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9 November, 2017 - 09:31

Good day Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR) in association with the Managing My Life Institute are offering free courses which are only available to GFAR Partrners and their communities. 

These course materials have been developed based on years of testing in various industries. They provide a clear and coherent self-training guide on organizational leadership and business management, and one that you can use at your own pace and share freely with your colleagues for their own use.

The FREE educational leadership documents referred to within the announcement are contained in the links below:

  1. Important Announcement to GFAR partners From Mark Holderness
  2. GIFT from GFAR to Council on Higher Education
  3. Guide for Using Leading by Managing My Life Courses With Staff and Volunteers
  4. Guide for Using the Leading by Managing My Life Courses for Promotion and Fundraising

Please begin by reading the announcement, which explains in great detail the exciting opportunity that has been made available to you, through our partnership with the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation. 

Thank you.

Office of the CEO.

7 November, 2017 - 10:51

Good day Colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the 2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study: An NMCHorizon Project Strategic Brief Vol 3.5, Nov 2017. The study examines how digital
literacy training in higher education affects the occupational success of postgraduate learners as they enter the workforce. Supported by Adobe, the aim of this research is to understand how the digital learning experiences that college and university students were exposed to while pursuing an undergraduate degree impact and influence current employment roles, responsibilities, and functions.  

                                     –NMC Digital Impact Study respondent on defining digital literacy. 

See attachment below for the full report. 

Enjoy reading. 


Office of the CEO. 

24 October, 2017 - 14:28

Good day Colleagues,

StatsSA just released the ‘Financial Statistics of higher education institutions, 2016’ today (see attachment).

Follow this link for additional downloads: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=1854&PPN=P9103.1&SCH=7087 


Office of the CEO. 


23 October, 2017 - 08:56

Good morning Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you the recent World Employment and Social Outlook: Sustainable Enterprises and jobs 2017  - Special Edition report

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) (p1:2017), The global and regional environment for firms has been constantly evolving since 2008. The impacts of lower economic growth and trade on global supply chains and the resultant concerns regarding job quantity and job quality are high on the agendas of many countries. Other important trends, notably technological changes and innovation, are shaping the world of work in new and different ways and have complicated the post-crisis environment. Against this backdrop, this thematic edition of the World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 report examines how firms – as the engine of job creation – have been affected by and responded to these developments. In particular, the report analyses the implications of these developments on firm performance and job dynamics and considers how policies to support enterprises and the environment in which they operate could help to create more and better jobs and, in turn, achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.

Trust that you will enjoy reading and reflecting on this report.

Thank you,

Office of the CEO. 


6 October, 2017 - 17:47

Dear Colleagues,

The revised CHE Letterhead is attached.

Please make sure that you use the attached letterhead when drafting all CHE business letters.

Kind regards

Mr Tshifhiwa Eric Netshidzati
Organisational Secretary
CEO's Office

28 September, 2017 - 16:45

Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure to inform you that the CHE will officially close for the end of the year recess on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 (and not 15th, as is the norm)   and will officially re-open on Monday, 08 January 2017

The total number of annual leave days required for December – January break is 9 days (18 – 22 December 2017 and 02 – 05 January 2018).

The number of days from 14 – 15 December 2017 and 25 – 29 December 2017 will be granted as ex-gratia leave and will be excluded from the annual leave entitlement, in line with the CHE Leave Policy. 

To apply for the leave on the Employee Self Service (ESS), employees are requested to submit two leave transactions, as follows:

  • 18 – 22 December 2017 = 5 days 
  • 02 – 05 January 2018 = 4 Days 

        = 9 days

As you are all aware there are a number of employees who have accumulated quite a significant number of statutory leave - could not take the leave, as prescribed, due to operational requirements. It is advisable to consider granting the affected employees the additional leave as early in the year as possible. However this must be agreed upon by the parties, at a time convenient to the CHE.

Human Resources will provide the list of the affected employees to the respective Directors by 15 November 2017, to assist with the planning of leave.

Newly appointed employees who have not accumulated enough leave days at the time of closing, must please contact Surprise Mmotong in relation to their leave arrangement. 

Salaries for December 2017 will only be paid out on Friday, 15 December 2017. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team, should you require further clarity, in this regard. 

Warm regards, 

Ms Vuyo Matsam 

Director: Corporate Services

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