Its main function is to contribute to the raising of skills – to bring skills to the employed, or those wanting to be employed, in their sector. The fiduciary duties carried out by the board are underpinned by the principles of good corporate governance, supported by structures and processes that are in compliance with the legislation governing the mandate bestowed on the CATHSSETA. These are the Skills Development Act, (Act No.97 of 1998)), the Skills Development Levies Act (Act No.9 of 199), the Public Finance Management Act (Act No.1 of 1999) and the Treasury Regulations.
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The NLDTF places emphasis on areas of greatest need and greatest potential, so that all South Africans can gain from, and contribute to, South Africa's development.
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The Department also has a role in supporting and monitoring local government with regards to amusement facilities, local amenities and local sports facilities, markets, municipal parks and recreation facilities. In response to this mandate, the aim of the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is to ensure access to, increased participation in, and transformation of the sport, arts, culture and recreation sectors in a manner that yields optimum social and economic benefit for all in the province, and promotes nation-building and social cohesion among its people. In discharging its role, DSACR operates using a corporate structure with a head office, and hubs in clusters.
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The Wits Foundation was established in 1978 as a Public Benefit Organisation to collect and administer donations for the benefit of the university. A board of governors and trustees, appointed by the University Council, manages the Wits Foundation.
Their determination is to integrate South Africa more powerfully into the global knowledge economy by offering world-class education to all academically talented individuals and by producing new knowledge that will result in a better quality of life for all.
In alignment with the priorities of South Africa, they want to advance economic competitiveness and social transformation through research, teaching and learning activities to produce the high level and scarce skills needed to foster development.
The School of Education, part of the Faculty of Humanities and located in Parktown, Johannesburg, aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education received by students in all stages of their schooling and higher education careers. This objective is achieved through the research we do and the programmes we offer.
In our commitment to the professional development of teachers we offer a pre-service teaching qualification for undergraduate students, as well as a certificate in education for postgraduate students who satisfy certain undergraduate subject requirements.
A further dimension of our focus on professional development is teacher upgrading, via undergraduate certificates for in-service teachers in diverse subject areas. We also offer several short courses through our Centre for the Professional Development of Educators.
The Wits School of Education is home to several NRF-rated researchers and the country’s only A-rated researcher in education, Prof Jill Adler. It is also home to Mellon Distinguished Scholars and visiting professors from international and local universities.
The Wits School of Human and Community Development
The School of Human and Community Development in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Witwatersrand, offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts programme in Social Work (B Social Work) and Speech and Hearing Therapy (BA SP & H). Majors include Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, Psychology and Linguistics. In addition, there are units in related medical, educational, linguistic and psychological areas that contribute to the students' necessary background knowledge.
Social work aims to help individuals, groups or communities to resolve the relational, emotional, material and social development difficulties that hinder their social adjustment. Methods employed by social workers include case work, group work and community organisation; the social worker may also engage in social work administration or research. The Bachelor of Social Work is a four-year course that offers a basic preparation in social science subjects, as well as professional education in the theory and practice of social work.
The Campus Health & Wellness Centre offers a wide variety of health services to Wits students and staff members. The services are convenient, accessible, caring and cost-effective.
Through its work, Campus Health strives for excellence in the delivery of health care services thus contributing to the optimal wellbeing of members of the Wits University community so that they in turn can serve the broader community and make a significant contribution to our society locally, regionally and abroad.
HEAIDS is an initiative of the Department of Education and is undertaken on behalf of the Department by Higher Education South Africa, which represents the vice-chancellors of all 23 public higher education institutions.
The programme aims to enable institutions of higher education to address HIV/Aids through their mandate to undertake advanced teaching and prepare graduates for responsible roles in the world of work. Besides HEAIDS performs research, shares knowledge, provides intellectual leadership and develops campus communities as nurturing and enlightened environments for students and staff.
It does this through primary research on aspects of HIV/Aids pertinent to the sector and through the development of policy frameworks, national norms and standards, teaching curricula and guides to good practice.
The centre's core programmes focus on the power of the individual, working through alliances and organisations, to generate change. The centre partners for human rights bolster the efficacy of human rights defenders through sustained, strategic partnerships, extending their reach to legislators, diplomats, international institutions, and corporations.
Through five annual awards, The RFK Center amplifies work of activists, authors, journalists and students to a global audience.
In the tradition of Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK CENTER has forged effective collaborations with non-governmental organisations, universities, legal clinics, and the media on behalf of oppressed communities.
With more than 33 million people currently infected with HIV around the world, and less than 10% receiving state-of-the-art care, the need for an innovative response is urgent.
The UCLA Art and Global Health Center and MAKE ART/STOP AIDS are founded on the principle that artists are an essential part of anti-Aids efforts. Artists are able to shape transformative insights and possibilities that redirect how people think and act. Our initiatives seek to unleash the transformative power of the arts by advancing an awareness and appreciation for the power of art to address crisis, establishing artists as key partners in Aids interventions around the world, and inspiring attitudinal change through the production and dissemination of powerful, original artwork.
Previous and current fellowships have focused on media coverage and audience reception of HIV/Aids news texts, the role of stigma and gender in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the strengths and vulnerabilities of HIV-positive children and the role of traditional health practitioners in the mainstream treatment of their patients.
The project also hosts the JournAIDS online resource for journalists reporting on HIV/Aids, and runs wider discussion forums on HIV/Aids and the media to stimulate debate and discussion amongst journalists, editors, activists, doctors, scientists, academics, government and other stakeholders. Additionally, the project facilitates training of graduate and working journalists in HIV/Aids reporting, including that of career-entry honours students from the Wits Journalism Programme in HIV/Aids reporting.
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. OSISA's vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life. Find out more on www.osisa.org .