For discussions on all aspects of the post-school education & training system (PSET) as set out in the White Paper on PSET by Department of Higher Education & Training – including universities, TVET Colleges, community colleges.
Skills-universe is technically “social media”, but with a difference. How? And why does it matter?
In the “old” days, the world of journalism was a controlled domain – not just the propaganda and censorship of the apartheid era, but internationally. Press releases were issued to specific audiences, in different ways.
Now everything is…[Read more]
For those who don’t want to scroll through the whole budget document –
see attached Vote 17 for Higher Education and Training
Members may have read the previous discussion in this group – Nigel provided very substantial replies:
Why do I raise this now? Because an important document was published at the end of last year. It’s entitled:
Members of skills-universe who have been with us a long time will know that I have a personal opinion that the educators (all highly qualified and professional) sometimes make decisions without realising the realities of the real world of work.
I fully understand and have read the original Presidential Commission Report, commissioned by President…[Read more]
NAPTOSA has released this update regarding the conditions of return to work for Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) colleges and Community Education & Training Colleges (CET).
Please see attached.
I have a number of questions arising from this update, and I don’t have any further information. So if there are members who are able…[Read more]
How many times do we see people saying things like: we have the best Constitution; or there is nothing wrong with our strategy and policies?
So what holds us back?
The Conversation published a very interesting article, well worth your weekend reading list. Please read this article, there will be a follow-up to commence discussion.
South African…[Read more]
Please see attached – details of an opportunity to attend very interesting webinar topics on religious education by the
Department of Education in Oxford University, UK.
Minister Nzimande held a media briefing on Thursday 26th November 2020. Unfortunately, some of us were unable to hear him – apparently, depending upon which link we chose to follow.
This is the full report of the media briefing, which covers the state of Post-school Education and Training landscape post COVID-19.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has reminded all skills development stakeholders of the need to comment on the draft Regulations regarding the National Skills Authority (NSA). The Regulations were apparently issued just prior to the shutdown, and obviously were not the priority for anyone.
Now the deadline to submit your…[Read more]
The Guidelines and Protocol writing committee of Higher Health Scientific Technical Task Team – under the department of Higher Education (DHET) has issued a protocol document to guide Post School Education & Training (PSET) institutions in the event of cluster outbreaks of COVID-19.
Please note that it is dated 10 September 2020, and before…[Read more]
This discussion follows Minister Nzimande’s support to end corruption. I still smile at his response “utter crap”, and wish that we used it more when politicians take as for fools.
There is a problem that should probably be called exploitation – rather than corruption, but is also destructive to implementation of skills develpment.
In his media briefing today (26 August 2020) Minister Nzimande was adamant that he will not allow corruption to take place in his department – and updated on the status of skills development.
As soon as the full media report is received, I will post. There were detailed stats on the university and TVET student returns to on-campus studies.
Did you miss the National Skills Authority (NSA) webinar this morning on the Impact of COVID-19 on Education, Skills Development and Training?
It was the second of three intended webinars by the NSA. It is one of the benefits of COVID-19 that we have a plethora of webinars, and as a result have had the opportunity to listen to speakers who we…[Read more]
To all members – please see the attached draft report – and note the submission date for comments.
Analysis of PSET Trends Towards NDP 2030. Draft NPC Report April 2020.
The position paper seeks comments by 6 July 2020.
There is a separate “skills” section. Personally, having read it now, I intend to make some comment on the Learnership/skills…[Read more]
To all members of skills-universe,
The urgent need for Criteria and Guidelines for skills development sub-sector.
It becomes apparent to me how national decision-makers have less than a full grasp of the economic implications of their decisions for the skills development sub-sector.
This includes the economic impact for employers, and the…[Read more]
It becomes very clear that there is a genuine and sincere lack of knowledge of the complexity of the skills development sub-sector – and the contribution it makes to the national economy.
So I thought I would put together a very summarised document indicating aspects of the sub-sector, without getting into a very lengthy, highly detailed…[Read more]
Please see attached the Government Gazette published by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on the
Criteria to return to public universities and private higher education campuses.
The Parliamentary Committee meetings are now virtual –
tomorrow there is a meeting of the:
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology, (National Assembly),
[The Agenda is a follow-up briefing by the:
Services Sector Education and Training Authority (ServiceSETA),
Wholesale and Retail (W&RSETA) and
Construction (CETA) on…[Read more]
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has published a Question & Answer document on measures to phase out the lockdown and phase in.
Please also see in conjunction with the Communique to Private Colleges Regarding their State of Readiness to Resume 2020 Academic Activities – previously distributed.
Both documents are attached.
Please see attached the National Skills Fund (NSF) Strategic Plan for the period 2020 – 2025 released by the National Skills Authority (NSA).
Just a word of caution – all budgets and all plans are under review – in order to manage the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various relief funds that have – and are still being created.
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