There is an alarming increase in the number of well intentioned strategies and plans going "pear shaped". The harsh reality is that, as managers, the world which we now have to contend with is filled with complexity, contradiction and confusion. It is what we at Da Vinci now refer to the Iceland Phenomena - where out of the blue new, more demanding, challenges are confronting us. Most of the challenges have a profound impact on our operations and they pose serious questions as to our preparedness to solve these so called "Wicked Problems".
The South African Qualifications Authority has commenced with setting up processes to develop policy and criteria for recognising professional bodies and registering professional designations on the NQF. As has always been the case throughout NQF development and implementation, this will take place in consultation with principals and stakeholders, including statutory and non-statutory professional bodies including MASA, as well as the two existing qualifications councils, Umalusi and the CHE, and until the QCTO is operational, its line department.