Date:      20 November 2014

Venue:    Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre

              14 View Point Road Boksburg…


Added by sylvia hammond on October 27, 2014 at 11:06 — No Comments

Thinking outside the box when recruiting employees

The job market has undergone significant changes since the dawn of the digital age. Young people entering industries twenty or thirty years ago were likely to stick with the same line of work, often even the same company, until retirement. Modern workers, on the other hand, skip between professions throughout their…


Added by Chantel Harris on October 27, 2014 at 10:41 — 2 Comments

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