The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has issued a call for public comment on the Ministerial Task Team Report on the implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) for the Post-school Education and Training (PSET) system.
Please see attached the explanatory letter, and
the MTT Report.
Minister Blade Nzimande has acted quickly, after recently announcing the departure of Gwebs Qonde from the Director General (DG) role at Department for Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Minister has announced the appointment of Dr Nkosinathi Sishi as the new DG.
Dr Sishi is not new to the Post-School Education & Training (PSET) sector,…[Read more]
Sylvia F. Hammond replied to the topic Skills-universe is NOT for marketing, sale or purchase of training material in the forum The Help Desk 1 week, 6 days ago
Hi Des – thanks for the info.
Actually, in my view – this whole concept of “if you don’t hear from us” is the most appalling demonstration of bad manners, and administrative incompetence.
It has been happening with recruitment for decades now & as an HR practitioner, I find it appalling in so many ways. It is unprofessional, and it infringes the…[Read more]
Des Squire replied to the topic Skills-universe is NOT for marketing, sale or purchase of training material in the forum The Help Desk 2 weeks, 1 day ago
OK my dear. well said and 100% correct. The other area of concern is people advertising for facilitators and asking for CV etc and then not even acknowledging receipt. We are all professionals and should behave professionally and ethically.
Sylvia F. Hammond replied to the topic Skills-universe is NOT for marketing, sale or purchase of training material in the forum The Help Desk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Thanks for the support.
I am waiting for our tech guys to work out why the word Material cannot be edited out of the Quick Links heading.
Even the word “material” is now causing a problem!!
As soon as they have deleted it, then I will distribute that notice.
Eish! not mention material :((
Nigel Shipston replied to the topic Skills-universe is NOT for marketing, sale or purchase of training material in the forum The Help Desk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Wholly supported and appreciated Sylvia!
Sylvia F. Hammond started the topic Skills-universe is NOT for marketing, sale or purchase of training material in the forum The Help Desk 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Some time ago, I stopped all advertising of training material on this site. From inception of this site, nobody has caused more trouble, and more complaints than the league of material developers and their agents.
Now I know that this does not apply to all material developers.
This is a private site – we set the rules.
So, to confirm our…[Read more]
Today was the launch of the 5th National Skills Conference – a hybrid online & in person conference. Minister Blade Nzimande gave the Keynote speech – full of very interesting content – all worth spending our time […]
Thank you Sylvia,
I picked out two sentences which was important to me:
1. The number of SMMEs and the variety of businesses must be expanded.
2. Reindustrialise the economy focusing on growing small businesses.
Once again, everything is about the higher education institutions and the TVET colleges – nothing about the Skills Development Providers in South Africa. If they want skills, why don’t they start working on SDPs – they are missing out on our fantastic industry. Why do they not see Skills Development Providers that go the extra mile, and upskill learners from all sectors (no matter where the learners are, the SDPs go to where it is needed).
thank you. I do agree with you. I would add something that started to worry me as I listened to the presentations – the use of the word “skills”.
I am almost finished my thesis – once I have sent in my draft I will be more active again & we can do some exercises on our ideas.
Des Squire replied to the topic RIP Adel, fly high Angel – Gone too soon in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 2 weeks, 5 days ago
What a sad losss. My condolences to all her family and the many colleagues with whom she worked. May she rest in peace.
Sylvia F. Hammond replied to the topic RIP Adel, fly high Angel – Gone too soon in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 3 weeks ago
Thank you for posting Lynel –
I just picked it up on Twitter – my sincere condolences to you, to all her family and the many colleagues with whom she worked.
I am sure many skills-universe members will have known her and appreciate how much she will be missed.
I will share to all members.
Sylvia F. Hammond started the topic Call for chapter proposals – creative data analysis in the forum Postgrad Support Group 3 weeks ago
Call for chapter proposals
Creative Data Analysis to be edited by
Helen Kara, Dawn Mannay, and Alastair Roy
The primary audiences for this edited collection will be Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers and it will also be a useful resource for Masters’
students, practice-based and mid-career researchers.
Policy Press has w…[Read more]
Pennywise the clown has returned!
Not in Derry, Maine, USA, but right here in SA, this time not targeting children but rather hard-working people in the training sector whose efforts are being rewarded with horrifying disrespect and ancient evil of incomprehensible unfeeling.
If you are involved in training, there is a great possibility that you…[Read more]
Des Squire started the topic EE Reporting and remediation in the forum Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act 3 weeks, 5 days ago
If you need any assistence with your EE Report, Plan, Policy etc or if you are required to take any remedial action then please contact me – email@example.com or 0828009057.
After reading your post, and commenting, I tried to remember where I had seen something on this topic, and I recall that I was contacted by someone with extensive knowledge and experience, but without the qualification that were now being told they needed.
So I went through my files and found the Services SETA document, which I would…[Read more]
Sylvia F. Hammond started the topic Wits REAL 2021 Seminar – Prof Johnny Sung & Singapore LLL skills strategy in the forum Postgrad Support Group 4 weeks, 1 day ago
To all members,
I hope that you have located the seminar series on You Tube, it really is excellent.
Here is another one – Prof Johnny Sung, with his presentation on the Singapore Skillsfuture strategy – for Lifelong Learning.
There are so many points that are relevant to us in South Africa, it’s a definitely watch twice presentation – to make…[Read more]
Hi to Nigel, Hugo and Bev,
Nigel my apologies for not responding earlier – I have been trying desperately to make time to finish my thesis. I keep saying “a few days away” ….
Anyway, on your post – have you seen the posting by Lynel for the QCTO webinar which is to take place later this month. I have attached again for you in case you have not…[Read more]
Just as a matter of interest, this was posted against a particular SETA whose sensitivities would no doubt be invoked if named, but whose sensitivities do not extend to the providers and practitioners who they are supposed to serve. Are there other of these extremely fragile SETA’s out there where providers and practitioners have been subjected…[Read more]
Thank you Bev and Hugo,
Over the last two or three months I have warned this SETA of possible legal actions and other exposure, (none of which will reflect positively on the SETA) but it appears this has, as is their custom, fallen on deaf ears (maybe they were sliced off by Freddy?) The slaughter has continued unabated and apparently we have no…[Read more]
Freddy, Jason, Michael and their crew of happy slashers are fictional characters with an endless number of escapades bespattered with blood and gore.
In reality, we have SETA’s to offer the cringe factor, far more destructive and psychopathic than any of the TV/film blade wielding, blood spattered miscreants.
Here we have a SETA which is c…[Read more]
Sylvia F. Hammond started the topic Wits REAL 2021 Seminar Series on Education and Work in the forum Postgrad Support Group 1 month, 1 week ago
Hi to all members,
For those who have not attended this online series, please amake a plan to catch up with the whole series via You Tube.
The collection forms the equivalent of attending a very good post-grad course – unfortunately not accredited for credits, but really worthwhile with top-drawer speakers.
I did suggest once that it should at…[Read more]
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