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Stay calm & wash your hands!

March 26 2020 By Zarina Bulbulia

With the Coronavirus causing panic and fear across the world, let us take a closer look at exactly what this disease is, how it presents, who is at risk and what you can do to protect yourself.  What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses (CoV) were first discovered in the 1960s and are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold...

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Don't Let Hearing Loss Limit You

March 19 2020 By Zarina Bulbulia Disability awareness, Hearing awareness, World Hearing Day

The 3rd of March marked World Hearing Day, a date dedicated to raising awareness around how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and also to promote better ear and hearing care. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared this year's theme as "Don't let hearing loss limit you. Hearing for life!" One in five people may suffer from hearing loss and ...

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Butterfly of the month - March 2020

March 19 2020 By Progression Skills development, Butterfly Of The Month

It gives us great pleasure to announce Zelda Luphoko as our Butterfly of the Month. Zelda is currently completing a Business Administration NQF4 qualification, whilst obtaining the practical experience component of her learnership at Multotec, a leading Multinational company in the mining sector. Zelda says that she feels motivated every day that s...

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Connecting Communities with Business: a Socio-Economic Necessity

February 19 2020 By Candice Lambert

Almost 26 years on from the first democratic elections, very little seems to have changed in the lives of most South Africans and more than two decades of political freedom has sadly not resulted in the long-awaited economic liberation of the majority of the population. South Africa currently holds the ignominious title of being the most unequal co...

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Maximise your B-BBEE Scorecard through Bursaries

February 12 2020 By Beth Cook

Recent changes to B-BBEE legislation have made bursaries an appealing and valuable investment option for employers. The amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, which came into effect on 1 December 2019, introduced a new category of Skills Development expenditure aimed at bursaries for black students at higher education institutions, earning employer...

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How to Maximise your B-BBEE Scorecard through Bursaries

February 12 2020 By Zarina Bulbulia

The amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, which came into effect on 1 December 2019, introduced a new category of Skills Development expenditure aimed at bursaries for black students at higher education institutions, earning employers 4 points on their scorecard for meeting a target of 2.5% of the leviable amount. In light of the #FeesMustFall mov...

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Butterfly of the Month - December

December 12 2019 By Progression Butterfly Of The Month, Skills development

Our final Butterfly of the Month award for 2019 goes to Justin Sauls who is currently completing his Business Administration NQF3 learnership. Justin is gaining the workplace experience component of his learnership within Progression's innovative and exciting new Payroll Hub.                                     ...

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How to Save on Tax While Growing the Economy

December 03 2019 By Progression

With South Africa's unemployment rate at a shocking 29% (amongst the highest in the world) one of Government's key priorities remains encouraging skills development and job creation. Anso van Eyk, Professional Accountant and owner of EW Accountants, explains that there are a number of tax incentives for business to train and employ people. Section ...

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International Day of People with Disabilities

December 03 2019 By Progression

There are an estimated one billion people worldwide living with disabilities who encounter significant barriers to participation in many important aspects of society. People with disabilities face ongoing challenges in respect of access to education, employment and transport, to name just a few. In the past, very little consideration was given to ...

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Changes to Seta Regulations

November 25 2019 By Progression

 The new SETA Regulations, which came into effect earlier this year, put employers' last minute Skills Development project implementation at risk. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) promulgated the SETA Workplace-Based Learning Programme Agreement Regulations (2018), which came into effect on 1 April 2019. The Regulations have...

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Disability Rights Awareness Month

November 25 2019 By Zarina Bulbulia

The 3rd of November to the 3rd of December marks National Disability Rights Awareness Month in South Africa, with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities being commemorated on 3 December.This year's theme is: "Together building South Africa inclusive of Disability Rights"Progression appeals to all South African organisations, large and s...

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Mental Health Conditions: Fact or Fiction

October 22 2019 By Zarina Bulbulia

Mental disabilities continue to be the most stigmatised of all the health conditions and people who have a mental disorder still face a great deal of discrimination and ridicule in society. Many well-known celebrities such as Dwayne Johnson, Katy Perry and our very own Trevor Noah  have opened up about their personal struggles with mental illness ...

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Butterfly of the Month - October 2019

October 22 2019 By Progression

Congratulations to Nomfundo Ngwenya for being selected as our Butterfly of the Month for October 2019. Nomfundo is being hosted at Progression for the duration of her Business Administration NQF2 learnership and is currently working in the Projects Department. Nomfundo's colleagues at Progression believe that she deserves the title of Butterfly of...

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Absorption vs Advancement

October 15 2019 By Beth Cook

The long awaited Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice are due to come into effect on 1 December 2019. Amongst the most noteworthy changes, from a Skills Development perspective, is the amendment to the previous definition of "Absorption". We spoke to Carina Esterhuyse, Verification Analyst at Authentic Rating Solutions, to clarify the implications...

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Progression Shines on Casual Day

October 11 2019 By Progression

Friday 6th September 2019 marked the 25thannual Casual Day in South Africa and the Progression team once again did their utmost to embody this year's theme: "Time to Shine with Persons with Disabilities ". Casual Day was launched in 1995 as an awareness and fundraising project benefiting persons with disabilities and over the last 25 years it has ...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

October 10 2019 By Zarina Bulbulia

October marks Mental Health Awareness Month in South Africa, and there is no better opportunity to highlight one of South Africa's most prevalent topics - mental illnesses.  The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) reported that as many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or substance-use problems (and this d...

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Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practise 2019

September 03 2019 By Beth Cook

 On 31 May 2019 the DTI announced the gazetted amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, which will come into effect on 1 December 2019. Beth Cook, Founder and CEO of Progression, takes a look at the most significant changes, which are likely to have considerable implications on the B-BBEE policies and strategies for many businesses in Sout...

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KFC Does Disability Right

October 24 2018 By Progression

Less than 1% of South African's with disabilities are employed, KFC want to change this. Disability was at the forefront of KFC's agenda on the 2ndof October 2018,as thebrandlaunched its first Disability Day.  The room was buzzing with excitement as employees listened attentively to the opening speech given by Tarun Lal, General Manager at KFC Af...

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Mpho Shines as October's Butterfly of the Month

October 11 2018 By Progression

Progression is elated to award the title of "Butterfly of the Month" for the month of October to a very special learner, Mpho Mahada. Mpho joined the Progression team in July 2018 and is placed in the Training Department under her mentor, Alana Perumal, Progression's Training Manager. Mpho is currently completing her Business Administration NQF 4 L...

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Bringing Disability Awareness to You

August 31 2018 By Progression

According to the B-BBEE codes of good practice, 2% of South Africa's workforce should be represented by people living with a disability, however, only 1 % of our workforce is made up of this. This low representation of people with disabilities in the workplace may be a result of many factors, including the lack of awareness and knowledge on how to ...

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