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Education & Skills Development News

Covid-19 has exposed weaknesses in our communities – Dlamini-Zuma

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd June 2020 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday declared that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and deep fault lines in basic services, infrastructure, poverty and hunger, as well as in economic activities in rural... 

No quick fixes for economy – Ramaphosa   

By: Sane Dhlamini     22nd June 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Monday that there would be no quick fixes for the economy as government gears up to launch its Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium on Tuesday. The Sidssa is organised by the Investment and Infrastructure Office within The Presidency and it is... 

No quick fixes for economy – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

UIF pays close to R6bn relief payments in May

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th June 2020 The Department of Employment and Labour continues to support workers with payments through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), as well as working on processing Covid-19 claims that have come in through the Compensation Fund (CF), it says. For May, the UIF had disbursed close to R6-billion to... 

B4SA calls out UIF shortcomings in TERS payments

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th June 2020 Industry organisation Business for South Africa (B4SA) has expressed surprise at the narrative being expounded by the Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and the leadership of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) attributing the delays and shortcomings in the disbursement of Temporary... 

Welding institute championing training initiative

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th June 2020 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is championing work-based apprenticeship learning for the welding industry through the SAIW Foundation, and the Quality Council for Trade and Occupation (QCTO). 

Welding institute championing training initiative
OPEN UP THE INDUSTRY The noticeable lack of apprenticeship opportunities is regarded as one of the main obstacles facing artisan learners in South Africa

Training course goes online

By: Darren Parker     19th June 2020 The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa) has had to adapt its five-day training course for building contractors, architects, engineers and quantity surveyors to an online presentation, owing to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on gatherings. The online version of the... 

Training course goes online
JOHN BARNARD Light-steel-frame building could become more popular in South Africa if more local suppliers and builders were properly trained

AMSA considering large-scale restructuring, jobs to be lost

By: Simone Liedtke     18th June 2020 While the full extent of the Covid-19 pandemic still remains uncertain as the economy slowly reopens within government’s risk-adjusted approach to easing lockdown restrictions, JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has advised that it is considering a large-scale... 

AMSA considering large-scale restructuring, jobs to be lost

Concor’s youth development strategy seeks to drive transformation through education

By: Terence Creamer     15th June 2020 Black-owned construction group Concor is implementing a youth development strategy that is focused exclusively on education and skills development, which the company views as the most critical driver of ongoing transformation. Concor’s history of contributing to youth development predates its... 

Concor’s youth development strategy seeks to drive transformation through education
Concor offers support for learners is through partnerships, including the Tomorrow Trust Saturday School Programme

Labour department starts auditing UIF payments to ensure compliance 

By: Donna Slater     15th June 2020 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi reports that, during the second week of June, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) appointed auditors to investigate whether money paid to employers, to help bridge employees salary deficits during the Covid-19 pandemic, is being paid in full to... 

Business school offerings continue to evolve, study finds

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th June 2020 The Association of Master of Business Administration (AMBA) and Business Graduates Association (BGA) has launched new research that polled more than 433 business school decision-makers globally about their overall structure and qualifications on offer. The associations found that most – or 85%... 

Mavuso laments all-time low in business confidence

By: Donna Slater     15th June 2020 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says business confidence in South Africa is destroyed. In a weekly newsletter, she points out that the latest Rand Merchant Bank/Bureau of Economic Research business confidence index shows that 95% of businesses are dissatisfied with... 

Concrete Institute takes courses online

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th June 2020 The Concrete Institute (TCI) says the last thing that the construction industry needs now is a costly site mishap caused by untrained staff, since it is already fighting for survival after incurring significant losses during the initial levels of the lockdown. TCI School of Concrete Technology... 

Concrete Institute takes courses online

Covid-19 patients can only return to work after 14-day isolation, medical exam – Govt

By: African News Agency      11th June 2020 South Africa's employment and labour department on Thursday stressed that workers who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 could only return to their jobs after completing 14 days of self-isolation and undergoing a medical examination. The department issued its statement in the wake of local media... 

Covid-19 patients can only return to work after 14-day isolation, medical exam – Govt

Time has come for all stakeholders to uplift South Africa’s youth, says PwC

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2020 South Africa’s lockdown restrictions are easing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but its impact on the economy will be long-lasting and challenging, and it remains an important time for business, government, educators, nongovernment organisations and other stakeholders to uplift the... 

Covid-19 positive employees can return to work under strict conditions – labour department

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2020 Following a number of media reports that state that Covid-19 patients no longer need to test negative to resume work, the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) notes that this is false and instead that certain criteria need to be met before an employee that tests positive for Covid-19 can... 

South Africa must rapidly implement measures to attract FDI − Leon 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th June 2020 The South African economy finds itself on the edge of a fiscal cliff, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a “massive and rapid shock”, says law firm Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chair Peter Leon. While the effects of the pandemic were initially localised to Asia,... 

South Africa must rapidly implement measures to attract FDI − Leon
Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chair Peter Leon discusses the fiscal cliff edge that the South African economy finds itself on, and highlights some potential measures that can attract FDI into the country. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Students, staff must register on HealthCheck before returning to campus – Nzimande

By: Sane Dhlamini     9th June 2020 Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande announced on Tuesday that the prerequisite for all tertiary education students and staff returning to campus was to register to the HealthCheck platform. Under level 4 of the national lockdown, final year university students were allowed the control... 

Students, staff must register on HealthCheck before returning to campus – Nzimande
Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande

CCMA launches digital platform for case processes

By: Simone Liedtke     9th June 2020 To ensure efficient and effective case referral and application processes, which are also safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has introduced a free digital platform for CCMA users to refer conciliation and arbitration disputes and... 

Solidarity opposes retrenchments at Agricultural Research Council

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th June 2020 Trade union Solidarity is in talks with the Agricultural Research Council (Arc) about the best possible solution around the council’s impending retrenchments, which the union believes could pose a direct threat to South Africa’s food security. This follows after the union received a letter from... 

Entrepreneurs facing significant challenges amid Covid-19 pandemic

By: Donna Slater     8th June 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified South Africa’s economic challenges, with entrepreneurial businesses being more susceptible to succumb to a depressed trading environment, a new report published on June 8 has found. 'Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa (GEM SA) 2019/20 – Igniting... 

Digital hub to develop IT, animation, gaming skills in Tshwane

By: Schalk Burger     5th June 2020 Nonprofit organisation AfricaBeyond4IR's (AB4IR's) Digital Hub is hosting a series of webinars to develop animation, gaming and programme development skills among the youth and entrepreneurs in Tshwane. The Digital Hub, located in Mabopane Odi Campus, is a collaboration between the Small... 

Bonang Mohale assumes new role as chancellor at UFS

By: Simone Liedtke     5th June 2020 Professor Bonang Mohale has officially assumed the role as the new chancellor of the University of the Free State (UFS). The announcement was made at a special meeting of the UFS council on March 20. 

Concrete batchers training in the works

By: Mamaili Mamaila     5th June 2020 The Concrete Institute’s (TCI’s) School of Concrete Technology is planning to offer a special one-day course for concrete batchers and batch plant staff in the second half of 2020. 

Concrete batchers training in the works
THE WHOLE BATCH Batching ensures high and uniform quality of readymix concrete for each batch produced by a batching plant

Association prepares for life after crisis

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 Despite the debilitating effects of Covid-19 on the local economy, the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (Sapma) is using this opportunity to redevelop and implement improved measures of communication with member companies, as well as ramping up training. “Since the spread of Covid-19... 

Association prepares  for life after crisis
COATINGS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING Sapma is looking to consolidate its online learning materials into one platform. To make material easier to access and navigate for trainees

Solidarity issues letter of demand to stop pension funds going to Eskom

By: Donna Slater     4th June 2020 With a letter of demand addressed to the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), labour union Solidarity instituted legal steps to stop the exchange of Eskom debt for Eskom shares, on June 4. In doing so, Solidarity demands that plans by the PIC to... 

WEF, Prince of Wales launch Great Reset initiative to drive global change  

By: Simone Liedtke     4th June 2020 With the Covid-19 pandemic having exposed various existing societal fault lines and laid bare a fundamental lack of social cohesion, fairness, inclusion and equality, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on June 3 announced the launch of its Great Reset initiative. Drawing from the vision and vast... 

Gauteng claims majority of UIF Covid-19 benefit

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd June 2020 Of the R16.5-billion disbursed by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) as part of the Covid-19 temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) benefits payment, almost half has gone to Gauteng, benefitting 1.5-million of the 3.46-million workers who have been beneficiaries. In monetary terms,... 

Covid-19 hampers Wits platinum recycling laboratory

By: Donna Slater     3rd June 2020 The prevailing Covid-19 pandemic has brought research and innovations into recycling platinum-group metals (PGMs) from disused catalytic converts, led by two University of Witwatersrand (Wits) MSc graduates Collins Saguru and Muofhe Singo, to a near standstill. The duo have ventured into the... 

Covid-19 hampers Wits platinum recycling laboratory
Collins Saguru

SAHRC keeps close eye on fair school opening practices

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2020 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) plans to approach the High Court to interdict the Western Cape Education Department from continuing with teaching this week. This follows after schools in the province reopened for Grades 7 and 12 on June 1, despite an announcement by Basic... 

SA banks ready to assist distressed businesses amid Covid-19 pandemic

By: Sane Dhlamini     3rd June 2020 Global law firm DLA Piper, which has advised the Banking Association South Africa and South Africa’s biggest banks on the country’s loan guarantee scheme, has announced that the banks are ready to receive loan applications from businesses impacted by the coronavirus. The loan scheme, which was... 

SA banks ready to assist distressed businesses amid Covid-19 pandemic

United Steel condemns unnecessary protest at old Metso steel mill

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd June 2020 International metals and minerals company United Steel, a division of United Heavy Industries, has disassociated itself from allegations that jobs are up for sale at its steel mill, and condemned the protest action at the site, in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal, on June 1. The company recently acquired... 

Bowmans into Malawi, Zambia amid pandemic

By: Sane Dhlamini     1st June 2020 Law firm Bowmans has expanded its services to Malawi and Zambia despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that is crippling the world economy. The announcement comes less than a year after it announced it was opening a new office in Mauritius and entering into an alliance with Assefa &... 

Bowmans into Malawi, Zambia amid pandemic

NPA gets two new deputy national directors   

By: Sane Dhlamini     1st June 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocates Ouma Rasethaba and Rodney de Kock as Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions with effect from June 1. Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga has also been appointed Special Director of Public Prosecutions. The appointments come following consultations... 

NPA gets two new deputy national directors
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Coronavirus: Employees can refuse to return to work if they feel unsafe – labour minister

By: News24Wire      29th May 2020 Employees have a right to refuse to return to work next month if they have a "reasonable belief" their employers have not put in place required precautions against the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, according to Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi. Nxesi was one of several ministers... 

 Coronavirus: Employees can refuse to return to work if they feel unsafe – labour minister
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Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi

Paediatric experts say kids are at low risk of contracting, spreading Covid-19

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th May 2020 Paediatric experts, who serve on an advisory subcommittee to the Department of Basic Education, on May 29 discussed the risks for schoolgoing children to contract and spread Covid-19. A virtual seminar hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) provided evidence-based information about... 

Paediatric experts say kids are at low risk of contracting, spreading Covid-19

Department commends UIF's efforts

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th May 2020 The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is continuing to make a difference to the lives of many people in South Africa, with timely cash injections, despite the pandemic continuing to impact on many lives, the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) said in a statement on May 29. Since the... 

Leasehold Programme can contribute to smallholder agricultural development after lockdown

By: Schalk Burger     29th May 2020 The Leasehold Programme – a collaborative partnership between the Jobs Fund, communities and sugar miller Tongaat Hulett – is expected to be able to support agricultural development of smallholder farmers. The 2014 Sugarcane Development Initiative, which is a public-private partnership between... 

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