Various concerns and questions have been posed regarding the license expiry date of Setas which clearly indicates March 2018.  Herewith a summary that I have compiled for you from the Proposed Landscape – NSLP 2015.

It is clear that the Setas are NOT going anywhere, however there will be major restructuring starting very soon.  The Setas will change from Seta to SetaB!  What does that mean?  Why are there changes?  Herewith the reasons:

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Emotional IntelligenceWhen considering who you want in your company, there are many factors aside from someone’s skill level to consider. For example, you can have the best doctor in the world, but if he treats others badly, you might want to consider hiring him. An important and often overlooked ability is emotional intelligence.

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By Jacques van Wyk, Director & Andre Van Heerden, Associate at Werksmans Attorneys

facebookPeople are becoming more expressive on social media platforms even going so so far as to reveal things about their employers that could damage the company image. Employees should ensure that disclosures are made in a responsible manner.

Section 187 (1) (h) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA”) provides that dismissing an employee for making a “protected disclosure” is an automatically unfair dismissal. A “disclosure” in terms of Section 1 of the Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000 (“PDA”), includes a disclosure by an employee of information which the employee reasonably believes shows wrongdoing on the part of the employer. This can include the existence of any health and safety risks at the workplace. Continue Reading

The Case for Coaching

Who & What is SAQA?

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is a statutory body, regulated in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act No 67 of 2008.[2] It is made up of 29 members appointed by the Minister of Education in consultation with the Minister of Labour. SAQA is mandated by legislation to oversee the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Continue Reading

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”

Everyone knows the basic cliché: There are parts of your life that you cannot control, but you can improve your attitude towards these events. You may not be able to control where your born or who your family is. You may not be able to control your socio-economic upbringing or the schools that you attended as a child. You may not be able to control the weather. There are many life events that occur that you are in no control over.

What you can control is your attitude. No matter what your upbringing, a positive attitude can be in your future, and you can achieve the attitude change that will have you leading a better life. Continue Reading

Coaching“You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

Information Technology is the fastest growing career.  There is a reason that IT professionals are so important to individuals and businesses all across the world.  Computers are valuable, effective, important tools for helping people live better lives.

But here’s what you may not know. The second fastest growing industry is not accounting. It is not health care. It is not engineering or networking or food services. The second fastest growing industry in the world is none other than life coaching.

“Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology… Coaching has evolved into a much more sophisticated profession based on knowledge from any other disciplines.” Continue Reading