The Minister of Higher Education and Training has released the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training - and we have it available for download from our website.
The White Paper was approved by Cabinet late in 2013 and has only now been released to the public. The document outlines the government's strategy to build an expanded, integrated and effective post-school education and training system.…Continue
The National Skills Conference 2013 is being held in Boksburg. Representatives from all related groups are present to review the progress made with the National Skills Development Strategy III.
The theme for the conference is Together, turning every workplace into a training space.
INVITATION TO ATTEND THE QCTO QUALIFICATION DEVELOPMENT
PRE-SCOPING MEETING FOR GARDEN WORKER
OFO CODE 821401
You are cordially invited to attend the QCTO Pre-Scoping meeting for the proposed garden worker, OFO Code 821401, qualification.
The meeting will take place according to the following details:
Date of meeting: 26 August 2013.…Continue
Added by Alan Hammond on August 6, 2013 at 10:25 — No Comments
President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by ANC Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, visited the former President this evening, 23 June in hospital. They were briefed by the medical team who informed them that the former President's…Continue
Added by Alan Hammond on June 23, 2013 at 21:59 — No Comments
The transport sector training authority (Teta Seta) has a vacancy for a Chief Operating Officer.
The incumbent must be : Results-focused, Time-focused, Articulate, Innovative, Detail-focused, Assertive & willing to travel
If you have many years experience in senior management this position could be for you.
Added by Alan Hammond on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
If you know of any young people who are trying to find learnership, education or internship opportunities for this year please tell them about these opportunities on offer.
Its the time of year when hundreds of thousands of young people try to get a place on one of the tens of thousands of education and training opportunities available.
Our sister site, Careers Portal, lists all the latest opportunities. Please see the latest opportunities below and share the information with…Continue
Added by Alan Hammond on January 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
In his budget vote speech in April this year, the Minister announced that he would soon be establishing the Ministerial Oversight Committee on Transformation, whose mandate would be to monitor issues of transformation, discrimination based on race, gender and other prejudices, and advise the Minister on policy and other appropriate interventions. This was a recommendation of the Ministerial Committee on Transformation and Social Cohesion and Elimination of Discrimination in Public Higher…Continue
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Can you learn enough about labour law in a two-day course to be able to manage industrial relations in your company?
Bruno Bruniquel raises the issue this week in his article about industrial relations training in South Africa. “The problem is that training specialists usually don’t know labour relations and most labour lawyers don’t know how to train. To make matters worse, unit standards relating to labour relations are poorly written and do not cover all the actual training…Continue
By Jim Freeman
The Services Seta has won its second labour court case against the minister of higher education and training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and his department in less than a week.
This morning, judge David Gush, ruled that the minister had no reason to place the Seta under the administration of Dr Sihle Moon and have the contents of its bank accounts transferred to the National Skills Fund.…Continue
The Higher Education and Training Ministry will appeal against the Labour Court ruling this week that declared their imposition of a new constitution and chairperson on the Services Setas to be unlawful. In a statement the Ministry declared that, "there is no going back on the path we have undertaken to transform and strengthen the Seta system".
In a statement released to the media the Higher Education and Training Ministry announced, "It is the intention of the DHET to appeal this…Continue
By JIM FREEMAN
At the time when all around him were celebrating, Services Seta chief executive Ivor Blumenthal simply shook his head. “It’s a Pyrrhic victory,” he said sadly.
In the end, there was little to distinguish winner from loser. Yes, the idealist Blumenthal triumphed over the ideologue Nzimande but, truth be told, it’s probably a good thing for all around him that he has already resigned the position to which Judge Annelie Basson yesterday restored…Continue
NEWS FLASH –
By JIM FREEMAN
The labour court has granted an application by the Services Seta (sector education and training authority) to have a constitution and board imposed on it by higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande declared unlawful.
The application, which was upheld with costs, sets aside Dr Nzimande’s appointment of Dr Sihle Moon, Shakeel Ori and Nolwande Mantashe as independent chairperson and ministerial appointees to the Services Seta…Continue
Minister Blade Nzimande promised that it wouldn't be 'business as usual' at the Setas under his watch and he has kept his word. In a major shake-up of Seta governance the Minister of Higher Education and Training has announced the names of the independent chairpersons of the Seta boards.
In an official communication regarding Seta governance issues, the Higher Education and Training Department has highlighted a number of changes to the way Setas are governed.…Continue
Added by Alan Hammond on March 3, 2011 at 10:20 — No Comments
Let us drop titles for the purpose of a necessary exchange. So let us forget for now that I am a cabinet minister and that you are a director-general equivalent, in the same government.
I want to address you simply as a compatriot South African.
I want to draw to your attention the fact that your statements about “an over-concentration of coloureds” are against the letter…Continue
Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has launched an unprecedented attack on government spokesman Jimmy Manyi, branding the Black Management Forum head as a racist in the mould of H F Verwoerd.
Manyi has never been far from controversy. When we was head of the Employment Equity Commission he denied that there was a skills shortage in the country, blaming the problems on the reluctance of business leaders to hire black…Continue
Statment by Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande.
I would like to congratulate all the learners from the Class of 2010 who have passed the National Senior Certificate examinations. The National Senior Certificate is the culmination of one phase of education and an entry point to opportunities and options for the future. …Continue
The Minister of Labour has released the four labour law amendments that were recently approved by the Cabinet. The bills are open for public comment until te 17th of February 2011.
Added by Alan Hammond on December 17, 2010 at 16:06 — No Comments
Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant will be introducing laws aimed at regulating contract work and addressing the raging issue of labour broking.
The far-reaching amendments also aim to facilitate the unionisation of workers and conclusion of sectoral collective agreements to cover vulnerable workers.