The Burning Platform: SETA’s Legacy Qualifications

The transformation from the SETA-based landscape to the QCTO-based landscape in June 2024 creates a burning platform for companies aiming to maximise their B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) Skills Development Expenditure benefits. Under the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), there are new accreditation requirements and frameworks that companies must adhere to for skills […]

Legacy Qualifications Extended – But only a Few!!

Good news! The lives of legacy qualifications owned by the SETAs have been extended! Bad News. Only for a few qualifications will be extended. Through various correspondences, the Minister of Higher Education and Training proclaimed that all legacy qualifications (pre-2009 qualifications) owned by the various SETA’s will be transferred to the QCTO. With effect from […]

The Crucial Need for a Robust Health and Safety Program in South African Companies

In South Africa, the importance of implementing a comprehensive health and safety program in the workplace cannot be overstated. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) No. 85 of 1993 mandates that employers ensure a safe working environment for their employees. However, beyond legal compliance, the moral and economic imperatives for such measures are profound. […]

Inauguration of our Skills College Soshanguve Campus!

We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of the Skills College Soshanguve campus, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to empowering the local community through education and skills development! As part of our ongoing effort to provide accessible training opportunities, the Soshanguve campus joins our network of educational facilities, offering a wide range of […]

The Holy Grail of B-BBEE Skills Development Expenditure

In the world of B-BBB Skills Development Expenditure (SDE) in South Africa, the holy grail is undoubtedly effective utilisation and impact. While investment in skills development is crucial for driving economic growth and the transformation agenda, it is the strategic, balanced allocation and implementation of resources that truly determine the value. South Africa has long […]

Beware the Fly-by-Night QCTO “Experts”

In the South African landscape, the pursuit of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) compliance has become paramount for businesses, driving a surge in demand for skills development initiatives. However, this demand has also given rise to a concerning trend: the proliferation of fly-by-night skills providers claiming expertise in qualifications accredited by the Quality Council for […]

A Challenge to the QCTO: Quo Vadis?

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) plays a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of Learning and Development (L&D) in South Africa. Staying abreast of technological developments within this domain is paramount for several reasons.   Firstly, technology has become an integral part of modern education and training methodologies. Advancements such as Learning […]

The Constitutional Right to Education and B-BBEE

Section 29 of the South African Constitution stands as a cornerstone, affirming the fundamental right to education for all its citizens. As we approach Human Rights Day on March 21st, it is imperative to reflect on the intersectionality of this constitutional provision with contemporary socio-economic initiatives like the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard. Education […]

Our Consulting Approach as Magical Sauce

In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, the importance of aligning skills development initiatives with client needs cannot be overstated. As markets evolve and technologies advance, businesses require a workforce equipped with the right skills to navigate these changes effectively. This is where a customised consulting approach becomes paramount, as it allows for the creation […]

The Incoming Tsunami of the Transformation to the QCTO World: Is your Training Provider Partner geared for it?

As June 2024 looms, the imperative for training providers in South Africa to obtain accreditation from the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is not only crucial for their sustainability but also for compliance with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) requirements. Failure to secure QCTO accreditation poses multifaceted risks that extend beyond financial implications […]