ARTICLES RELATING TO SKILLS

SOE skills development programmes not always ending in jobs, qualifications, MPs hear

2019-03-13 22:20

Despite substantial investment in skills development programmes arranged by the department of public enterprises, this is not always translating into jobs or qualifications, members of Parliament have heard.

The importance of our teachers

2018-11-29 09:38

The idea that teachers have a powerful influence over their students is not new, but proving the link between a teacher’s expectations and a student’s outcomes has been difficult. Until now.

WATCH: SKOLOPAD SHOWCASES HER TWERKING SKILLS

2018-08-26 13:00

Controversial queen of the dance floor Skolopad is looking back in good shape after her health scare a few weeks ago.

Harry Potter-inspired app helps young fans crack coding

2018-07-24 15:48

Aspiring young developers can use Kano's new coding kit to learn how to recreate some of the magic spells seen in the popular Harry Potter books and movies.

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

2018-05-03 13:44

Life skills aren't as easy to acquire as they may seem. Here, we've listed 24 of the most important competencies to develop by the time you transition from your 20s to your 30s.

Skills bias makes it unlikely to crack SA unemployment

2017-11-12 07:01

The bias towards “skilled” work in service sectors makes it unlikely that South Africa’s unemployment levels will be reduced in the near future, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said this week.

Using skills visa to emigrate to Australia

2017-07-10 16:38

Australia is one of the few countries that offer a visa and citizenship based on career and qualification, explains an emigration specialist.

Revealed: Most difficult positions for SA employers to fill

2016-10-18 06:45

ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage Survey shows skilled trades remain in the top three most difficult positions for companies to fill.

Skills gap strands SA businesses as jobs go unfilled

2016-10-04 11:06

A dearth of suitably qualified and experienced staff has left SA businesses struggling to fill thousands of posts even though a large segment of the workforce is unemployed.

When should my child be able to draw a line?

2016-09-06 13:17

We take a look at how your child's drawing skills progresses as they age.

 

20 things to master before you turn 50

2019-01-13 08:30

Life skills to tackle before age 50 include learning how to manage stress, how to speak up for yourself, and how to work with someone you don't like.

Reskilling a priority to prepare workers for the fourth industrial revolution - report

2018-10-07 09:30

A significant amount of reskilling and upskilling is necessary to prepare the workforce for future jobs created by the fourth industrial revolution, according to a report.

Nene cracks down on unqualified finance and supply chain officials

2018-08-08 20:25

In a bid to speed up the pace at which local government officials are getting qualified to do their jobs, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced a new, shorter time limit for them to do so.

These tech skills will land you a R500,000 job – while accountants, nurses and drivers are also in hot demand

2018-07-03 07:40

People management and executive skills seem up to 80% rarer than last year.

ICYMI: 7 crazy jobs you won't believe people get paid to do, plus 1 we all really want

2018-04-04 16:00

Some are what dreams are made of, while others are nightmares we'll leave to the bravest of people.

Creativity is potential currency in the fourth industrial revolution

2017-09-03 06:00

Today a state of flux is the new normal as economic systems stagnate, people migrate and the leadership gaps widen. Debates about the future are maps of uncertainty rather than clarity.

Minimum wage: Special dispensation for small businesses needed

2016-11-21 18:38

A national minimum wage across the board will not necessarily benefit the most vulnerable workers in South Africa, say interest groups in the small business sector.

SA salaries revealed: Big pay for IT specialists as fintech sector explodes. How do you compare?

2016-10-05 13:18

Data shows fintech as an area of innovation with huge potential, with jobs in the sector seeing growth of over 1 400% since the start of 2016.

Hot qualifications to kick-start your career

2016-09-29 17:31

There are a number of skills and qualifications that are currently in demand. Here’s how you can get a piece of the action.

SA not open for business due to immigration laws - expert

2016-06-09 21:45

President Jacob Zuma claims SA is open for business, but the country's immigration laws make this not really true in practice, says an immigration lawyer.

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