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Sunday Times Skills


Customer Servants

Robots don’t have to steal jobs. Nick Cowen looks at how one bank is using AIs to produce new roles for workers.

Teach The Teachers

Adam Oxford visits the township school that is achieving astonishing results, and showing others how to follow in its path.

Operation Phakisa: An Update

Since 2014, a massive programme has been under way to exploit economic opportunities in the oceans economy. Brendyn Lotz catches up with progress on Operation Phakisa.

How Prepared Is Your Business?

Brendyn Lotz explores risk management and what unique challenges South African businesses face.

The Opportunity In Digital Marketing

Slow internet take-up has left South Africa lagging when it comes to the nuances of online selling, says Nick Cowen. So, now’s the time to get it right.

Teaching Chaos

Design thinking has become the go-to philosophy for creativity and innovation, says Adam Oxford, but it remains mired in misconception, and the skills required are hard to teach.

How To Train Millennials

In a few years, millennials will make up the vast majority of the workforce. Megan Ellis finds out what employers need to know about training this new generation of workers.

Controlling The Carnage

It’s another year of shocking statistics on our roads. Tamsin Oxford takes a look at what can be done to improve driver behaviour.

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.


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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