Membership Terms & Conditions

Website Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions are binding and enforceable against all persons that access the website or any part thereof (the website) in terms of the customer agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you must leave the website now, as further use will automatically bind you to these terms and conditions. A copy of the ECT act may be downloaded from:


1. "SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA website" means the site located at and includes any part or element thereof

2. "SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA services" means the electronic interchange of documents and payments relating to information with

3. "SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA" means Point Of Destination.

4. "Submit" means the action whereby the SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA data or any related data message is physically approved for transmission and processing by SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA.

5. "User" means any person who enters or uses the website, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the website.

6. "Data message" means data generated, sent, received or stored by electronic means and includes:

• Voice, where the voice is used in an automated transaction.
• A stored record.

7. References herein to the singular includes the plural and vice versa.

8. Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions in terms of section 11 of the ECT Act, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.

1. GENERAL The website provides users with various services.


2.1 licenses the User to view, download and print the content of the website, provided that such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only.

2.2 Content from the website shall not be used or exploited by Users for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of

2.3 The caching of the website shall only be allowed if:

2.4.1 The purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the website more efficient;

2.4.2 The cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;

2.4.3 The cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and

2.4.4 The cached content is removed or updated when so required by

2.5 If any User uses content from the website in breach of the provisions detailed herein:

2.5.1 reserves the right to claim damages from the User;

2.5.2 reserves the right to institute criminal proceedings against the User; and

2.5.3 shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by the User or any third party who obtained any content from the User.

2.6 Hyperlinks to the website from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the website. shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the website, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the website. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the website shall do so at their own risk and indemnify against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of content from the website, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the website.'s non-liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms and conditions.

2.7 Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the website only if such quote is placed in inverted commas and acknowledged.

2.8 No person may frame the website, in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of

2.9 Apart from bona-fide search engine operators and use of the search facility provided on the website by Users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the website for any purposes, without the prior written consent of

2.10 All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of this clause 2 are provided on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by at any time without giving reasons therefore.


3.1 All intellectual property on the website, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed to the User in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the website are expressly reserved.

3.2 Users agree not to use the trade names "SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA" as elements of a domain name or sub domain name, notwithstanding the fact that such domain name use or registration may be allowed in terms of trademark and/or constitutional law. Upon request to do so a User shall immediately cease to use such domain name and transfer it to at the cost of the User.

4. SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, system and information security, software, lines and access accounts to access the Internet and the website and/or download content from this website.


Access to the services, content, software and content downloads available from the website is classified as "electronic transactions" in terms of the ECT Act and therefore Users have the rights detailed in Chapter 7 of the ECT Act and has the duty to disclose the following information:

5.1 The full name and legal status of the website owner: SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA South Africa (SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA)

5.5 Main business:  Forum for discussion, debate and dissemination of information on issues related to skills development.

5.6 The website address of the website is:

5.7 The official e-mail address of the website is:

5.8 Membership of self-regulatory or accreditation bodies: None;

5.9 Codes of conduct to which the website and its members subscribe:  available from

5.10 Users may lodge complaints concerning the website with at

5.11 Alternative dispute resolution: Subject to urgent and/or any interim relief, all disputes regarding additional data and/or interest and/or penalties imposed as a result of any default in furnishing any return or information resulting from –

5.11.1 access to the website;

5.11.2 the inability to access the website;


6.1 expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:

6.1.1 subject to clause 6.3 below, change these terms and conditions;

6.1.2 change the content and/or services available from the website;

6.1.3 discontinue any aspect of the website or service(s) available from the website; and/or

6.1.4 change the software and hardware required to access and use the website.

6.2 In view of the possibility of the amendments and changes contemplated in this clause, the terms and conditions of these services should be regularly checked, and if you access SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA  services on this website, you are deemed to have agreed to such amended and/or changed terms and conditions, subject to clause 6.3 below.

6.3 Where a written mandate has been obtained on or before the date of the changes to clause 17.1 of the previous terms and conditions or any changes to clause 17.1.1, such changes shall only take effect in respect of that mandate 3 (three) months after the date such changes are effected on the website.


7.1 shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and for the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:

7.2 may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:

7.2.1 name and surname;
7.2.2 contact numbers;
7.2.3 non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
7.2.4 e-mail address;
7.2.5 IP address;
7.2.6 User selected username and password.
7.3 collects, stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
7.3.1 Communicate requested information to the User;
7.3.2 Provide the User with access to restricted pages on this website; and
7.3.3 to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the website.

7.4 Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings.

7.5 may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:

7.5.1 shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;

7.5.2 shall disclose information without the User's consent only through due legal process; and

7.5.3 may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.

7.6 owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by


8.1 may provide hyperlinks to websites not controlled by (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites.

8.2 does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.


9.1 shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the website and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure.

9.2 Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the website or the server and computer network that support the website.

9.3 Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the website, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code.

9.4 Users may not develop, distribute or use any device to breach or overcome the security measures of the site and reserves the right to claim damages any and all persons concerned with a security failure or breach.

9.5 Users may not interfere with data or services in any way to cause data or services to be modified, destroyed or otherwise rendered ineffective (e.g. denial of service attacks).

9.6 Any User who commits any of the offences detailed in sections 85 to 88 of the ECT Act shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by and its partners / affiliates. The ECT Act may be downloaded from:


10.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the ECT Act, if applicable, and as far as allowed by law, (including its owners, employees, suppliers, Internet service providers, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from-

10.1.1 access to the website;
10.1.2 access to websites linked to the website;
10.1.3 inability to access the website;
10.1.4 inability to access websites linked to the website;
10.1.5 content available on the website;
10.1.6 services available from the website;
10.1.7 downloads and use of content from the website;
10.1.8 any other reason not directly related to's gross negligence.

10.2 The website is supplied on an "as is" basis and has not been compiled to meet the User's individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with, that the content available from and through the website meet the User's individual requirements and is compatible with the User's computer hardware and/or software.

10.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the website should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the website.

10.4 does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the website will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the website.

10.5 does not make any warranties or representations that the website shall be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the website may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of, including, but not limited to virus infection, unauthorised access (hacking), power failure or other "acts of God".


Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the website to and undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.


12.1 Subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications (RIC) Act 70 of 2002, the User agrees to's right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications send or posted by the User to the website, its staff and employees.

12.2 The User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User in clause 12.1 satisfies the "writing" requirement as detailed in the ECT Act and the RIC Act.

13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND SEVERABILITY 13.1 Subject to the provisions of the Content Use License, these terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between and the User and shall take precedent over any disclaimers and/or legal notices attached to any communications and/or postings received by from the User.

13.2 Any failure by to exercise or enforce any right or provision shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

13.3 In the event that any term or condition detailed herein is found unenforceable or invalid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and applicable.


The User and agree that:

14.1 The User shall be bound to these terms and conditions and such agreement is concluded in Pretoria (South Africa) at the time the User enters the website for the first time or immediately after the User indicated consent as required in Content Usage Agreement.

14.2 Data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to shall only be deemed to have been received if and when responded to and/or acknowledges receipt.

14.3 Data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed to the User by shall be deemed to be received by the User as detailed in section 23(b) of the ECT Act.

14.4 Data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to shall be deemed to have been created and send by the User from within the geographical boundaries of South Africa.

14.5 All electronic communications between the User and is valid and legally binding regardless of whether security mechanisms are applied or not (e.g. electronic signatures and encryption).

14.6 The User agrees and warrants that data messages that are sent to from a computer, IP address or mobile device normally used by or owned by the User, was sent and/or authorised by the User personally.

15. APPLICABLE AND GOVERNING LAW Subject to clause 5.15, the website is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law enforced by the South African courts governs the use or inability to use the website, its content, services and these terms and conditions.

16. LEGAL COSTS shall not be liable for costs incurred by Users to obtain professional advice relating to these terms and conditions.


17.1 By submitting any information to the website service, confirms that, to the best of their knowledge, such information is correct and complete.

17.2.1 On registration with the User will create a user name and password by such means in such format as SKILLZHUB.CO.ZA may determine from time to time.
17.2.2 The User undertakes to ensure that the user name and password are neither easily accessible nor disclosed to anyone. Storing the username and/or password on a computer or network will be regarded as prima facie negligence.
17.2.3 The User undertakes to report any compromise or unauthorised disclosure of the username and/or password to, without delay, via On receipt of notification, reserves the right to deactivate the username and/or password without further notice.
17.2.5 may at its sole discretion and for whatever reason require a User to change their username and/or password from time to time and the User undertakes to unconditionally comply with such a requirement.

17.3.1 Where the User is not acting as an agent on behalf of any other person as contemplated in clause 17.1.1, such User acknowledges that they are solely responsible for the accuracy and correctness of all information submitted to
17.3.2 will verify the information to ensure that it is in the correct format for submission to

17.4.1 As part of its service offering, will co-operate with various banks (the "bank") to enable the User to make any payments due to
17.4.2 The User understands that they enter into a direct agreement with the bank and that is not a party to that agreement.

17.5.1 shall at all times and for whatever reason, have the sole and exclusive right to suspend or terminate the services without any prior notification or nor provide any reason for such termination or suspension. However, without prejudice to the foregoing, will not exercise its rights in terms of this clause without just cause.
17.5.2 The user acknowledges and accepts that the service may become unavailable from time-to-time due to various circumstances, including: Technical failure or problems with Infrastructure: technical problems with third party information technology systems. Unavailability of telecommunication or electricity services. Other circumstances beyond the control of
17.5.3 Without derogating from the provisions of this clause, the user undertakes to limit their potential losses caused by any unavailability of the Services by making use of alternative methods of submitting their data returns.













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