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Skills development – a new era beckons

Is your company ready to successfully transition from learnerships to occupational certificates? As the deadline of 30th June approaches for the registration of legacy learnerships, companies must ensure they are prepared for the seismic shift in the skills development landscape. This pivotal moment marks the end of an era for historical learnerships and signals the coming-of-age for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations’ (QCTO) occupational certificates.

Mine end-of-life planning needs careful assessment

Due to the nature of mining, the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002) requires mines to have an environmental management programme in place, with the necessary funds allocated to it for closure before a mining permit is issued.

Women in leadership and the empowerment of employability

As we celebrate Women’s Month in South Africa, it is essential to reflect on the incredible women who have been trailblazers in breaking barriers and attaining leadership positions across various industries. Women have defied societal norms, shattered glass ceilings, and proven time and again that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Academic anxiety: easing post-pandemic career fears

For once, the age-old tale that school life was 'much harder back in my day' could not be further from the truth. The class of 2020/2021 are enduring one of the most difficult global events in recent memory, and they are doing so while juggling concerns over grades, exams, and future employment.

Do more than just tick a B-BBEE box

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is a prerequisite for doing business in South Africa, and training forms a significant portion of the B-BBEE scorecard. However, training is also critical to help address the skills shortage in the country that is only growing as we move into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Lifting travel bans can severely impact the cybersecurity skills pool

While the lifting of international travel restrictions, put in place in early 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19, would be great news for the travel industry and the wider economy, the move would likely further exacerbate the already critical shortage of cybersecurity skills in South Africa.

Academic vs professional qualifications

Gizelle McIntyre | Director | The Institute of People Development | | | Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled...


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