Why should organizations implement skills development, now more than ever?

While the full impact of COVID-19 on South Africa is still unclear, we can all agree that this pandemic has brought both negative and positive change for businesses. Looking at the socio-economic consequences caused by this pandemic, businesses have been faced with difficult decisions as the pandemic forced an increased unemployment rate and loss of […]

When do you need in-house expertise?

When it comes to BEE, Employment Equity and even Skills Development it is often difficult to decide if you should 1) appoint a person in-house to do these tasks; 2) upskill someone in-house to do these tasks; 3) hire an external party to do these tasks for you. Each of these approaches has up- and […]

DISCRETIONARY GRANTS – WHAT ARE THEY, AND HOW DO I APPLY?

When linking Skills Development to BEE, it can become a whirlpool of confusing terminology – and not to mention all the hoops you have to jump through to try and implement them. We believe that it is easier than it sounds, and the benefits outweigh the implementation procedure by far. One of the best ways […]

WSPS AND ATRS – WHERE TO START

By now, most business owners have seen many reminders on the internet about the deadline for Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) submissions that are due 30 April 2020. Skills Development legislation currently determines that any business with an annual payroll of over R500 000 are required to submit their WSPs and […]

CITY OFFERS FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO LEARNERS AND STUDENTS FOR 2020

The City of Cape Town is offering financial support to aspiring and existing students who are residing in the greater Cape Metropolitan Area. The financial support is for full-time studies. All applicants need to be registered; and must pursue further studies towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma in one of the approved City […]