This Editorial comment arises from three recent personal encounters: my reading of an article on how to persuade others to change their opinion; reflections on a robust interaction I had with a shopper in a queue; and watching an interview with Minister Blade Nzimande on the recent Stellenbosch University Senate decision to reject a call for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Reflecting upon the concept of freedom today (27 April 2024), Minister of Social Development Ms. Lindiwe Zulu made the point that freedom was never free. The Minister highlights the cost of the achievement of freedom ...
PAJA & Constitution

During the week leading up to the Easter long weekend, education and training practitioners and local media were abuzz as news circulated that 4 colleges of the Educor Group, namely: Damelin, Intec, CityVarsity, and Lyceum had been de-registered by the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET).

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In the beginning, Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) were central to the implementation of skills development. Employers were required to register an SDF, who would register with the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) covering that sector of the economy.

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The Background

In the week 4th – 8th March, 2023 a letter ostensibly from OUTA (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) was posted on Facebook.  To say it caused a stir is an under-statement. 

skills construction

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is one of three Quality Councils created by the National Qualifications Framework Act of 2008, and responsible for sub-frameworks of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Last week was dominated by the Matric results – officially, the 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination results. President Ramaphosa’s newsletter today (22 January 2023) described the 82.9% pass rate as a “stellar achievement”, and the Department of Basic Education is proud of the progress that has been made - the pass rate has risen from 78% ten years ago.

In 2024, 40 countries will be holding national elections 

These include the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Russia; a number of north and central Africa countries; those closest to us in Africa are: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, and Mauritius; and critically of course, ourselves - South Africa.


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