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Sunday Times Skills


The New Digital Interns

The digital skills shortage is massive, and it affects all areas of employment. Lungelo Shezi talks to the organisations looking to teach the masses.

Nouveau Teach

Workplace requirements are changing faster than ever, and new jobs are replacing old. Are academic institutions keeping up, asks Adam oxford.

What Does the Ocean Economy Need?

The aims of operation Phakisa are noble, says Kerry Haggard, but what skills does the sector need to achieve its goals?

Tough Conversations

How to deal with problem employees and stay on the right side of strict labour law? Zia Taylor investigates.

University of Limpopo to Produce Chartered Accountants

The University of Limpopo (UL) has gained accreditation for its postgraduate degree in accounting, effective from January 2017.

Free State’s Top Accounting Learner Achieves 100%

SPONSORED: At the Free State Thuthuka Development Camp awards, Mdladlamba and eight other learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths, accounting and science learners by representatives of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Free State Department of Education, the University of the Free State (UFS) and the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).

Western Cape’s Top Maths and Accounting Learners Honoured

SPONSORED: Recently, 180 top performing Grade 12 learners from the Western Cape packed their bags and gave up a week of their school holiday to take part in the province’s Thuthuka development camp, an initiative run by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education. At the camp’s award ceremony, four learners were honoured as the province’s brightest maths and accounting learners.

Mpumalanga’s Top Learners Celebrated at Tenth Annual Thuthuka Camp

SPONSORED: Recently, 400 of Mpumalanga’s top performing matric learners spent a week of their winter school holidays attending the Thuthuka Development Camp. At the camp’s award ceremony, ten learners were honoured as the brightest learners in the province for these subjects.

200 KZN Learners Attend SAICA Development Camp

SPONSORED: The main campus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg was buzzing with activity from 4 to 9 July 2016 when 200 KZN matric learners took part in the Thuthuka development camp of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Nine Matrics Recognised for Excellence at Gauteng Development Camp

SPONSORED: Nine students were honoured as the brightest learners at a Development Camp where Gauteng’s top performing matric learners spent a week of their winter school holidays to improve their proficiency in mathematics, accounting and science.


This publication will serve as a platform to showcase skills development programmes, enterprise development initiatives and practices in South Africa.

Commitment to education and skills development from both the public and private sectors is key to national development, sustainable employment and economic growth in South Africa.

The National Development Plan for 2030 aims to eradicate the ills of poverty and inequality, improve the standard of living by increasing the amount of qualified and skilled people in the country, and ensure the empowerment of women in all sectors of society.

This necessitates that all organisations have skills development as a priority in their strategic objectives and cultures.

Published in a large-format, glossy-style magazine in 2016, SKILLS Development will be inserted into South Africa’s most trusted business publication, the Sunday Times Business Times, and will be distributed to 70 000 Business Times subscribers nationally.

SKILLS Development will include:

• Public and private organisations offerings skills development.

• Business initiatives.

• B-BBEE and the new codes.

• Enterprise supplier development.

• Contributions being made to rectify skills shortages in SA.

• A review of skills development in vertical market segments.

• New skills development models and fresh perspectives.

• Sustainable skills development solutions.

• Funding possibilities.

• Sustainable social upliftment with business relevance.

• Entrepreneurial skills development, enterprise development and training


• Partnerships with government and NGOs.

• Strategic objectives.

• Case studies of skills development programmes, initiatives and practices.


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