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A presentation of Site Development Plans at Luckhoff Combined School, Xhariep District, Free State.

A presentation of Site Development Plans at Luckhoff Combined School, Xhariep District, Free State.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cosmo City Residents Ordered to Stay Away from School Building Project

Through Social Facilitation, we assist to avoid and mitigate in challenges such as the one in the above link. Community engagement and social facilitation is a key resource in any community project.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Social Facilitation for ASIDI Free State: Pre-Implementation Phase

Our Social Facilitation engagement in the Department of Basic Education's Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative(ASIDI) in the Free State province includes three schools in the Xhariep Education District. The names of the three schools are:
- PT Sanders Intermediate School in Trompsburg, Kopanong Local Municipality
- Diamanthoogte Combined School in Koffiefontein, Letsemeng Local Municipality, and
- Luckhoff Combined School in Luckhoff, also in the Letsemeng Local Municipality.

Interested and affected parties were identified, local community representative structures were engaged and the community stakeholder steering committees were established in each of the three project sites. The process to source potential Community Liaison Officers (CLO's) is currently in progress. Appointments of CLO's will hopefully be finalized in the month of April 2013.

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is the Implementing Agent for the Department of Basic Education (DBE). Crane Registered Quantity Surveyor are the appointed Programme Managers. The building contractors for the construction of the schools are yet to be announced.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Join Joshua Mahlangu’s “Social Facilitation at PT Sanders Intermediate School in Trompsburg, Xhariep District, Free State” Photo Stream?

Join Joshua Mahlangu's "Social Facilitation at PT Sanders Intermediate School in Trompsburg, Xhariep District, Free State" Photo Stream?
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Interactive Driver Education System (IDES) for High School Learners

The Interactive Driver Education System (IDES) is a driver training system with computer-based tuition towards obtaining a Learners' Licence, and a computerised driver training simulator to assist learner drivers to maneuver a vehicle before they attempt to drive the actual real vehicle.

IDES will provide the learner with all the training material to help the learner pass the learners' licence test and it will provide the skills and the confidence to drive on the road. IDES systematically teaches the learner from basic road signs to how to handle a vehicle in wet weather or in an emergency situation.

The IDES project is targetted at high school learners to obtain drivers' licences as part of Life Orientation skills in line with the current school curriculum in South Africa. The intervention is funded through sponsorships and grants since most learners in township school are unable to afford the training. Companies are invited to make Corporate Social Investment (CSI) or Socio-Economic Development (SED) contributions (BEE Code 700) in support of this initiative.

The aim is to establish Community e-Centres in the townships where high school learners can access the system as well as workshops on Personal Development Planning (PDP), Study Readiness and Career Guidance. Other services such as Basic Computer Skills Training, Internet Access, Photocopy and Typing, CV development and Job Hunting/Interview Preparation will be offered to enable to e-Centre to become sustainable. Enterprise Development contributions (BEE Code 600) from companies to fund the establishment of these e-Centres are highly welcome

Any member of the community will be able to access IDES and other services offered at the e-Centre on a pre-paid or post-paid basis.

Based on the pilot process that is currectly being undertaken, we infer that this programme will add true value to both the community and the contributing entity that chooses to adopt this project.

Any interested parties can e-mail Joshua Mahlangu: or call 072 614 1986

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Job Realisation

 Job Realisation South Africa endeavours to improve the participation rate of unemployed youth, the previously disadvantaged (PDI) youth and disabled South Africans on the labour market in order to alleviate poverty and built a sustainable society. To achieve this goal, it is imperative to partner with employers, the SETA’s, youth organizations and the Regional Chambers of Commerce and industry.

Job Realisation South Africa builds successful working relationships between the employers and new employees in order to achieve long term employment opportunities.

Our objective is to find and keep a job for 750 young people and to develop new programs to support thousands and more young unemployed to get a sustainable job and a better life.

View our website for more information:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coordinating the MQA Artisan Learnerships

I had the privilage to be involved in the co-ordination of the Mining Qualifications Authority's Learnerships on the following trades: Millwright, Diesel Mechanics and Fitter & Turner. This learning programme was the implementation of Discretionary Grants for West End Claybrick in Zuurbekom (8 learners) and for Kilo Sand in Mnandi, Knoepieslaagte (1 learner).

I really enjoyed engaging with the community leaders and community based organizations in Bekkersdal, Westonaria, and Simunye townships to mobilise interested candidates. All candidates were very ambitious and eager to partake in this programme. The selection process was robust and it was difficult to make decisions on the suitable candidates. However, the most challenging task was the actual registration of learners with the MQA. The process involved working with all stakeholders on tight timelines. I had to liaise with the lead employers, the training provider (Ikhaya Fundisa Techniskills Academy) and the MQA through 45 Degree HR (the appointed SDF).

I must point out that I learned a lot in this programme, especially about the MQA process. It was my first time working on the MQA Learnerships. However, I have previously been involved in learnerships for the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP); The Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP); Safety and Security Sector Education & Training Authority (SASSETA) and the Transport Education & Training Authority (TETA).

The eventual selection of learners; the liaison with the training provider and the registration of learners with the MQA coupled with the MQA's requirement list has indeed complimented my experience in skills development facilitation. The disappointment by the two learners who could not make it to come sign their Learnership Programme Agreements is something that I will never forget in my career.

The most valuable lesson here is: Always follow through on all parties involved in the process and never wait until the last minute to check on any activities...

Good luck to all the learners with your future endeavours!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Skills Planning and Need Analysis

Anyone specializing in skills Planning needs to be able to do the following:

  • Be competent to establish training committees and other workplace structures required to undertake skills planning.
  • Facilitate strategic planning processes to identify the skills needs within an organization
  • Conduct, and even supervise, skills audits to identify the training requirements of the organization.
  • Develop Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) that reflect both organizational and SETA/ETQA requirements.
  • Generate Annual Training Reports (ATR) to report on the WSPs as per their SETA requirements.
  • Manage the achievement of the workplace skills plans through outsourcing training if required, as well as through assisting in the establishment of in-house training as required.
Contact me if you need assistance with your organization's needs analysis and skills planning

Happy skills planning