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Upskilling your workforce – an investment that pays

Implementing the right training and development programme can bring far-reaching benefits to a company. Upskilling employees is an investment that can yield significant returns for a company.

Labour law training puts management on track

Labour law training is an operational necessity. However, it often happens that managers at whom this training is targeted often have the attitude of, 'let HR handle daily disciplinary problems, I’ll just mess it up'. But the implementation of discipline is an integral part of line management’s function and no manager can turn down the opportunity to add to his/her skills.

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.

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.

Previously disadvantaged students to become CAs(SA)

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is delivering a steady stream of qualified CAs(SA) from previously disadvantaged groups into the financial and accounting sector through its Thuthuka Nation Building project, transforming the profession while building our nation in line with the vision of the National Development Plan (NDP).

To what Degree?

On a daily basis we deal with graduates who are not able to find work despite impressive sounding qualifications. Some qualifications sound very glamorous, but only return value after a person has reached a Master or Doctorate Level.

Vouchering education to benefit low income communities

In the 2016-2017 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa's primary education system was rated 126th out of 138 countries.

Recognising the relevance of business schools in today’s disruption

The current business education discourse is fixated on questions around the value of the MBA and its true benefit to the world of business. This is in light of reports describing a sharp decline in applications at many United States’ business schools, with as many as 52% of programmes reporting a drop-in application volume last year. 

Lower matriculation exam enrolment adds pressure to existing skills gap

The 2018 matric results have been released, showing another successful year with an improved pass rate of 78.2%. While this will lead to a number of now officially qualified matriculants looking to study further or start to enter the ‘working world’, what effect can the year-on-year decrease in matric enrolments pose to corporate South Africa (SA)?

PPPs crucial to the future of education

Despite education taking up the lion’s share of national budgetary spending in South Africa, it is disheartening to still see stories about broken pit toilets, leaking roofs and unqualified teachers. Some stories lament how schools which were built in 1994 still have three pit toilets and only one tap, with parents and teachers making improvements using their own funds.
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