Mines and quarries meet Social Labour Plan commitments with help from Accredited training provider.

Human resource development is a key component of any mine or quarry’s social labour plan or “SLP”. Adult basic education and training or “ABET” is one of the methods with which companies in the resource extraction industry upskill their own employees and members of communities that are located within their operational footprint, and from where … Read more

Private sector helps government tackle South Africa’s Adult Literacy Training dilemma

South Africa has a significant illiteracy challenge that government is not able to tackle alone. To “break the back of illiteracy”, government also requires support from the private sector. Companies from various industries are playing their part by providing quality adult basic education and training or “ABET” programmes. Supplied by private accredited training providers, these … Read more

Triple E Training [Rural]

Quality ABET helps uplift the rural poor Since the early 1990s, Adult Basic Education Training (ABET) has evolved from the goals of church groups, communities and schools into sophisticated training programmes that are helping to address illiteracy and lack of essential numeracy in South Africa. This is in addition to the important role that it … Read more

This is why you may have had a bad experience with AET.

Why oh why? As a company you may have implemented an AET training project in the past, and the experience you have had was either really positive or rather poor. The bottom line is that as far as training goes, AET is a fundamental and necessary step for those of your workers that are unskilled … Read more

Mining: Compliance, SLP, and Socio-Economic Development

Mining Compliance, SLP, Socio-Economic Development. Comply with the Mining Charter’s SLP whilst achieving the socio-economic development element of the BEE verification process. Business expansion is the answer to developing and emerging economies. It must however include growth that leads to the reduction of the gap between the very rich and the very poor. In this … Read more

Basic education and training is a social event

One often hears of organisations that enrols employees on foundational training by means of computer-based learning. We argue that staff who needs to learn the basics of English and Maths can only do so efficiently when they have face-to-face interaction with co-learners and facilitators. We do not oppose the fact that computer-based learning can be … Read more

Skills development leads to economic empowerment

Arguably the biggest pain point in post-democracy South Africa has been the economic empowerment of the marginalised majority of the country. There are basically two types of economic inequalities: wealth inequality and income inequality. Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment has been an inadequate legislative response to wealth and income inequality because it places an unhealthy focus … Read more

Prime Example of Ten years of community training

Nothing says success like a training programme that has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Denron / Komatsu Training Centre at the Derbyshire’s Diepriver Farm in Plettenberg Bay has helped about 1000 unemployed people in the Eastern Cape learn to read and write English, do maths, and how to use a computer over the past … Read more

Language is for Life

Life–long Learning is one of the principles underpinning the system of Adult Education and Training. This principle is concerned with the continual improvement of learning and skills acquisition to meet the demands of the economy, social development, as well as the needs of individuals. The European Commission definition of life-long learning is “All learning activity … Read more

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