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Employment Equity

Employment Equity
The purpose of this Act is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the […]
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Originally posted 2015-06-12 16:57:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Assessor Job Oppertunities

Assessor Job Oppertunities
What is Assessment for Learning? Assessment for Learning focuses on the opportunities to develop students’ ability to evaluate themselves, to make judgements about their own performance and improve upon it. It makes use of authentic assessment methods and offers lots of opportunities for students to develop their skills through formative assessment using summative assessment sparingly. […]
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Originally posted 2015-06-30 15:44:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Training Planner

Training Planner
This guide provides suggestions and advice on how to facilitate a planning process. It is based on the introductory guide to Planning that outlines a systematic approach to planning and eight basic planning steps. This section is part of the planning guide which is broken into four sections. Section 1 is an introduction to planning. […]
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Originally posted 2015-07-02 07:41:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Trainyoucan Accredited Training Network

Trainyoucan Accredited Training Network
TRAINYOUCAN  is an accredited training provider through the South African Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) with level 4 BEE Status and provide both accredited and customised learning programmes to organisations looking to maximise their investment in developing their staff. TRAINYOUCAN, accredited through: ETDP SETA Accreditation Number: ETDP10687 capetown.trainyoucan.co.za conductassessments.co.za customcourses.co.za durban.trainyoucan.co.za eclassess.co.za ecourses.co.za elearningskills.co.za […]
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Originally posted 2015-07-30 16:04:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

SDF or Skills Development Facilitator Service

SDF or Skills Development Facilitator Service
All Companies/Organizations that have a wage bill (inclusive directors drawings) in excess of R500 000 per annum, must pay 1% of this wage bill as a training Levy (SDL). In order to get some of this money back, they need to have an qualified SDF.co.za/”>SDF – Skills Development Facilitator (either internal or external) to advice/assist […]
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Originally posted 2015-06-10 12:52:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Benefits of Project Management Training

Benefits of Project Management Training

Here are some of the benefits of professional project management training for senior managers, functional managers, stakeholders, project managers and teams:

Senior Managers can benefit from better use of company resources, more attention to risk management, better project cost and schedule estimating and better project monitoring and control. Conducting Project Audits and Health Checks helps senior managers to pin-point the core reasons for lack of project success, enabling them to immediately put in place actions which will improve project performance. This all can be achieved with Project Management Training.

Functional Managers can benefit from the improvements in processes realized through project management and better allocation of resources—both people and monetary—as well as expansion of the organizational retained best practices. Better utilization of resources and improved systems of tracking the allocation of their resources across a number of projects helps improve staff efficiency and effectiveness. This all can be achieved with Project Management Training.

Stakeholders receive earlier notice to “red flags” or project problems that may be indicators of more trouble to come as well as better quality planning, quality assurance processes and quality acceptance steps, which are critical in today’s competitive and transparent vigilante consumer environment. Additionally stakeholders are able to better contain costs, scheduling and budgeting with professional project management. Project risk assessments such as a Project Audit or Health Check help to identify the early warning signs of potential problems which might affect stakeholders, ensuring they put in place contingencies to better manage these risks, reducing any negative impact on their key customers. This all can be achieved with Project Management Training.

Project Managers and Team members experience much improved productivity of work by applying soundproject planning processes. This is a result of clearer understanding of their roles and responsibilities, better definition of their work requirements and less rework. Team work also provides each individual the freedom to focus on the activities most aligned with their talents and passion. They’ll experience a reduction in stress and increase in a sense of control over what has to be done, why it has to be done and by when.  This all can be achieved with Project Management Training.

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Originally posted 2015-02-10 05:49:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Learnership Tracking Tools

Learnership Tracking Tools
A learning management system or learner tracking system is a powerful resource for employers focused on training and professional development, whether it’s for staffing agencies or extension Training Providers or employers. The impact of an LMS is mostly felt outside of traditional educational institutions, though the same technology is slowly finding its way into even […]
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Originally posted 2015-07-08 12:48:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How KZN education dept spends its money

3265484666Durban – Stricter regulation of how money is spent as well as increased expertise within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is needed to improve its financial situation.

This is the call from a number of experts in the education field when asked what could be done to address the department’s financial woes.

In November, KZN Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni established an independent committee of law and finance experts to investigate how the department spends its money, the outcome of which is expected next month.

Across the provinces, most of the money allocated for education goes towards paying salaries – about 80 percent.

However, in KZN it is 88 percent or R32.7bn of the total R39.4bn budget.

KZN chief executive of the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa), Anthony Pierce, said the remaining 12 percent was used for pupil and teacher support material; infrastructure; purchases; school nutrition as well as for electricity and water supply.

Nic Spaull, education researcher in the economics department at Stellenbosch University, said the National Norms and Standards for School Funding (1998) set out a target of 80:20 for personnel to non-personnel costs, but this was not the case in every province.

“This ranges from about 81 percent in Gauteng to 93 percent in Limpopo. We are nowhere near that (80:20) in many provinces.”

Tim Gordon, chief executive of the national governing body foundation, said spending most of the budget on personnel was true of most education systems worldwide, but in South Africa – and in KZN in particular – the proportion was too high.

Two weeks ago, the Daily News reported that about 400 state education advisers in the province were paid more than R132 million last year to do little or no work as pupils and teachers struggled, resulting in the slump in the provincial matric results.

The advisers, who received an average monthly salary of R28 000, said lack of funds had prevented them from doing their jobs properly.

Sarah Sephton of the Legal Resources Centre agreed that most of the budget should go towards salaries, but said there were concerns about the “control”.

“The budget needs to be looked at because to spend about 80 percent on salaries, leaves only 20 percent for the rest and this is problematic. There is also no control over what the department is getting for its money as salaries are the least controlled item.”

Professor Graeme Bloch, education analyst at the Mapungubwe Institute, said: “You can’t cut the budget, but the funds need to be supervised properly.”

Nikki Stein, an attorney for social justice NGO, Section 27, also said the bulk of it should go to teachers because a lot of staff were required, but audits needed to be done.

In November, the KZN legislature’s finance committee was told the Education Department would suspend the construction of schools and redirect funds to compensation of employees.

According to the chairman of the legislature’s finance portfolio committee, Sipho Nkosi, the National Treasury had only budgeted for a 6.4 percent increase in teachers’ salaries, when the settlement agreed upon with unions was 7.4 percent, leaving the provincial department responsible for the shortfall.

He said that 1 percent equated to about R310m.

However, Nkosi said a resolution was also taken at a portfolio committee meeting in August that the department would clarify a number of issues including the headcount for teachers and pupils; the payment of service providers as well as the delay in investigations regarding staff members suspended without pay.

DA MPL, Mbali Ntuli, said the Department of Education could not operate when the budget was changed midway through the year.

She said the department was R700m out of budget.

“The MEC has launched an investigation into how the department spends its money. There is no money to pay for transport or service providers. This affects the schools’ nutrition programme which is worrying because for many children, they only get that one meal a day.”

KZN BUDGET 2015

R39.4 billion for year (national is R177.6bn)

2009/10: R26.1bn

Administration: R1.3bn

Public Ordinary School Education: R32.6bn

Independent School Subsidies: R74m

Public Special School Education: R844m

Further Education and Training: R351m

Adult Education and Training: R177m

Early Childhood Development: R652m

Infrastructure: R2.7bn

Auxiliary and Associated Services: R679m

89 437 teachers

19 623 office-based staff

Deficit of 2 194 administration staff

R88m for districts to support schools

4 739 no-fee schools = 80 percent of schools/1.8m pupils/R1.7bn

2.6 million pupils in public ordinary schools

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Originally posted 2015-02-08 11:43:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What is Project Management

What is Project Management

More specifically, what is a project? It’s a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result.

A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.

And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies.

The development of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building or bridge, the relief effort after a natural disaster, the expansion of sales into a new geographic market — all are projects.

And all must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organizations need.

Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.

It has always been practiced informally, but began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid-20th century. PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) identifies its recurring elements:

Project management processes fall into five groups:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing

Project management knowledge draws on ten areas:

Integration Scope Time
Cost Quality Procurement
Human resources Communications Risk management
Stakeholder management

All management is concerned with these, of course. But project management brings a unique focusshaped by the goals, resources and schedule of each project.

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Originally posted 2015-02-09 05:47:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

SDF or Skills Development Facilitator Service

SDF or Skills Development Facilitator Service
All Companies/Organizations that have a wage bill (inclusive directors drawings) in excess of R500 000 per annum, must pay 1% of this wage bill as a training Levy (SDL). In order to get some of this money back, they need to have an qualified SDF.co.za/”>SDF – Skills Development Facilitator (either internal or external) to advice/assist […]
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Originally posted 2015-07-10 12:52:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter