Minister Nzimande provided an update on students:
* students who returned from Wuhan in China have completed their 14 day quarantine, and arrangements are being made for their release, transporting to provinces, and reuniting with families. Transport has been arranged.
* students from China, 76 who are from TVET, and were on work-based learning…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic DSI Minister updates on COVID-19 central monitoring platform in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
This afternoon – 28 March 2020 – Minister Nzimande – under his dual responsibility for DHET & DSI – updated South Africa on two critical innovations under the Science and Innovation department.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has finalised a platform to provide a “core situational awareness” for the whole country.
sylvia hammond replied to the topic sacoronavirus.co.za – official SA Government website for COVID-19 in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 4 hours, 19 minutes ago
AS PER THE MINISTER’S DIRECTIVE, BELOW PLEASE FIND IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND CONTACT DETAILS
If you should need help or support do not hesitate to call these numbers.
Even in this time of lock down these services are operational. (Please share widely. Thank you).
Gender Based Violence Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell p…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic sacoronavirus.co.za – official SA Government website for COVID-19 in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 1 day ago
There are implications for workers in essential services. Please see this article of a resolution of a distribution centre dispute.
sylvia hammond started the topic DEL & CCMA resolve distribution centre industrial action during lockdown in the forum Careers, Jobs & The Labour Market 1 day ago
Minister Nxesi from the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) and Director Marajane of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) intervened on 26th March 2020 in a dispute at the Pick ‘n Pay Longmeadow Distribution Centre.
Prior to the dispute, the employer and union representatives had reached an in principle…[Read more]
The Media Information and Communication Technology (MICT Seta) (not Wholesale & Retail – W&RSeta) Sector Education & Training Authority has issued a blanket extension for the submission of the Mandatory Grants for 2020-2021.
Please see attached.
is the official page for information on the the corona virus COVID-19.
The Financial and Auditing Services SETA (FASSET) has issued a blanket extension of the submission date of the Mandatory Grant (MG) 2020-2021 from 30 April 2020 to 31 May 2020.
Please see attached for the communication.
sylvia hammond started the topic Coronavirus. Recognising disenfranchised grief amid COVID-19 in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 2 days, 2 hours ago
Please see the attached article, published by courtesy of Monash Lens, Monash University.
The article by Professor Jane Fisher and Senior Research Fellow Maggie Kirkman raises the issue of anxiety in these difficult times, explains the effects upon the individual, and offers means of coping.
Please see attached
Hi Abram, welcome to our community. Please also look at our sister site:
sylvia hammond started the topic ETDP SETA issues blanket extension of MG submission date in the forum Skills Development Facilitators 2 days, 3 hours ago
Attention all Skills Development Facilitators submitting Mandatory Grants to the ETDP SETA.
Please see attached – blanked extension of submission date.
Apologies for the quality but the information is critical.
sylvia hammond started the topic Security Cluster Ministers reveal Lockdown Regulations in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 2 days, 18 hours ago
Personally, I don’t think that one’s personal politics or ideology matter, it is clear to see that since the end of January, South Africa has been following a highly organised process in response to COVID-19.
After President Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on the 15th March,2020, the President consulted widely, including the social…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic Minister Nzimande on DHET contribution under COVID-19 in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 3 days, 18 hours ago
After the President’s announcement of a State of Disaster, clusters of Ministers were set up, in order to develop the detailed plan of actions by each separate Ministry, but ensure co-ordination.
The clusters are: economid, social, and security.
Higher education falls under the social cluster.
Attached is the presentation made by Minister…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic The digital age…. Not in Africa it seems in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 3 days, 18 hours ago
Thank you for the copy of the email. First, I raised a query to the professional association ASDSA. They advise they will raise it to BUSA.
Personally I am sceptical about the “audit” answer. So I have submitted a request directly to the Office of the Auditor General.
I will post when I receive replies.
In the meantime, I would…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic The digital age…. Not in Africa it seems in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 4 days, 1 hour ago
Please send a copy to me at email email@example.com thx
Thank you Des for your thoughtful wishes and offer of support to all members.
This morning, our CEO Alan sent our Portal Publishing team a confirmation that all our sites will continue to run, as we are declared by the President to be an “enabling service” – so we are working at the order of the President :).
Please stay safe.
See attached list…[Read more]
Following the announcement by the President of the three week lock down I would just like to wish all of my many friends on Skills-Universe, (as well as members who are not linked to my friendship network), all of the best in the weeks that lie ahead. I pray you will all stay safe and that God will protect you over this period.
Should you feel…[Read more]
This posting is a complete repeat of a SANews.gov article included in the 23-03-23 Monday 2nd Edition
“The South African business community has mobilised to combine its resources as a way of limiting the economic, social and health impact of COVID-19 on the country.
This emerged at the discussions held by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the…[Read more]
Hi Dinesh – No – please do not post adverts for products.
Lynel Farrell started the topic QCTO Immediate Release: Closure of Walk-In Services in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 5 days, 7 hours ago
PUBLIC NOTICE: 01 OF 2020
CLOSURE OF WALK-IN SERVICES AT THE QUALITY COUNCIL FOR TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS (QCTO) – WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
In response to the President’s call to reduce the infection rate of the COVID-19 virus, the management of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has taken a precautionary decision to close its fro…[Read more]
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