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Companies Illegally Claim Learnership Fees From Unemployed Learners

Unemployed learners are told they are not entitled to stipends and must pay back all related expenses if they make employers unhappy. Greedy firms such as PSG Wealth and others illegally issue debt orders to unemployed victims who become trapped in debt.  Under no circumstances may an  unemployed learner pay money to an employer or…
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Illegal SETA Learnerships and Contract Basics

Keep Climbing receives complaints and copies of unlawful Learnership contracts. In some cases employers force learners to falsify documents and commit fraud. In others, employers illegally claim money from learners and unfairly dismiss learners for minor offences. Even if you have no complaint about your learnership provider, send a copy of your contract so we…
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How Learnership Stipends Increase Youth Vulnerability

A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. These candidates are not viewed as equal citizens but merely as NQF levels. Stipend amounts are not based on the realistic living conditions of participating youth, many of whom either live independently or must contribute support to households. Employers who pay learners…
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Looking for Learnerships? Use this!

Do you know not all learnership adverts are legal or real? Do you know applicants have the right to take legal action against unfair or prejudicial treatment during recruitment? Welcome to 'LEARNERSHIP YOUTH' this is our book on one page. Scroll around, links to important advice and contacts are available on this page. LEARNERSHIP YOUTH There are…
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LEARNERSHIP YOUTH Crack the SETA Code

From looking for learnerships to applying, career information to learner rights - you'll find EVERYTHING here! Cover letter templates, interview tricks and tons of practical tips. 50 content links on this page lead you to advice and information to help reach your dreams. SETAs connect to industries and the jobs you’re interested in. Tap in.…
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INSETA Lies subject youth to slavery and obstruct justice

INSETA appears to refuse conforming to a norm, to alert the DHET, Dol and public about fake learnerships and labour claims made at PSG Wealth. INSETA likely hopes that me being sued means I'll leave them alone. Not true. Like my many readers, I'm an ordinary citizen trying to do what's right. I reject fear…
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Is the ‘S’ for slavery PSG Wealth?

PSG claims it will sue me. Here are extracts from PSG Wealth documents showing they trap youth in an indentured labour model.  PSG Wealth made an unlawful financial claim on a learnership candidate. He was billed for all expenses related to a fake learnership that was never designed to give him an industry recognised qualification.…
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INSETA Slave Trade?

INSETA claimed to investigate a complaint at PSG Wealth that included making unlawful financial demands on unemployed youth recruited for learnerships. The findings are hidden, INSETA claims it protects PSG Wealth, not the public. That's rubbish. In February 2017 INSETA committed to investigating a complaint about PSG Wealth. INSETA confirmed the contract was unlawful yet…
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Learnership Recruitment Standards Exposed – FREE e-book

Companies apply exploitative recruitment strategies, particularly in skills development. This e-book demonstrates how SAQA, BANKSETA, WRSETA and various firms flout acceptable standards and allow industry to take advantage of the public. The Department of Higher Education and Training Must Act! Let's hear it from you! Send your stories and let's expose bad practices so it's…
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How #Recruitment Punishes Job Seekers

Do unregulated recruitment practices result in discrimination?  Here's an infograph explaining how recruitment practices in South Africa deny applicants their right to fair labour process. South Africa must question the legitimacy of recruitment practices that fall foul of the Constitution and create an exploitative contractual environment for applicants. The Lawless State of #Recruitment in South…
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Learnerships, Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Pay for Annual Leave

Public holidays, emergency work and annual leave are covered in clauses 17 - 20 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships. Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Annual Leave Pay Learners are entitled to public holidays and annual leave. There may be times when learners are required to do emergency work and employers respond by paying learners…
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Learnership Regulations for Sick Leave and Workplace Injury

How many days are Learners entitled to for illness or injury? Learners are Registered Employees Clauses 21, 22 and 23 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships As employees, learners are entitled to paid sick leave and compensation if injured on duty. SICK LEAVE A learner is entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every…
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