Latest articles on Skills Development

Companies need to plan for the future through skills development

COMMENT: Businesses need to focus on the training the so-called soft skills needed to respond to an ever-changing environment

Government must give a helping hand to learners who drop out

We cannot simply accept that 75 000 young people or more have dropped out of school this year and that life continues as normal — we need to give them opportunities

Gender-based violence — the mark of shame on all societies

Enough talk, we need decisive action in the pandemic affecting our women

All South Africans can help build a sustainable digital infrastructure

Technology is key for youth to access economic opportunities, however many cannot afford devices or data

Children who trade are an important part of the economy

The government should do more to develop and upskill these young entrepreneurs who are already street smart

Make your human capital investments pay

It is fair that higher performance be rewarded accordingly, but within the fair discrimination principles being applied

Atlantis Special Economic Zone for Green Technology: Where greentech grows

Atlantis is uniquely positioned for development and the SEZ is ensuring that this happens

National Skills Authority Awards 2019

The awards honour those who are equipping young South Africans with vital skills

Literacy and skills are the power for good

Lifelong learning should now be the goal of all, and it comes down to two essential ingredients

Connecting former students to their alma mater to make a difference

A free online platform that aims to accelerate the advancement of South African schools, wants to reconnect former students and their old schools

Africa’s economic slowdown an opportunity for reform

Opportunities for investment, growth and poverty reduction hinge on Infrastructure development, education and skills development and agriculture.

Magashule: Cadre deployment is here to stay

"We [the ANC] are not ashamed of cadre deployment. We will continue to implement it without fail," says the Free State premier.

How can we meet our skills needs if we don’t know what they are?

The state’s ‘scarcity list’ is misleading, its analysis faulty and its data selective and in parts wrong.

The role of universities in averting disaster

Higher education can make a lasting contribution to the Africa's education challenges

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!