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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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What is a Learnership?

Learnerships are occupationally directed training programs that result in a full SAQA registered qualification. Once learners have signed contracts, their learnerships are registered with SARS so the employer can claim rebates, reimbursements of stipends issued and BEE Points. Learners are also termed 'employees' and protected by labour legislation. Learners can register complaints with the CCMA…
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100 Uses for a Paper Clip to Motivate Problem Solving

Facilitating Mind Bending Paper Clip Philosophy Learning can be an experience that turns, twists and bends you out of shape. The process can even make you question  your ability to 'keep it together' - a basic paper clip expectation. Sometimes we must be reminded of the endless possibilities that exist for us when we are…
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How South Africa Ranks in World Happiness

[caption id="attachment_1568" align="aligncenter" width="605"] South Africa is ONLY at 96th position :-([/caption] The 2013 World Happiness Report, based on survey data from 2010 to 2012, outlines six variables that have an impact on country happiness: years of healthy life expectancy having someone to count on in times of trouble (sometimes referred to as “social support”) perceptions…
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The Training Induction must inspire Vision, Ownership and Passion

Induction, Onboarding and Orientation [caption id="attachment_1461" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "] Learning is Visionary[/caption] My Belief: Learning should be grounded in a Personal Vision  It's best to learn when you acknowledge that it is linked to your future progress, a passion for a field, or a vision for something different to happen in your life. It could be…
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The Value of Training Induction Programs

Passion and Accountability Many occupational training programs, such as skills programs and learnerships, target new market entrants and those wanting to advance their careers. BEE Point and tax rebates In South Africa, BEE Points and tax rebates makes this an attractive space for businesses with active training departments. Businesses that don't have a training unit…
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Understanding Stress: Working out Priorities

How do you manage stress? This material is extracted from a learning program developed for the unit standard 'Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress'. Included are some useful exercises that you can complete. Have you ever groaned, saying 'if only I had done that!' If so, you're…
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