Training and Development Section


Training and Development

The Zululand District Municipalities Training and Development Section consists of three staff members, namely

TandD Rose Nel.jpg Mrs Rose Nel is our Senior Administrative Officer : Training Development.
Mrs Sbo Nxumalo is our Training and Development Assistant that is responsible for training interventions related to employed learners. Tel: 035 874 5601 TandD Sbo Nxumalo.jpg
TandD Hlengiwe Gumede.jpg Mrs Hlengiwe Gumede is our Training and Development Assistant that is responsible for training interventions related to unemployed learners. Tel: 035 874 5570

Training and development can be defined as 'any effort to advance a present or prospected workers' performance, by increasing their capability through learning. This process changes the persons mind-set and also boosts his/her skills and knowledge, and should result in a more confident and capable individual'.

So what is the importance of training and development?

It helps in addressing an employees weaknesses

It should improve a workers performance

It should result in consistency in duty performance

It should address worker satisfactionIt should lead to increased productivity

It should lead to improved quality of services and products

The training section is responsible for compiling an annual Workplace Skills Plan and implementing the training on the plan once it has been approved by the relevant committees, namely the Local Labour Forum/Training Committee (which comprises of both employer and employee stakeholders) and the Executive Committee.  When the training has been completed this is incorporated into an Annual Training Report.  Both the plan and report are submitted to the LGSETA on an annual basis.

We have two areas of focus, namely the Employed learners and Unemployed learners.

Skills needs and shortfalls for employees are addressed through the completion and submission of a skills questionnaire.  The input of Supervisors and Management is sought in ensuring that the employees within their sections meet the requirements of the department and the work that the employee is doing by signing off on the identified training needs.  Not all the needs of all the employees within the municipality can be addressed in the same year as there are budget constraints, hence the importance of supervisors and management clearly identifying the priorities for their department's on the skills forms.

For the training and development of unemployed individuals, the municipality actively seeks partnerships with stakeholders who have access to funding or can assist with applying for funding for various learnerships which will be beneficial to both the municipal environment and the community at large.