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The constitutional court has recently – for all practical purposes, legalised the private use of cannabis. What the Constitutional Court confirmed is that citizens have the right to cultivate, possess and use cannabis in private.

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I notice once again that some members are posting adverts for the services of assessors and moderators. It would be great if we could insist that providers publish accreditation numbers and expiry date when seeking such services. If the services are required for accreditation purposes then members should say so. We should not be requested to part with personal information without being aware of why it is required.

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Postgraduate research is always made to be complicated, but it is not at all. Research as a discipline is fun. One needs to understand the key philosophical paradigms as follows:
(1) Positivism - the stance of the natural scientist
(2) Realism - direct and critical realism
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For those who may not have seen this report from It is re-published here as it is of relevance to skills-universe members.

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says education, training and skills development are critical as they afford society an opportunity to learn and progress.

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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has launched a call for tender called ‘Provision of services related to skills data and intelligence’.

The purpose of this contract is to provide support to Cedefop in relation to data analysis and intelligence on skills and labour markets, primarily for the Skills Panorama, through the following services:
a) engaging in data handling and analysis,

b) conducting research in the area of skills and labour market,

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1. Are you tired of being frustrated by thesis/dissertation writing?

2. Are you frustrated with your advisor or not getting the individual support you need?

3. Are you struggling with writing methods?

4. Do you need help with the proposal/dissertation process?

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To all accredited Training Providers: The DHET application for registration is actually closer than what we think it is.  

120 business days left to submit your application.  T

he deadline is 30 November 2018. 

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Social media is an extremely powerful tool. No longer is being published on a platform - that the entire world can see - the sole domain of print media and limited to a selected few. Anyone can become a published author thanks to the Internet and social media.

This is an incredible powerful tool; however, some may abuse this power and, in the process, bring their employers into disrepute. The case of Hanniker v One and Only Cape Town (Pty) Ltd – 26 CCMA 8.37.9 illustrates this point:

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Transformation in the workplace is a process to change the racial, gender and economic status of the workplace to reflect the South African population demographics. There are various pieces of legislation which have been enacted to transform South African businesses and society to ensure that all enjoy equal opportunities, fair treatment and thereby promote equal respect and dignity.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and the Employment Equity Act


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