Diversity, Culture, Ethics, Values, Morals, Equality, Race, Ethnicity


Diversity, Culture, Ethics, Values, Morals, Equality, Race, Ethnicity

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, our former Deputy President is a South African woman to be proud of - making a contribution on the international stage. has issued a media report on the award to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who is now the United Nations (UN) Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

She will receive the 2019 Cannes LionHeart award "in recognition of her advocacy for women, human rights and social justice throughout the world, and for her leadership of the industrywide diversity initiative, The Unstereotype Alliance."

We have just had Freedom Day, and I am sure it means different things to different people. It occurs to me that there are different kinds of freedom. Yes - one freedom is to vote; another is economic freedom - to be able to participate and have a stake in the economy; but what about the freedom to think, to have access to information? That's what this site is all about - training - skills development - learning - development.

Dear Skills Universe Members, I would like to hear from you and how you deal with special needs in the ETD field/workplace.  Whether you facilitate, assess, moderate, write learning material etc.  An interesting subject for sure which might need some additional thoughts.

Here are some of the questions I have:

Izinga Business Solutions (PTY) Ltd, a 100% black owned and managed entity, recognizes the alignment between strategies, business processes and people competencies to achieve business growth and ensure financial sustainability.

Much has been said recently in the press and other forms of media on the subject of racism. What is of concern to me is what appears to be a lack of understanding as to what exactly racism is. Under no circumstances can I or do I personally condone racism and I must point out it is not my intention to defend racism or racist behaviour.

There is a saying “knowledge is bliss” but is it really?  Knowledge of itself is great to have and can be of tremendous value but knowledge of itself is useless unless it is used, brings about change and leads to transformation.

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 174(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, appointed Justice Mandisa Muriel Maya as the Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Justice Maya will fill the vacancy that has occurred following the discharge from active service of Mr Justice Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane.
She will thus occupy one of the top four senior positions in the leadership echelons of the judiciary.

Ettie Hillesum, a Jewish woman who died in Ausschwitz in 1943 wrote this diary entry a year before her death.

"Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world"

What might our lives look like if we were to take her statement to heart?



The concept of diversity means different things to different people. This statement in itself exemplifies the diversity that exists between each and every one of us. We are all unique individuals and we all have our individual differences. We think differently, we speak differently, work differently, do things differently, understand things differently. This is fact and needs to be acknowledged as fact. We need to recognise and embrace the differences that exist and the diversity that surrounds us.


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