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Next Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

"DoA Will be hosting the Next Event on the 07th and 08th September 2017 at Ingwe TVET College, (Limpopo) "

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

"DoA held its event on the 01st and 02nd June 2017 at Mopani South TVET College, (Limpopo) "

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

"DoA held its event on the 23rd and 24th March 2017 at Gert Sibande TVET College, (Mpumalanga) "

Event: "WSSA National Skills Show 2017"

Mr Mduduzi Manana MP, congratulates and salute all those who have been the recipients of excellence in their various competition skills areas this evening, 17th February 2017 at Durban ICC, (KwaZulu Natal)

Event: "WSSA National Skills Show 2017"

Dr. Blade Nzimande MP, declared the 2017 WSSA National Skills Competition officially open on the 13th February 2017 at Durban ICC, (KwaZulu Natal)

Event: "NAD Conference 2016"

NAD hosted a national conference on the 06th and 07th December 2016 at Benoni The Lakes Hotel, (Gauteng)

Event: "NAD Held Roadshows around the country"

NAD hosted Roadshows around the Country from 01 September till 04 November2016, (South Africa)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 13th and 14th October 2016 at Sedibeng TVET College, (Gauteng)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 25th and 26th July 2016 at Port Elizabeth TVET College, (Eastern Cape)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 09th and 10th May 2016 at Orbit TVET College, (North West)

News: "Trade Test Application has moved to DHET TVET Colleges"

TRADE TEST Application function has moved from Department of Labour (DoL) to Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

News: "Minister Speech on Fees Debate"

My Department Welcomes the announcement by President Jacob Zuma that there will be no increase in university Fees for in the 2016 academic year.

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 28th and 29th of January 2016 at Capricorn TVET College, (Limpopo)

Event: "Official send-off of WSSA Team to Brazil for World Skills Competition"

A team of 21 students, who headed to Brazil to participate in a global skills competition, have been wished well by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of their departure (Pretoria)

News: "Artisans in Demand"

Skilled trades and engineers remain the most difficult positions for companies to fill. (South Africa)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 28th of August 2015 at South Cape TVET College,Mossel Bay Campus, Mossel Bay, (Western Cape)

Event: "Worldskills Competition"

The WorldSkills Competition will take place at Anhembi Parque, São Paulo, Brazil from 11 to 16 August 2015.(Brazil)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its Event on the 15th of May 2015 at umfolozi TVET College,Esikhawini Campus, Richards Bay, (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

DoA held its event on the 30th January 2015 at Motheo TVET College, Bloemfontein (Free State)

Event: "Inaugural WSSA Competition"

The WorldSkills SA (WSSA) National Competition took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28 January until 01 February 2015

Event: "NAD Conference"

TTPRISC event held on the 8 & 9 December 2014 at Midrand Conference Centre.

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

'DoA' held its event on the 07th November 2014 at Buffalo City TVET College at John knox Bokwe Campus (Eastern Cape)

Event: "Decade of the Artisan"

'DoA'held its event on the 08 August 2014 at Ehlanzeni TVET College, Kwa-Nyamazane Campus (Mpumalanga)

Launch: "Decade of the Artisan"

'DoA'Launched its event on the 3rd February 2014 at Ekurhuleni East TVET College, Kwa-Thema Campus(Gauteng)

HRDC held its 11th Meeting:

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) held its 11th meeting on the 14th June 2013 at the Ekurhuleni East (EEC) FET College, Kwa-Thema campus...

Launch: "Year of the Artisan"

Media briefing on the official launch of '2013: The year of the Artisan by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande...

 

Event: Decade of the Artisan- Eastern Cape

"Decade of the Artisan" will be hosting the next event on the 08th and 09 September 2017 at Ingwe TVET College, Eastern Cape.

"Decade of the Artisan"- There is a continuous need for suitable qualified artisans to sustain industries and support economic growth in our country. In a range of national strategies the need for artisans has been elevated and identified as a priority area for skills development. We are currently producing 13-14000 artisans per year. We have to dribble our efforts and reach the target... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan- Limpopo

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 01st and 02nd September 2017 at Mopani South TVET College, Limpopo.

"Decade of the Artisan"- We would like to urge you to go to the TVET College. Some of you have been misled that college offer substandard education and that university has more prestige. We want you in our college more than university. Employment is guaranteed if you are from the college. Since the establishment of DHET, we have built state of the arts facilities for the college... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan- Mpumalanga

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 23rd and 24th March 2017 at Gert Sibande TVET College, Mpumalanga.

"Decade of the Artisan"- We would like to urge you to go to the TVET College. Some of you have been misled that college offer substandard education and that university has more prestige. We want you in our college more than university. Employment is guaranteed if you are from the college. Since the establishment of DHET, we have built state of the arts facilities for the college... Read more

Event: WorldSkills South Africa National Skills Show Closing Ceremony - KwaZulu Natal

"WorldSkills South Africa" Closing Ceremony was held on the 17th February 2017 at the Durban ICC, KwaZulu Natal.

"Mr Mduduzi Manana MP - Closing Ceremony"-It gives me great pleasure tonight to stand before you and proclaim that the Second World Skills South Africa Second National Skills Competition event, the last three days, has been a success. It is a success in the sense that 122 competitors together with their respective coaches/experts from all Provinces were able to converge to the ICC venue... Read more

Event: WorldSkills South Africa National Skills Show Opening Ceremony - KwaZulu Natal

"WorldSkills South Africa" held its event on the 13th until 17th February 2017 at the Durban ICC, KwaZulu Natal.

"Dr Blade Nzimande MP - Opening Ceremony"- it is a pleasure for me to be able this evening to say a few words at this official opening of what in my view is and will remain an absolutely crucial intervention as we take on those challenges. Skills are and will remain central as we develop and refine our capacity as an industrial country, and as we expand our worldwide trading links... Read more

Event: National Artisan Development Conference 2016- Gauteng

"National Artisan Development" held a National Conference on the 06th and 07th December 2016 at The Lakes Hotel, Gauteng.

"National Artisan Development Conference 2016"-My pleasure derives from the fact that over the last two days, critical skills development issues (in particular; artisan development) impacting on the future of our country have been discussed broadly in this conference. The developmental future of our country has been the focus of all of you as you deliberated... Read more

Event: National Artisan Development Roadshows- South Africa

"National Artisan Development" hosted Roadshows around the country from 01 September 2016 until 04 November 2016 , South Africa.

          

"National Artisan Development Roadshows" A streamlined artisan training system, better output and improved efficiency through a comprehensive strategy. Amplification of the "Dual System" of Artisan training... Read more

               

Event: Decade of the Artisan- Gauteng

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 13th and 14th October 2016 at Sedibeng TVET College, Gauteng.

"Decade of the Artisan"- There is a continuous need for suitable qualified artisans to sustain industries and support economic growth in our country. In a range of national strategies the need for artisans has been elevated and identified as a priority area for skills development. We are currently producing 13-14000 artisans per year. We have to dribble our efforts and reach the target... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan- Eastern Cape

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 13th and 14th July 2016 at Port Elizabeth TVET College, Eastern Cape.

"Decade of the Artisan"- It is an honour to address the future leaders of this country today, during the 9th leg of the Decade of the Artisan at Port Elizabeth TVET College. The “Decade of the Artisan” advocacy programme is a continuation of 2013, Year of the Artisan programme that I am rolling out throughout the country as part of my nationwide campaign to promote artisanship... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan- North West

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 09th and 10th May 2016 at Orbit TVET College, North West.

When we say it is cool to be an artisan in the 21st Century, we would like to encourage you to take artisan as a career of your choice to curb skills shortage that bedevils our country’s economy. In addition, we want to inculcate the culture of artisanship in you as our future leaders. Artisan is cool because it is accompanied by modern technology. We are spending money... Read more

News: Trade Test Application has moved to DHET TVET Colleges

Trade Test Application function has moved from Department of Labour (DoL) to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)."

This function will now be at TVET Colleges. Due to the closing of TVET Colleges for December holidays, All TRADE TEST APPLICATIONS Will be accepted at TVET Colleges from the 11th January 2016. The DoL has historically been the custodian of skills development in South Africa. All skills development structure were housed under the DoL which included the Trade Test Centre: INDLELA... Read more

News: Minister Speech on Fees Debate

Dr Blade Nzimande- "My Department Welcomes the announcement made by President Jacob Zuma that there will be no increase in university Fees in the 2016 academic year."

"This has helped to bring to a close discussions and negotiations I had opened with all the stakeholders at the beginning of last week and earlier. This decision will bring the much-needed monetary relief, especially to poor, working class and lower middle class families with university studentsI also welcome the show of unity and common purpose from the academic"... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan-Limpopo

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 28th and 29th of January 2016 at Capricorn TVET College, Limpopo.

Mr Mduduzi Manana said "It gives me a great pleasure to address future leaders on the 7th leg of the Decade of the Artisan here at Decade of the Artisan here at Capricorn TVET College, Seshego Campus. Opening the doors of learning is as important today as it was when the freedom Charter was written. Today the barriers to post School Education are not formalised or legalised"... Read more

Event: Send-off Function & Official Delegation Briefing Session-Pretoria

"Send-off Function & Official Delegation Briefing Session" was held on the 24th of July 2015 at St. George Hotel and Convention Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng

A team of 21 students, who headed to Brazil to participate in a global skills competition, were wished well by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of their departure. The World Skills SA Team participated in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo from 11 to 16 August 2015. World Skills International provides an opportunity to exchange skills... Read more

News: Artisans in Great Demand-South Africa

"Decade of the Artisan" has discovered the shortage of skilled trades through ManpowerGroup’s tenth annual Talent Shortage Survey

Johannesburg - Skilled trades and engineers remain the most difficult positions for companies to fill, according to ManpowerGroup’s tenth annual Talent Shortage Survey. The survey is conducted annually, using a sample of 750 businesses in South Africa, “With unemployment in the country remaining high, it is surprising that employers continue to have difficulty filling positions... Read more

 

Event: Decade of the Artisan-Mossel Bay.

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 28th of August 2015 at South Cape TVET College, Mossel Bay Campus, Mossel Bay, Western Cape

It is a profound honour to address you on the 6th leg of the Decade of the Artisan. It is almost twenty one years, since South Africa discarded the apartheid regime and replaces it with a democratically elected government. Much has been achieved since then, but much remains to be done to rid our country of the injustices of its colonial and apartheid past. In areas of work such as artisan trades... Read more

Event: Worldskills Competition-Brazil (São Paulo)

"Decade of the Artisan" is inline with TEAM SA in regards to the World skills Competition which took place at Anhembi Parque, São Paulo, Brazil from 11 to 16 August 2015

WorldSkills is the Global hub for skills excellence and development. Through international cooperation and development between industry, government, organisations, and institutions, we promote the benefits of and the need for skilled professionals through grass-roots community projects, skill competition, and knowledge exchange. We show how important skill education... Read more

 

Event: Decade of the Artisan-Richards Bay

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 15th of May 2015 at Umfolozi TVET College, Esikhawini Campus, Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal

That is why after much consideration, and re-evaluating the programme for the Decade of the Artisan, we saw it fit to move the focus from learners in the TVET colleges, because we have a lot of them studying at colleges, but we have less and less number of employers willing to open up their doors and take these learners to go and do experiential training in their companies. The response from... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan-Bloemfontein

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 30th of February 2015 at Motheo TVET College, Hillside Campus, Bloemfontein, Free State.

Input of the deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr. MC Manana on the "DECADE OF THE ARTISAN", Free State. It is a profound honour for me to address this milestone launch of the Free State leg of the Decade of the Artisan. The input that I am going to make today in this important occasion will try to give you a detailed outline of what our Department is currently implementing as a contribution to... Read more

Event: The WSSA Skills Competition-Cape Town

The WorldSkills SA (WSSA) National Competition took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28 January until 01 February 2015. This event was the South Africa’s largest artisan competition.

We are happy to announce the finalist of the artisans who competed on the World Skill SA Competition that took place at Cape Town. The SA FINALIST comprises of some successful artisan trades offered in RSA and future artisans who performed at their best in the WSSA Competition. We are still waiting for the Announcement of TeamSA which will compete in Sao Paulo, Brazil2015. Read more

Event: Trade Test Pass Rate Improvement Strategic Conference-Midrand

The Trade Test Pass Rate Improvement Strategic Conference was held at Midrand Conference Centre on the 08th and 9th December 2014.

The Conference's main concern was to improve the pass rate for artisanship. The are people that can help you make the right choice in choosing a career that is just right for you. And will help you make studying at a TVET College, a career of choice. An important consideration to take is to choose careers that are in a scarce and critical list. There is a continuous need for suitably qualified artisans... Read more


Event: Decade of the Artisan-East London

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 07th of November 2014 at Buffalo City TVET College, John Knox Bokwe Campus, East London, Eastern Cape.

This is a wonderful day as i have the opportunity and privilage to talk to the future Leaders of our country and to continue the conversation we started all over the country last in 2013 as we implemented the year of the artisan programme.

The need for the development of qualified artisans to support the economy remains a high priority... Read more

Event: Decade of the Artisan-Nelspruit

"Decade of the Artisan" held its event on the 08th of August 2014 at Ehlanzeni TVET College, Kwa-Nyamazane Campus, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Bieng an Artisan is a career that requires one to have a natural talent of creating things with your own hands. Let us look at sum of the important reason of choosing a career in Artisanship.

If you Belive that you have a natural talent of creating and inventing things with own hands, if you find too much theory without practical application boring... Read more

Launch: Decade of the Artisan-Ekurhuleni

Media Statement by Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training at the launch of the Decade of the Artisan.

In February 2013, the Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, declared 2013: "The Year of the Artisan". Following the phenomenal success of that programme, which he and I successfully promoted in all 9 provinces over the past year, today I have the pleasure of officially launching the Decade of the Artisan... Read more

HRDC held its 11th Meeting-Ekurhuleni

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) held its 11th meeting on the 14th June 2013 at the Ekurhuleni East (EEC) FET College, Kwa-Thema campus.

This was the first time that the Council held its meeting at a Further Education and Training (FET) College as part of its strategy to take the country’s human resource development agenda to communities.

The meeting, chaired by Deputy Chairperson, Ms Nolitha Fakude, was attended by Ministers, representatives of business, labour, academia, civil society... Read more

Launch: Year of the Artisan-Ekurhuleni

Media briefing on the official launch of '2013: The year of the Artisan' by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande.

        “It’s Cool to be a 21st Century Artisan”

We are here today with the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, to officially declare 2013 as “The Year of the Artisan”. For South Africa as a country, one of our biggest priorities is to develop qualified artisans to support our economy, particularly when one considers the fact that to successfully... Read more