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The role of TVET colleges in the development of plumbers

By: Blade Nzimande – minister of the Department of Higher Education and Training

What is the role of technical, vocational education and training (TVET) colleges in the development of trade industries, include plumbing, in South Africa?

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What you need to know about claims

By: Tinus Maritz and Uwe Putlitz

The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) looks at the ins and outs of claims and what it is important for contractors and employers to know

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Mirroring

By: Paul du Toit – regular contributor

Have you ever considered mirroring negative behaviour with a positive response?

 If you regard yourself as a ‘people’s person’, then your initial response to interaction is to engage, rather than ignore. And when we engage, we attempt to connect on a mental level with that person. That’s an important interpersonal skill. Some of us can do it automatically, others need to be deliberate. If you are prepared to engage, you’re going to get one of two types of responses… If it’s a positive friendly one, then it’s all systems go. But if you receive a negative response, you can get caught up in the other person’s negative cycle. Let me explain.

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South Africa’s skills shortage and the functions of NAMB

We look at how the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) is helping South Africa move away from designations of a non-sector-based artisan training system for listed trades, to the benefit of all artisans in South Africa

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