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Learnership, Internship and Apprenticeship Complaints

Are you a learner or intern experiencing problems with your employer or training provider? Many youth complain about bad contracts and unfair payments, share your issues here. Report your Skills Development Problem Please note that complaints are addressed via email. Allow for a 3 day response time. When we respond we will require that you…
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Does Wholesale and Retail SETA Violate Legislation and Fail to Protect the Public?

W&R SETA's  defective leadership condones practices that exploit and victimise the youth and vulnerable.  W&R SETA fails legislation and the public by not knowing legislation and not monitoring industry stakeholders or engaging when the public raise concerns. The DHET must note the W&R SETA neglect of duty and inability to perform. Open letter to the W&R…
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Where are Job Adverts without Compensation Banned?

The question to Truworths 'Why don't you disclose pay information in job adverts that target vulnerable youth?' started a protest journey against anti-poor and anti-trust corporate behavior that learns from successful international precedents. People Said 'You're Wasting Your Time' 'It's not illegal' and 'Please do this' SOUTH AFRICA MUST BAN ADVERTS THAT WITHHOLD COMPENSATION INFORMATION…
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List of Funders for Youth Entrepreneurship

Youth disillusioned by job hunting or unsuccessful at finding further education and training should consider their other alternatives. Find Your Freedom The Youth Entrepreneurship Programme In 2000 government announced the establishment of the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, out of the proceeds of the demutualisation of Old Mutual and Sanlam.  The fund started operating in 2001, with…
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Fantastic Bursaries for 2018 from Richards Bay Minerals

Chemical Engineering /Metallurgy, Civil / Electrical / Mechanical /Mining, Geology, Chemist, Medicine, Nursing Science, Occupational Hygiene, Teaching, Architecture, Town Planning, Land Surveying, Instrumentation / Electronics technologist Apply for a Bursary At Rio Tinto you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential within one of the most dynamic and diverse companies in the world.…
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List of SA Unions Websites

Unions offer great support and networking opportunities for young labour market entrants. Shop stewards can alert you to potential job opportunities at the companies they work at. Registered learners, apprentices and interns should join unions in order to ensure adequate support during their contracts.  Unions have a responsibility towards you that they have long neglected.…
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Cover Letters for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Recruiters look for easy ways to filter applicants quickly and often find it necessary to make superficial judgments about the quality of a candidate. Many companies want to find youth with the most potential who are willing to work for the least. Stand Out From The Crowd A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to…
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Leadership Training in South Africa – Does it Deliver?

If the public and media are emphasizing a need for ethical leaders - where is knowledge of ethics taught, distilled and instilled?  Which leadership development providers use the word 'ethics' in their online course descriptions? What should leadership training include? There's no doubt that South Africa is floundering under weak leaders in government and the…
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How Job Ads Disadvantage Applicants

When job adverts don't disclose pay information, they set in motion the start of a potentially unfair wage negotiation. Economists use the term 'Asymmetric Information' to describe the act of purposefully withholding information that could impact a negotiation. Asymmetric Information and Recruitment Policy Using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn I've been encouraging the public to ask why…
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WHAT IS LEGAL ABOUT LEARNERSHIP STIPEND DEDUCTIONS?

Complaints about some employers making stipend deductions and others requiring learners to repay stipends have surfaced more prominently this year than previously. Claims of Deductions and Repayment Threats The following are comments posted on Keep Climbing by learners questioning stipend deductions. Businesses named are welcome to send their statements and I will publish them. Learner…
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Apply for Banking Learnerships

Want a career in banking and micro-finance? Two banking learnerships are available, Banking Service Advisor if you have matric and Management Development for tertiary graduates. Closing date for applications is 31 August 2017 Two Great Opportunities - Prepare Carefully These ads provide clear instructions to candidates about what they must do to impress recruiters. Note…
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Kelly Kills Unfair BANKSETA Learnership Ad

After complaints that a learnership ad without stipend and proper career info was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public, the ad was swiftly removed and replaced by Kelly. Graduates and school leavers interested in finance careers are encouraged to apply. #talkpay Agitation on LinkedIn Pays Off When you criticise business…
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