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HWSETA Funds Animal Health Training in Eastern Cape

Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape, 26 May 2016: The link between animal and human health, combined with the need for rural communities to be capacitated in improved animal health has seen the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) commit funding to a variety of animal health projects and programmes over the last 18 months.

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HWSETA and SSACI Partnership Yields First Group of Trained Artisans

Johannesburg, 5 March 2016: Unless South Africa ramps up its annual training of artisans to 30 000 a year by 2030, the country’s requirement for artisans in the construction, engineering and other relevant sectors will not be met and the impact will be felt in the sustainability of these industries and very importantly, economic growth. The decline in the training of artisans started in the mid-1980s and by 2013 was identified as an urgent priority for the country.

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HWSETA Joins Forces with UP Faculty of Veterinary Science in Skills Development Initiatives

Onderstepoort, 28 January 2016: The marked growth in South Africa’s human and animal populations within an environment characterised by climate change, emerging pathogens and toxic releases has resulted in increased health risks for humans and animals alike. To address this, the perspective on public health should be expanded beyond a single species to detect and manage emerging public health threats.

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Second Clean Audit Awarded to HWSETA

The HWSETA is one of seven SETAs awarded a clean audit for the 2014 – 2015 financial year. This is the second consecutive year that the HWSETA has received recognition for its achievements in terms of corporate governance, risk management, consistent application of internal control, knowledge of the application of legislation and Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP)/International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), leadership oversight, as well as staff dedicated and committed to clean reporting.

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The HWSETA and Tshwane North TVET College Join Forces to Train Artisans

Pretoria, 20 August 2015: The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) has joined forces with Tshwane North TVET College (TNC) to train 100 young unemployed learners as artisans. The launch function, held on 20 August 2015 in Pretoria, was attended by the Honourable Mr Mduduzi Manana, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training.

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HWSETA Funds Animal Health Studies in Eastern Cape

At a function held in Tsolo, Eastern Cape, on 25 May 2015 the Health and Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HWSETA) awarded 50 learners with full bursaries to obtain a Diploma in Animal Health from the Tsolo Agricultural and Rural Development Institute (TARDI).

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Qualification Development and Maintenance a Key Focus for the HWSETA

The skills development landscape in South Africa is one that requires constant change and innovative thinking on the part of Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) to meet the needs of the sectors they serve. The HWSETA is no exception and it is this mindset that resulted in the establishment of the Qualification Development and Maintenance (QDM) sub-division in October 2013 to focus on this key area of responsibility for the HWSETA.

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HWSETA Urges Caution When Enrolling at Private Training Institutions

The South African Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) on a daily basis receive reports of students that have been the victims of unscrupulous training providers. Whilst this is a national problem, the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is currently very concerned about the actions of several unscrupulous training or skills development providers operating in Kwa-Zulu Natal that claim to have the necessary accreditation from the HWSETA. These organisations have been reported to the relevant law enforcement agencies. Continue reading