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According to news reports in a Durban newspaper the Sunday Tribune, and also carried on the IOL Politics site, the DHET Minister Nzimande has opposed an application in the Labour Court for release of a report on financial matters at the University of Kwa-Zulu.

The court application was lodged by Josephine Naicker, who was dismissed after only five months service. She had been appointed as the Head of Internal Audit at the University.

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How often do poor inter-personal skills damage an organization in terms of lost business, impaired customer relationships and lack of coordination of internal processes?

Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, individually and in groups. Interpersonal skills include not only how we communicate with others, but also our confidence, and our ability to listen and understand. Problem solving, decision making and personal stress management are also considered Interpersonal skills.

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We have just received a request that all Applications for Registration by Private Training Providers be submitted to DHET in ring binders and not any other files.  Other files are apparently creating a bit of a problem with the DHET process and storage.  If applications are submitted in other file types, there will be no penalty, but the application will not be accepted until it is ring bound.

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Teaching is about engaging with learners. Engaging implies serious dialogue with the INNER SPEECH of learners.

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A Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner ranted on WhatsApp recently, using the K-word against her fellow learners. What was she thinking? Did she learn nothing from Penny Sparrow? However, this article is not about the young woman’s foolishness, parental responsibility or how the school is handling it. We are discussing racism in the workplace, and what an employer should do to eradicate this menace.

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Workplace forums in a nutshell

It is recommended that workplace forums should be formed when there are more than 100 employees.  They promote the interests of the workers by means of consultation and making joint decisions. Employers must provide workplace forums with all relevant information.

The functions of workplace forums are to

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Making a decision about the right training for your organisation depends on a number of factors – identifying business needs, the needs of the employees and the recognition of existing skill levels.

 

Assess your needs

 

Making a decision about the right training for your organisation depends on a number of factors – identifying business needs, the needs of your employees and a recognition of existing skill levels.
 

Identifying your business needs

 

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The 17th commission on Employment Equity Report was released last week and shows very little progress towards the achievement of change. Why is this and why are companies not responding and doing more?

In looking over the reports for the past few years I must admit the statistics if correct (I have no reason to doubt them) paint a very gloomy picture. Having trained many committee members at many companies I know for a fact companies are on the right track. The reports are being completed and the proposed changes are set out clearly.

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The Minister of Higher Education and Training recently presented the 2017/18 department budget to parliament.

He is responsible for ALL post-school education and training. This includes both public and private providers at ‘college’ and ‘university’ level.


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