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SENIOR SECONDARY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME 2013 GRADE 12 BUSINESS STUDIES LEARNER NOTES 1 The SSIP is supported by (c) Gauteng Department of Education, 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS LEARNER NOTES SESSION TOPIC PAGE 3 1. Legislation – skills development act (no. 97 of 1998) 3 2. Legislation - the national skills development strategy (NSDS) (1/4/2005 – 31/3/2010) / the human resource development strategy 4 1. Entrepreneurial qualities, success factors and areas of 16 improvements for a business venture 2. Human rights, inclusivity and environmental issues 5 1. Insurance 41 2. Investment 2 (c) Gauteng Department of Education, 2013 GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SENIOR SECONDARY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME BUSINESS STUDIES GRADE 12 SESSION 3 (LEARNER NOTES) SESSION 3 TOPIC 1: LEGISLATION – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT (NO. 97 OF 1998) Learner Note: All legislation is compulsory. Businesses do not have the option of non–compliance, but can develop strategies to accommodate legislation. After the Apartheid regime certain labour legislation had to be introduced or revised. You are required to know all the provisions of every Act. Study the notes and answer the questions. SECTION A: TYPICAL EXAM QUESTIONS: TOPIC 1 QUESTION 1: 35 minutes 40 marks (DOE Preparatory Exam 2008) HINTS: This is an essay question. Structure is important: Introduction, body and conclusion. Sub-headings are important to use as they count for analysis. Do not write in paragraph style. Use full sentences but in point form. The Skills Development Act has the potential to change the lives of millions of previously disadvantaged people who were deprived of opportunities in education during the Apartheid era. You are a front-runner for the development of skills as the human resource manager of your company. Convince management about the aims and benefits of this Act and inform them about the purpose and roles of SETAs. [40] QUESTION 2: 5 minutes 8 marks (DOE Nov. 2010) HINTS: The motivation in this question means that you should use examples. 2 marks for fact and 1 mark for motivation. How does the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) deal with the shortage of skills in the labour market? Motivate your answer. [8] 3 (c) Gauteng Department of Education, 2013 GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SENIOR SECONDARY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME BUSINESS STUDIES GRADE 12 SESSION 3 (LEARNER NOTES) TOPIC 2: LEGISLATION - THE NATIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (NSDS) (1/4/2005 – 31/3/2010) / THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY SECTION A: TYPICAL EXAM QUESTIONS: TOPIC 2 QUESTION 1: 10 minutes 10 marks (DOE Nov. 2008) HINTS: The examples that are required are the names of any 2 SETAs. The following questions are based on SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority): 1.1 Explain the contribution of SETAs towards ensuring that quality skills development takes place. Illustrate by using any TWO examples. (8) 1.2 Describe how SETAs are funded. (2) [10] QUESTION 2: 20 minutes 20 marks (DOE Preparatory 2008) HINTS: You need to know the % contribution by business towards the SDL in order to calculate the amount in Q 2.2. Zandile was awarded a license to extract timber from the Ngodini forest near Nelspruit. She uses 100 trucks to transport the timber and has 1 500 employees. The monthly salary and wage bill of Zandile's business is R6 400 000. The factory processes the timber into semi- finished products in the form of planks which are sold to furniture manufacturers as well as the building industry. 2.1 Does Zandile’s business qualify for paying the Skills Development Levy? Motivate.

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