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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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