The skills shortage in the construction industry

The construction sector is one of the perceived opportunities to address the unemployment problem in South Africa. According the Industrial Development Corporation, 44,000 jobs were created in this sector during 2016. The question is, what kind of jobs were these and how sustainable were they? According to Ian Massey, Director of MDA Consulting and professional chartered civil [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:12+00:00October 18th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Networking practices to avoid

While there is no denying the importance of networking in the modern business environment, it is important to note that not all networking is the same. There are networking practices you should leave at the door on your way to your next event or meeting. Don't take friends with you to a professional networking event. Unless [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00October 17th, 2018|news|0 Comments

EWSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW 2018/2019

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998) as amended; to advance skills levels in accordance with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III. The SETA Grant Regulations (2012), as amended, prescribe that 80% of discretionary grant must be allocated to Professional, [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00August 28th, 2018|news|0 Comments

What are Mandatory Grants?

What is a Mandatory Grant and how do I access it? The Mandatory Grant facilitates a reimbursement of training expenses incurred (both internal and external) by a compliant employer of up to 20% of their Skills Development Levy contribution, subject to: The employer being up to date with the payments of Skills Development Levies due [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|news|0 Comments

Why Skills Development Matters in SA

The development of your staff is very important in business, mainly because they are the driving force in moving your business forward. Regular skills development is essential in ensuring ongoing business development. There are a number of important reasons why skills development training can be beneficial to the business and should therefore be made a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR)

The WSP and ATR submission deadline was on the 31st of March 2018. Preparing and submitting these documents can be very time-consuming, confusing and stressful. What is a Workplace Skills Plan? The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Enterprise Development Programmes for Black Entrepreneurs

As small businesses in South Africa are recognised as a driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs, enterprise development programmes offered by government and corporates offer black entrepreneurs the opportunity to find support and training to further develop their small businesses. Businesses serve a critical role in driving more inclusive and sustainable development. [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments