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2008 Failure to transform the role of qualifications in changing the demographic profile of managers in South African workplaces

The key purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which formal qualifications profiles may explain the dominance of white males in t...

2008 Is the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) now ready to deliver on its objectives?

The article explores the background and context of the development and implementation of South Africa's National Qualifications Framework (N...

2007 Diffusion of the National Qualifications Framework and outcomes-based education in southern and eastern Africa

This article explores policy and curriculum diffusion in southern and eastern Africa through an examination of the National Qualifications F...

2003 Private further education and training

This chapter reports on the nature of private post-school technical and vocational education and training (TVET) within the further educatio...