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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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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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Celebrating Success with Sun International's Disability Strategy

April 04 2018 By Progression

With a total of 19 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos, Sun International is the leader in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment sector. The Sun International brand is world renowned and exudes opulence, enduring quality and incredible adventure. We were therefore completely humbled when Sun International chose Progression as their Disability Ex...

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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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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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Another Success Story - Xolisile Ngaleka

August 28 2018 By Progression

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo Progression is elated to share in the success of one of our learners, Xolisile Ngaleka, who has been nominated for Woman of the Month at Wordworks for her excellent work in early literacy in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Additionally, Xoli has been nominated a...

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Mental Health Awareness Month July 2018

July 02 2018 By Progression

July 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 in 2017 1 in 3 people in South Africa, will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and that 23 people...

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Butterfly Of The Month July 2018 - Bongiwe Khumalo

July 02 2018 By Progression Butterfly Of The Month

This month we celebrate Bongiwe Khumalo as our Butterfly of the Month for the month of July. Bongiwe is currently completing her End-User NQF Level 3 learnership through HKA Global. Bongiwe is being hosted at Progression for the duration of her learnership and is currently working in the Project Management department under her mentor, Zama Mkhize,...

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Siyasizas Celebrate Their Great Achievement

June 15 2018 By Progression

Did you know that 80% of the brain in developed within the first 1000 days of a child's life? Or that, according to the Statistician-General's report, 47% of children aged 0 - 6 do not receive early childhood learning. Five learners who recently graduated from their Early Childhood Development (ECD) learnership aim to change this. Mpume Nzimakwe,...

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Unpacking the Amended B-BBEE Codes

May 30 2018 By Steven Lekalakala

On the 29thof March 2018 Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, issued Government Gazette 41546 which deals with amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. The proposed changes to the Codes should be implemented in October this year. Steven Lekalakala, Business Development Consultant and B-BBEE Expert at Progression, takes a close...

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How Learnership Allowances can Reduce your Tax Bill

May 30 2018 By Tarryn Mason

Did you know that investing in Skills Development under a formal learnership provides you with the opportunity to claim a tax deduction according to Section 12H of the Income Tax Act? Section 12H of the Income Tax Act states that employers are eligible for an allowance in respect of qualifying 'registered learnership agreements' entered into betw...

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