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Analysis of green occupations: The local government sector perspective >

A study was carried to analyse existing and potential green occupations and identify green qualifications and skills necessary for the development of green economy practices. The study was carried out within the context of the role of local governmen...

Analysis of the skills required for green economy: The local government sector perspective >

The project was carried out within the context of the role of local government in the adoption of green economy strategy. The role of the local government in promoting green economy should be both reactive and proactive. The reactive aspect of the ro...

merSETA report: Impact assessment of learnerships and apprenticeships >

This study was commissioned by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA) with the aim of ascertaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the learnership and apprenticeship systems and to assess their impact on the demand for...

Skills development in the financial and accounting services sector >

This study was commissioned by the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset), with the main aim of providing the SETA with a detailed profile of the sector that it serves, a description of education and traini...

The catalyst for skills, economic growth and employability >

This presentation is CHIETA's response to the Implementation Evaluation of the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF). In response to the study, it is a reflection on the findings and recommendations of the evaluation study. It shares experience...

Report of the research colloquium on post-school education and training: State of research on post-school education and training in South Africa >

The purpose of the research colloquium was to deepen the conversation among stakeholders in the PSET sector in order to share research findings and promote research utilisation and dissemination. The first session presented an overview of the PSET re...

A critical review of research on skills development and labour market demand in the early childhood development sector (0–4 years) >

This paper contextualises training and skills development needs for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa with a particular focus on children between the ages of 0 and 4 years. It attempts to review and synthesise existing research on ski...

A Note on evidence-based policy-making: Contribution to the Research Colloquium on Post-School Education and Training convened by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa on 4 November 2014 >

This paper explores evidence-based policy-making (EBP). It begins with a brief review of EBP, before more detailed discussions on defining EBP, approaches to EBP and its uses, some important caveats about the nature and use of EBP, and finally, its i...

Academic knowledge production and scholarship: Hostage to peer review >

This article concentrates mainly on the issue of the relationship between scholarship and peer review. Examining this relationship is important because of the need for broadening the conceptualisation and scope of engaged knowledge production espe...

Knowledge through deep and systematic study and by engaging with communities >

Whether the knowledge we seek is academic or not, especially in regard to important social issues, good understanding can be augmented by respectful scholarly engagements with communities, especially those communities that are directly implicated...

Public scholarship, democracy and scholarly engagement >

The main purpose of this writing is to engage with ideas about and interpretations of 'socially engaged or public scholarship' - that is, scholarship that is derived from the co-construction of knowledge out of meaningful engagements between acade...

Between a rock and a hard place: Understanding the balance between access and efficiency in South African higher education >

The article argues for a case for a 'revisioning' of the education policy-implementation nexus in the South African higher education sector. It is proposed that the well-meaning idealism expressed in policy pronouncements is necessarily subject to...

The role of further education and training colleges in enhancing skils development to combat poverty: Are FET colleges education sub-sector in a position to deliver on its educational mandate? >

The connection between poverty and lack of education seems entirely self-evident, yet real progress in overcoming the obstacles to education and economic affluence has eluded governments and social activists worldwide for decade. This document intend...

Usefulness of NQF for the marketing and communications profession >

This presentation argues that alignment with the industry could be better, and that a holistic response to all the recommendations is needed to close the identified gaps in the implementation of NQF Act 2008. Additional highlighted topics include: Re...

High-level audit of administrative datasets (briefing) >

This research brief is based on a High-level Audit of Administrative Datasets. The study surveyed more than 20 national government departments and other entities with the aim to investigate the relevance of databases to skills planning, particularly...

High-level audit of administrative datasets >

This High-level Audit of Administrative Datasets, as part of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership programme, conducted research in more than 20 national government departments and other entities. The aim was to investigate the relevance of data...

Tracer study for learners who participated in HWSETA funded learnerships and internships certificated during the 2013-14 financial year >

The tracer study tracked and traced the target population of the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III) within health and welfare sector which constitute of the individuals or learners 'from school, college or university, or even from th...

Skills for and through SIPs Progress Report March 2015 >

This report aims to detail the progress that has been made to date, both by the Special Projects Unit as well as by the SIPs themselves, under each of the Focus Areas. Establishing what skills will be in short supply for the roll-out of the National...

DHET colloquium presentation on national qualifications framework >

This presentation explores the theme 'Enhancing the Implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) '. The presentation focuses on success stories on the National Qualification Framework; barriers to Implementation of NQF;...

merSETA report: Impact assessment of learnerships and apprenticeships >

This study was commissioned by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA) with the aim of ascertaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the learnership and apprenticeship systems and to assess their impact on the demand for...

International Labour Organisation: Future of Work Initiative. Theme 2: Decent jobs for all >

This paper will examine the long-stated ILO goal of full employment and decent work, and whether under current global, regional, and more specifically, national circumstances, such a goal is achievable in the next 20 years. The concepts of work, empl...

Curriculum responsiveness and student employability in VET: Preliminary findings from three case studies >

This presentation outlines preliminary findings from three case studies in regard to curriculum responsiveness and student employability in VET. These are structured as follows: Employability and Responsiveness: Opening up the debate; Theme 4: Projec...

Employability and curriculum responsiveness in post-school education and training >

The relationship between educational processes and the employment of individuals is a significant policy concern and a widely debated social issue in South Africa. The apparent mismatch between industry needs and the educational outcomes of the South...

Enhancing curriculum responsiveness to local skills needs: Towards a manual for DHET >

This presentation addresses the following key questions related to enhancing curriculum responsiveness to local skills needs: What is the problem? Tensions between central and local. International trends What is currently possible? Developing a pr...

Reflections from studies >

This presentation details some reflections on case studies. Themes covered include trust and partnerships as a central component of a relational system; and what mechanisms can facilitate these processes.

Implementation Evaluation of the NQF Act (2008): Response to the Draft Evaluation Report >

This presentation reflects on the findings and recommendations of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO); NQF successes; and NQF challenges; as well as providing recommendations for improvement to the NQF.

The development of new occupational qualifications: Implications for employability >

This presentation details the following topics: The QCTO is responsible for 'qualifying a skilled and capable workforce'; the Quality Assurance Framework, framed by the NQF Act; the QCTO mandate in SDA; skills development interventions that respond t...

LMIP Policy Roundtable: How do TVET providers develop intermediate skills to strengthen employability prospects for students? >

This presentation details the circumstances prevailing in the Forestry Industry which determine its skills needs.

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 1) >

This presentation to the National M and E Learning Network details the use of Stats SA evidence in planning and decision-making. It details national approaches for encouraging utilisation of official statistical data; utilization by local municipalit...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 2) >

This presentation to the National M and E Learning Network details the use of Stats SA evidence in planning and decision-making. It details national approaches for encouraging utilisation of official statistical data; utilization by local municipalit...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 3) >

This presentation highlights the following topics: Geographically Weighted Regression; GIS Prediction; A Theoretical Semi-variogram of Spherical Type and Its Characteristics; Theoretical Semi-variogram Models; Contour Plot -Kriging; slides on built e...