How to make the SETAs work for your business
How to make the SETAs work for your business

Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are primarily funded by the skills development levies paid by South African companies with payrolls of over R500,000. However, companies narrowly viewing the SETA governing their industry just through the lens of compliance may very well be missing out on optimising on the various benefits built into their statutory obligations.

1 hour ago

Trump needs to learn that great dealmakers listen, they don't tell!
Trump needs to learn that great dealmakers listen, they don't tell!

When it comes to the art of the deal it would be better to act more like Mandela than self-styled dealmaker US President Donald Trump, says a local expert who believes that negotiation skills are critical for survival in a globalised world.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 hours ago

African languages a must for lawyers
African languages a must for lawyers

Proficiency in at least one indigenous African language should be demonstrated before anyone can be awarded a law degree, says parliament's justice and corrections oversight committee.

6 hours ago

Monsanto internship call for entry
Monsanto internship call for entry

Application for Monsanto's year-long internship programme is now open for entry to recent graduates or final year students in the fields of Agriculture, Crop Protection, Horticulture, and related disciplines, based on their academic performance.

3 days ago

Novus wins gold at National Skills Development Awards
Novus wins gold at National Skills Development Awards

At the National Skills Development Awards, held 23 March 2017, Novus Academy won a gold award in the Best Artisan Development Programme category.

3 days ago

Red Bull Amaphiko Academy heads to Mamelodi
Red Bull Amaphiko Academy heads to Mamelodi

Red Bull Amaphiko, a programme that supports social entrepreneurs using their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to make a difference in their communities, will run the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy at the Mamelodi West Community Centre from 19-28 May 2017.

24 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Mastering the art of learning a new language – English is dominant everywhere!

If you've seen the movie The Matrix, you must have seen how Neo, the main character learns Kung Fu. A character simply inserts a program directly into the brain of Neo and later on when he opens his eyes, he shouts out, “I know King Fu.” Those of you who are trying to master a foreign language know exactly why this example has been cited here. But unfortunately, The Matrix is just a fantasy and in reality there can be no secret potion, computer program or magic pill to help you learn English immediately. It takes a lot of dedication, planning and hard work.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Mar 2017