Des Squire replied to the topic Comments of Sylvia Hammond to APPETD in support of SDPs in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 3 days, 6 hours ago
Thank you so much for that Sylvia, very well said. You are really doing a great job and its about time we providers recognised your contribution and effort on our behalf. Thank you again.
sylvia hammond replied to the topic SMME providers – chance to be heard – and recognised – at Higher Health & DHET in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week ago
Hi Lynel, well everything else that is supposed to happen is late – so well worth a shot even though late. 😉
sylvia hammond started the topic Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim – CAPRISA head – wins major award in the forum Occupational Health Safety & Environment 1 week ago
This report has been issued by the Office of the Presidency:
“In his capacity as Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), Deputy President David Mabuza has today, Thursday, 28 May 2020, congratulated one of leading South African HIV researcher and Associate Scientific Director, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic DHET Circular dated 24 May 2020 in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 1 week ago
Hi Lynel – Appetd CEO Cynthia Reynders says that she is presenting on Monday to Higher Health about the requirements and readiness of private providers.
So please see this post:
I realise that many…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic SMME providers – chance to be heard – and recognised – at Higher Health & DHET in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 1 day ago
Members would have seen the request to complete the survey for Higher Health posted yesterday. I was asked why I posted it.
Long story short – when things go wrong/awry is when one has a chance to make a difference.
Cynthia Reynders the Association of Private Providers of Education Training & Development (APPETD) Chief Executive officer (CEO)…[Read more]
Thanks Des in my case then it is UCT.9
Would hate to become involved in this one. Had fights wiht SAQA for the same reason, got QCTO involved and finally got completion. Records are not up to date at SAQA as there was and still s a window peeriod of about 5 years where records were not updated or mislaid or similar by either SAQA or in my case the EDTP SETA. This was denied…[Read more]
Des Squire replied to the topic APPETD request – Survey for inclusion of private providers as a sub-sector in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 1 day ago
Thank you Sylvia for your normal willingness to assist. Have submitted mine.
DONE – Lynel Ha Ha
sylvia hammond replied to the topic APPETD request – Survey for inclusion of private providers as a sub-sector in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 1 day ago
Thanks Lynel- yes I agree – it is difficult to reach all the small independents that we know are out there.
But it is a good start to recognising the diversity of the sub sector & that there is a recognisable sub sector.
sylvia hammond started the topic APPETD request – Survey for inclusion of private providers as a sub-sector in the forum Training Service Providers 1 week, 1 day ago
Urgent request to all private providers – from APPETD
Urgent survey to collate data for meeting with Higher Health COVID-19 team for inclusion of private providers as sub sector.
APPETD has been invited to form part of a meeting convened by Higher Health to determine the landscape of the private providers and how the COVID -19 pandemic is…[Read more]
Hi – update Wednesday 27th May 2020.
Thanks to those who responded to my post requesting help to get information from SAQA – including Navin, who apologised and offered to assist.
I still do not have
* an acknowledgement of receipt from SAQA of my correspondence,
* nor an apology for taking 6 months to deal with a simple request -…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic SAERA COVID-19 Curriculum studies SIG – for discussion & contribution in the forum Basic and Higher Education 1 week, 1 day ago
The South African Education Research Association (SAERA) has circulated a document compiled by the COVID-19 Special Interest Group (SIG) – and circulated for comment and contribution.
Arising from a video conference by members of the group, a range of perspectives were presented and the SIG invites further discussion and contribution.
The range…[Read more]
AMSI and Associates cc has been in operation since 2009 and has over this period gained a high level of respect in many areas related to Management and Supervisory training, HR and IR related training, Employment Equity and Skills Development training.
Des Squire (Managing Member) is personally available to offer freelance and consulting…[Read more]
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]
sylvia hammond started the topic South African Government – Call centres and hot lines in the forum COVID-19 response to virus pandemic 1 week, 6 days ago
Please see attached the graphic of all the call centres and hotlines you may need during COVID-19.
sylvia hammond replied to the topic Labour Law advice – the Department of Labour CCMA and SASLAW in the forum Industrial and Employment Relations 2 weeks ago
Pleasure Percy – there are so many issues at the moment – I hope that they are helpful.
sylvia hammond started the topic Labour Law advice – the Department of Labour CCMA and SASLAW in the forum Industrial and Employment Relations 2 weeks ago
It has become very clear that COVID-19 has had a major effect on the status of many employees. There are instances of retrenchments without payment, employees simply being told to go home, with variations of: use your annual leave, take unpaid leave.
So advice on labour law rights has become incredibly important. However, many employees simply…[Read more]
Thank you Des,
Yes, I must agree with you.
With all respect to the highly qualified people in the QCTO – and you know that I fully support what they are trying to achieve, and you know I am completely supportive of the need to achieve redress for past exclusion from access to education and training.
But I do not believe that the people within the…[Read more]
Thank you Lynel – I saw that you had done that – appreciated.
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