This man of honour, integrity and truth
An example to all, the young and the old
A leader of men, with foresight and vision
A man amongst men – he…Continue
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NEW WELDING SCHOOL TO OPEN
Staffing Direct Training Academy (Pty) Ltd in conjunction with the South African Navy Wingfield to open a new training school for welders
To assist in meeting…Continue
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Workplace forums may be formed when there are more than 100 workers. They promote the interests of the workers by consulting and making joint decisions.
Employers must provide relevant information to workplace forums.
The functions of a workplace forum are to
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For whoever needs this today: Just something to think about...
Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me?
Just because a person looks happy doesn’t mean they are. You may have…Continue
I am looking for a second hand SLR camera (entry level model will suit) for my personal use.
Does anyone have one they want to sell????
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The purpose of disciplinary codes and procedures is to regulate standards of conduct and behaviour of employees in a company.
The aim of discipline is to correct unacceptable behaviour and adopt a progressive approach in the workplace.
The employer needs to establish that all employees are aware of the rules and standards of behaviour that are…Continue
As set out in the Organising Framework for Occupations version 12 a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is a person who “Analyses the skills requirements within an organisation and coordinates the execution of the personal development plans of employees, monitors the implementation of the workplace skills plan and reports accordingly” (OFO Number:242302)
This would imply that the job profile of the SDF should include the following functions
I read this recently and thought it was so apt in todays world:
"What you see depends on what you look for. You can enjoy the positives or seek out the negatives.
It's up to you" Andrew Grant
The question I ask is are we being too negative in terms of our outlook on South Africa?…Continue
Moderation ensures learners are assessed in a consistent, accurate and well-designed manner. It ensures all assessors who assess a particular unit standard or qualification, are using comparable assessment methods and are making similar and consistent judgments about learners’ performance.
Following a very beneficial meeting with Lance and Cheryl of Sakhisisizwe Projects I am delighted to advise we have agreed to form a business association. I trust that in doing so you as an existing or potential client can benefit from what we can now jointly offer.
Sakhisisizwe Projects is a SETA accredited training provider, as is AMSI and Associates cc. Sakhisisizwe is in a position to offer full qualifications, customised learnerships and skills programmes in the fields of…Continue
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Assessment is the process of making judgments about an individual's competence through matching evidence collected to the appropriate outcomes related to a specific unit standard, a series of unit standards, or a full qualification that have been registered by the south African Qualifications Authority.
Candidates who are deemed not yet competent on a summative assessment (following training) will normally not be allowed to be re-assessed on more…Continue
I am trying to source or locate the author and title of the poem that goes as follows
“Who is it knocks so loud?”
“A lonely little sin.”
“Slip through,” I answered.
And soon all hell was in.
I will be conducting a three day assessor training during the month of May. Discount of 10% for Skills Universe members. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and quote.
Moderator training will be conducted during the month of June
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Is there a difference between being qualified and being registered as a qualified assessor and/or moderator?
The answer is simply yes. All assessors and moderators must first and foremost be qualified as such.
To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 – Assess outcomes based assessment. Following training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent. Following the assessment,…Continue
A time for giving, receiving and sharing
A time for reflection on all that has passed
A time to ponder, maybe just wonder
What might have been different, what could have changed?
Reflect now and think - not of yourself
Of those in your life, you love even hate
Think of the good, forget all the bad
Forget all the hurt others…Continue
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Those who achieve this unit standard will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise once they have been assessed as competent and have registered as constituent assessors with the relevant SETA. They will be able to assess performance against specific unit…Continue
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When managers delegate they provide a framework and structure for employees. Employees know what is expected and what has to be done. It remains the manager’s responsibility to ensure each employee plays their part. Managers must select the right people for the right jobs, and assign them tasks that suit their skills and abilities. When managers delegate they must retain control and authority as they are still responsible and accountable.
Delegation is not empowerment
“I try hard not…
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The loss of life uncalled for
Why did they have to die?
Families left behind
Children without fathers
Wives without husbands
Sadness all around
Dear God - what has become of us?
Why such disregard for life?
Why not discuss - not demand?
Violence to gain attention
Why do leaders incite this violence?
Who to blame?
Not the question
The question is
Who caused these deaths?
Those responsible - no matter who
Must pay the…