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Engineering sector held back by lack of entrepreneurial skills

South Africa’s engineering sector is being held back by universities’ inability to teach entrepreneurial skills and breed a new generation of innovators and business...

Qualifications vs professionalism!

"Not every person with a qualification can be regarded as a professional" - This is becoming something of a mantra when explaining what it is a Professional Body stands for. A Professional Body is not a Training Provider and SAQA has done itself a disservice surely, by allowing Training Providers to register as Professional Bodies?

Sustainability, Education and Digital Disruption

The digital disruption world is upon us and it’s going to take away a lot of traditional employment. It is going to force us...

CPD quality assurance deception!

As one of the original members of the SAQA commission which worked on the Professional Body framework and regulations, I am now astounded by how existing and aspirant Professional Bodies, but more so, pre-existing Statutory Bodies, are consciously misinterpreting what Continuous Professional Development(CPD) is and how it needs to be quality assured.

Online courses boost employment chances

Jobseekers need not be limited by their education or lack thereof. They should make the most of technology, and move beyond simply relying on their formal education, to include online short courses in their arsenal.

Moulding employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals: making graduates employable; creating a diverse workforce; and meeting the needs of the...

Google trains 1 million in digital skills!

Google announced that it has reached the 1 million milestone in its Digital Skills programme. On 16th April 2016, the company committed to training...

NEW MBA’S – DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

A reputable Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can become your biggest competitive advantage. The key is to choose a programme that’s designed to...

TAX INCENTIVE APP!

KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships. The objectives of this tax incentive are to encourage the creation of jobs by reducing the cost of hiring new employees, offering learnerships and to encourage skills development in the workplace.

CA(SA) | Ethics education and expectations

Ethics is one of the three pervasive skills competency areas to be developed in all entry-level CAs(SA) that SAICA requires in its rigorous qualification process.
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