Thursday, 18 May 2017

Student chapter launched

RECOGNITION: South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) Chief executive, Marius Meyer, hands out a certificate to a CPUT Human Resource Management student during the launch of the SABPP CPUT Student Chapter RECOGNITION: South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) Chief executive, Marius Meyer, hands out a certificate to a CPUT Human Resource Management student during the launch of the SABPP CPUT Student Chapter

CPUT’s commitment to produce work-ready graduates has seen academic departments building strong ties with industry.

The Department of Human Resource (HR) Management has launched the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) CPUT Student Chapter.

Established more than 30 years ago, the SABPP is the professional body for the country’s HR practitioners, as well as a quality assurance body for learning provision and accredits the HR academic programmes at universities.

Addressing the launch of the Student Chapter recently on the Cape Town Campus, SABPP Chief executive, Marius Meyer, said the body is meant to set students up for success.

“The HR field in South Africa is growing, in fact the country is in the top 10 in the world, so you chose the best career,” Meyer told the HR students.

“South Africa is the first country in the world to have HR standards.”

He argued that it is the role of the profession to rid the world of fraud and corruption.

Roland Huckle, the Head of School of Commerce, Management and Governmental Science at CPUT, encouraged the students to take advantage of the networking opportunities presented by the SABPP and grow themselves professionally.

During the launch the best students in the diploma and BTech programmes were awarded certificates.

Registration certificates were also handed to the chapter’s members who later elected their executive committee.

SABPP COO, Xolani Mawande, said a chapter is launched when it has at least 50 registered members, and will be given financial support by the SABPP for promoting professionalism as its recognized structure.

Written by Kwanele Butana

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Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.