How to make skills development work for your business

2020-02-11 10:51

Organisations with a payroll of more than R500 000 per year, and who are paying the skills development levy, should consider the benefits of training their employees.

Here are 4 free coding courses you can either do in the comfort of your home or in class to land your dream job

2018-11-01 13:11

We found four opportunities for you to become even more digitally savvy, land that dream job or get that promotion.

The implications of having an industrial revolution in one generation

2018-04-09 11:28

Educators have a vital role to play in ensuring that today’s employees learn useful skills and stay relevant in the coming decades, which will be marked by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Building a winning workforce for tomorrow starts today

2018-03-06 10:45

Companies can only stay ahead of their peers if they produce relevant services and innovative products. To do this, they need to determine what skills they will need in the future.

Without skills, SA airlines face calamitous future - AASA CEO

2017-10-13 19:16

The demand for air transport to, from and within Africa is expected to double over the next 20 years, requiring more than 1 000 new aircraft in the combined African fleet.

Meet the man unlocking Google to help rural businesses grow

2017-03-19 12:18

Anorth Mabunda, from Limpopo, is using his new digital skills acquired through Google to help people in rural communities.

IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce

2017-02-09 08:25

International Business Machines Corp. is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.

Be sensible, go nuclear

2016-10-02 08:18

South Africans know how to run nuclear reactors – we know about refuelling, repairs and maintenance – so we’re in a perfect position to welcome the infrastructure.

If you can't read, you can't do maths - Angie Motshekga

2016-07-22 19:05

South Africa can only address its technical skills shortage and fill the skills gap in theeconomy if more learners take up mathematics as a school subject.

Nzimande’s KwaDambuza Youth Centre in limbo

2016-03-15 12:15

The skills development programme at the KwaDambuza Youth Centre founded by Blade Nzimande will collapse soon, students at the centre have warned.


700 000 more managers needed - dti deputy minister

2019-05-05 16:01

Africa needs about a million managers to effectively run the continent's economy, according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe.

SA, jobs, and the 4th industrial revolution

2018-10-04 22:49

As Africa becomes more driven by services and less dependent on commodities, we'll need more digital skills. Nicholas Biepkelooks at financing human capital in the ICT sector.

How to make workplace training stick

2018-03-10 09:07

Training programmes are often expensive, yet yield few visible results. To ensure effective training, managers need to see to it that the appropriate skills are taught to the right employees.

Building human capital crucial for airlines – expert

2017-10-14 08:00

The aviation industry in Africa must look at safety, increased connectivity, smarter regulation and fixing airlines’ financial health to attract the talent, says an expert.

Building a new generation to outsmart Google

2017-03-21 13:50

Teaching philosophy to children is a growing global trend that could be the key to South Africa turning the corner on its skills problem.

Google upskill programme receives lukewarm SA response

2017-03-15 14:40

Within a year, search giant Google says it managed to surpass its target to training one million Africans through its Digital Skills for Africa programme.

Hope springs in Diepsloot through Rhiza Babuyile

2016-11-14 06:18

A community development project is solving the problem of unemployment through skills training for young people who go on to become entrepreneurs.

The death of the degree

2016-10-02 06:03

With an oversupply of graduates and businesses looking for potential, rather than qualifications,do we still need so many degrees?

How to ace any negotiation

2016-06-21 14:10

Whether you are trying to reach an agreement on a major deal, bargaining to get a raise, or simply trying to get your co-worker to see reason, negotiating is a daily part of working life. Here’s how to hone your skills.

Ramaphosa: Govt tackling engineering skills shortage

2015-11-05 19:10

Government has announced its plans to address the engineering skills shortage in South Africa aiming to have at least 24 000 competent artisans by 2020.

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