All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (46)

South African Quality Assurance Network 2016 Conference Announcement and call for papers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education will be organised by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and will take place…


Added by sylvia hammond on April 15, 2016 at 17:13 — 1 Comment

eLearning Africa 2016 11th International Conference ICT for Development Education & Training

For skills-universe members - this looks like a relevant conference to those members involved in ICT and eLearning.

"The event will take place from May 24 – 26, 2016, in Cairo, Egypt ( We would be delighted if you could make a reference to this conference and include it in…


Added by sylvia hammond on January 19, 2016 at 15:40 — 1 Comment

Trust and Betrayal at the Work Place - Are your Actions Eroding your Relationship Capital?

For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa.  These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.

Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on January 5, 2015 at 14:56 — No Comments

President Obama speaks at UCT

Remarks by President Obama at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Please, please, everybody have a seat. Hello Cape Town!


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thobela. Molweni. Sanibona. Dumelang. Ndaa. Reperile.

AUDIENCE: Reperile!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: See, I've been practicing. How-zit? (Applause.) Did I leave anybody out? All right, well, I didn't want to leave…


Added by Cindy Payle on July 1, 2013 at 10:31 — No Comments


I had the privilege to address dealmakers at one of Africa’s largest Indabas held in Cape Town. The message underpinning my highly interactive and pragmatic sessions was simple, yet profound: As we move through the rest of 2013 and beyond, there is a lot to think about and understand as it relates to the world of networking and business relationship development. In my humble opinion, based on my own experience and life-long learning, networking as we know it today has been dying a slow death…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on June 21, 2013 at 9:45 — No Comments


Networking and personal branding expert Karl Smith probably wasn’t sure what was in store for his future when he left his last full-time job  to start a partnership. It’s when he left his corporate job … that he thought clients were just going to fall into his lap. He didn’t bask long in his newly found glory and he soon discovered that it takes much more than handing out business cards to get clients.

Rather than dwelling on the cold reality of economic struggle, he poured himself…


Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on June 10, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments


The workplace environment is constantly evolving, and in order for businesses to remain competitive and thrive in this changing environment, effective leadership is vital.  This is according to Hennie Heymans, Managing Director of DHL South Africa, who addressed the attendees of the 2013 DHL Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention, a gathering of South Africa’s leadership alumni, which took place on Friday.

He says that leadership is described as a process of social influence in which one…


Added by Dylan James on March 25, 2013 at 11:50 — No Comments


Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s recent announcement of her return to politics and the launch of her political party platform, Agang, has brought to light how the role of women in society has changed immensely over the past few years.

However, given the growing number of equal opportunities available to females in the workplace, women continue to lag in comparison to their male counterparts in both senior management and leadership positions. This is according to Kunyalala Maphisa, President of…


Added by Dylan James on March 6, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

SA needs action, not another economic Codesa

By Raymond Parsons
It is said that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ For some time now, some analysts have been calling for an economic CODESA. Their idea is to recreate what would be a…

Added by Cindy Payle on November 21, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Nestle utilises tax allowance programme to advance training in new operations

Nestle' has benefited from Section 12I of the Income Tax Act to create 130 permanent positions in Babelegi, Hammanskraal.  The Tax Allowance Programme provides relief for companies setting up manufacturing operations and will provide training for the new employees.

Speaking at the dti launch Minister Rob Davies explained that food security is a priority for South Africa. This investment is part of the national strategy to enhance agro-processing and that a number of multinationals are…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 7, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments

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…


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

City and Guilds acquires Assessment College

Latest news from City and Guilds

City & Guilds is pleased to announce the acquisition of Assessment College as part of their continued international expansion.

Founded fourteen years ago, Assessment College is one of the largest trainer and assessor training providers in South Africa. Having worked together for over two years, City & Guilds and Assessment…


Added by sylvia hammond on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 — 1 Comment

President Zuma on Human Rights Day - to visit FET principals on skills development

Deputy President of the Republic, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe;  

NCOP Chairperson, Mr Mninawa Mahlangu; 

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present,

Gauteng Premier, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane; 

Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, 

Councillor Parks Tau;  

Representatives of Chapter 9 Institutions; 

The Dean of the…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 21, 2012 at 13:32 — 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

Speech by Deputy President Motlanthe on 15th Anniversary of SA Constitution

Programme Director, Cheryl Carolous;

Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng;

Former Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo;

Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke;

Judge Present;

Former Justices;

Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane;

Chairperson of the Constitutional Hill Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa;

Members of the Trust;

Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners

Fellow South Africans


I thank you most sincerely for this…


Added by sylvia hammond on December 12, 2011 at 15:40 — No Comments

Acceptance Speech by President Dr Zuma at award of Honorary Doctorate

On the occasion of being awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy for his contribution to education and human development at the American University of Nigeria

Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Nigeria,

Excellency the former Vice President of the Republic of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar,

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Nigeria, Mr Ahmed Joda,

The President of the American…


Added by sylvia hammond on December 11, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

Essential Reading for all South Africans - Gift of the Givers in Verdwaal, Itsoseng, Lichtenberg


 22 November 2011


      As Salaamu Alaykum…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 22, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

President Zuma's statement at Open Government Partnership, New York

Excellency President Obama

Excellency President Rousseff;

Excellencies Heads of State and Government,

Members of the Open Government Partnership International Steering Committee;

Representatives of civil society partners;

Ladies and gentlemen, 

Thank you for this opportunity to participate in this important discussion on open government.  We would like to thank President Obama and President Rousseff for…


Added by sylvia hammond on September 20, 2011 at 16:39 — No Comments

President calls for black business organisations to stop fighting

President Jacob Zuma has called for an end to the squabbles that have led to noticeable divisions within the country’s business sector following a decision recently by the Black Management Forum to cut ties with Business Unity South Africa.


The storm had since led to divisions, accusations and counter-accusations of racism from both sides.


But on Tuesday Zuma, who addressed an inaugural Black Business Summit in Sunninghill, north of Johannesburg, moved to rein…


Added by sylvia hammond on September 6, 2011 at 14:29 — No Comments

Harold Wolpe Lecture: Striking against inequality or damaging the economy?

In what has become an annual event, South African unions are again striking for better wages. While the unions claim wage hikes will reduce inequality, critics say they cause youth unemployment. Union activists say that South Africa is the most unequal society in the world and that their demands seek to fix that.…


Added by sylvia hammond on August 23, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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