About Minerva Books

In 2003 Susan Young realized that many businesses in the Vaal Triangle did not have the knowledge, infrastructure or manpower to realize these three goals and so Minerva was born. Named after the Roman Goddess of wisdom, Minerva has assisted over 600 companies nationally to implement Skills Development in their workplace.

Training Co-ordination

The South African government has committed itself to the promotion of skills development for all. In order to make this a reality, South Africa has developed a strategy based on three Acts of Parliament.

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Skills Development Act

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Employment Equity Act

These acts are designed to:


Make Training Happen

We provide a One-stop streamlined service that takes away unwanted administration normally associated with organizing training thereby increasing productivity as well as Health and Safety, BEE and Employment Equity records.


Make Training Effective

We ensure that:

  • Training providers are accredited for the credit bearing training offered.
  • Provide proof of accreditation and BEE status of providers on request
  • Advise clients of the most appropriate training to achieve all the needs, goals and strategies of the business


Make Training Equal

A wide range of training is offered from over 100 different training providers offering in excess of 3500 accredited courses across all industries and SETAs.

Wherever possible, training is organized in a variety of different languages.

Our providers are currently working to be able to offer their courses remotely using ZOOM, Moodle and other electronic platforms to enhance the learning experience.

More than 3500 accredited courses
More than 600 companies assisted
More than 100 different service providers

Meet The Team

Sue Young
Steven Young
Rachéll Viviers
Diane Stewart
Sharon Chow
Colin Carmody
Michiel F. van der Schyf
Antoinette van der Schyf

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