I’m creating a chronological table of significant skills development events to include in my thesis.
What would you regard as the most significant years/events in skills development?
Appreciate your ideas.
The Department of “Higher Education and Training (DHET) Director-General (DG), Gwebinkundla Qonde, has been placed on precautionary suspension, pending a forensic investigation into the National Skills Fund (NSF).
“The suspension of the DG is in terms of the Public Service Act and the Senior Management Service handbook [for the public service], i…[Read more]
This morning President Ramaphosa’s message dealt with the resilience of South Africans.
South Africans bickering amongst themselves constantly – like birds fighting for position on a branch – until there is a common threat – or something perceived as a common threat – then South Africans are prepared to work together – and do…[Read more]
Kate Sani started the topic DHET Release of Dictionary Terms & Concepts for PSET in the forum Post-school Education & Training – including TVET 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The DHET has released it’s Dictionary of Terms and Concepts for Post-School Education & Training. The link for this document can be found in the attachment.
Please circulate this opportunity to anyone you feel would benefit.
See attached for full requirement details – are you:
Young – qualify as youth
in Central Johannesburg or Cape Town
with good command of English
hold a South African identity document and
have a Medical certificate confirming type of disability.
See details…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic President Ramaphosa – Virtual address on June 16th 2021 in the forum Empowering Youth and Resolving Youth Unemployment 3 months ago
I had intended to copy the items relating to skills development, from this adress circulated by the Presidency, but the whole address makes sense in context. So I have attached the address.
Please note in the attached:
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
One of the members of ASDSA asked about email policy, and Angelique found this excellent document from the John Hopkins Carey Business School. She is happy I share will members as well.
I thought it would be especially useful for young people – looking for employment – just starting in employment – how to behave/communicate via email.
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.
Please see this special edition of the South African Review of Education (SARE) Journal
Editors: Azeem Badroodien and Aslam Fataar
Although it is not specifically about youth, I thought I would post it here as a complement to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) article on the impact of COVID-19 to the World of Work.
If you don’t have…[Read more]
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