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Image: RISK AND REPUTATION FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight.

This is according to Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood, a social impact online platform that connects people to causes. Hadfield recently moderated a panel discussion on employee volunteerism programmes, at the Trialogue Business in Society 2019 Conference.   Read More...




Education, Skills Development
International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open !

Applications for the 2019 International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open! Please make sure to select the course/programme in the dropdown menu in the application  -  APPLY HERE ....   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Arming Learner Leaders At Sweet Pea Youth Development Youth Café RCL (Student Leader’s) training launch which took place on the 30th March 2019.

Sweet Pea Youth Development (SPYD) launched its leadership project at Krystal Beach Hotel in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at the weekend (Saturday 30 March).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: TNPA ploughing back scarce skills into the maritime sector TNPA is making a significant contribution to the development of critical skills required by the SA port system, with its ongoing development

Ten new cadets, out of a national port pipeline of 31, have just completed their academic and sea borne training, with seven of them now employed by the Port of Ngqura for three years to complete their Tug Master training and three at the Port of Richards Bay.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: You can help kids learn to read Let's teach the world to READ ! Can you help ?

Ripple Reading uses a neuro-cognition approach to develop reading and comprehension skills for Grade 1 – 3 learners.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: New Publication Explores SA’s Greatest Asset: Human Potential  Ultimately, there are only two ways to improve the world – through technology and through behaviour change. The DG Murray Trust’s new publication, the Human Factor, focuses on the latter. “Far too often people are viewed as the ‘problem’ in development; through the lens of the Human Factor, we see them as development’s greatest asset,” explains DGMT CEO, David Harrison.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: New wheels for Zip Zap Circus School Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.

Zip Zap is a social circus that was founded to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes help protect children against the social ills, such as drug abuse, that often plague their communities. Many of the children who enter Zip Zap’s doors go on to become professional circus performers gracing the international stage.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: Empowering communities one computer course at a time The course forms part of Reputation Matters’ AfriCAN initiative. It is currently in a pilot phase to empower community members

Over the last eight weeks, 43 community members from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg attended a basic computer skills part time course at the Sijongo-Phambili Community Learning Centre in Hout Bay.   Read More...




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Image: Entrepreneurship Day - Friday 02 November 2018 The Living Link – Cape Town is hosting an Entrepreneurship Day to support their trainees

Bring some money and support our trainees as they learn business and money management skills!

Please feel free to pass on this information.

For more information about The Living Link you are welcome to visit our website www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Tell A Friend Or Apply: 60 Spots Available To Top Entrepreneurs SAB Foundation is again embarking on their most ambitious search yet for SA’s most promising and determined entrepreneurs.

Only 60 places are available nationally for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme, which typically achieves an annual growth rate per business of 47.2% and long-term survival rates of 87%.   Read More...




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Image: EFFECTIVE MENTORING AND COACHING FOR NPO LEADERS Order your Coaching manual now !!!

Frank Julie is an organizational development practitioner and consultant with a Masters’ Degree in the Philosophy of Adult Education and Development obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT) He has been involved in development work since the late 1970s with organizations all over Southern- and East Africa and acts as strategic adviser to many.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Clover Mama Afrika receives yet another pestigious award Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the ‘Play Your Part’ Award at the 2018 South African Premier Business Awards which took place in Sandton

This award recognises business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality.  The South African Premier Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Skills Development
Image: Significant growth for black-owned businesses in Saldanha Bay “We are committed to doing more than just ticking the boxes,” says Coetzee. “As the single largest employer. We are invested in this community.

Welmarie Coetzee, Sea Harvest Procurement Manager, explains: “Long before enterprise development and supplier development were included in calculating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) scores, Sea Harvest was investing in black businesses in Saldanha Bay.” The fishing company, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in March this year, has an overall B-BBEE score of 97%.   Read More...




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Image: SACAP Social Impact SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’

SACAP GRADUATES MAKE SOCIAL IMPACT July 2017 224 ‘Class of 2016’ students recently celebrated their graduation from SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology). The event marked another significant cohort of qualified and work-ready counsellors and coaches entering the field in order to make a positive impact in South African communities and workplaces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: Young performers shine for the first time on the Zip Zap stage Zip Zap Circus School celebrated 25 years with a fantastical show last Saturday.

“The children from our Simunye programme who featured in the show were overjoyed and amazed at the response from the audience,” says Brent van Rensburg, Co-founder and Artistic Director at Zip Zap Circus School. “Our mission is to inspire and empower these young performers, and Saturday’s show did just that, it was spectacular,” he adds.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development
Image: ZIPZAP Circus : 25 Years - An acrobatic walk down memory lane It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa

Their goal at the time was simple and noble: to inspire and empower ordinary kids and to create a sense of team. Little did they know, they were just at the beginning of an incredible journey of helping kids ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Unilever wins ‘best innovation in skills development’ award Unilever was recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa

Unilever has been recognized for their efforts in skills development at the CHIETA 2015/16 National Recognition Awards Ceremony. The FMCG giant received the ‘Best Innovation in Skills Development’ award for the Unilever and Wits University Engineering Program which was launched in January of 2016.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Image: Engen boosts Supply Chain development Their commitment to supply chain development and transformation has seen an investment of R78 million over the past four years

As part of Engen’s transformation agenda and in pursuit of contributing to socioeconomic development, Engen implemented a Supplier Development pilot programme at their Engen Prosperator facility in Durban. The programme has experienced some exciting results.   Read More...



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