About Us

Vuka Training and Development (EST 2003) and Perceptum Competence consultants (EST 2007) merged in 2013 to become Vuka-Perceptum.  We are accredited with the ETDP SETA.


Vuka is a Zulu word for: wake up from sleep. The name is carefully selected to encourage the people of South Africa to become more aware (to wake up) of the importance of skills development.


Perceptum is the Latin word that refers, in the cognitive domain, to learn, grasp and understand. It is only through learning that behaviour can change.

Vuka-Perceptum (wake up and learn) has been established to support learning organisations with their human resource development function.  A learning organisation encourages learning amongst its people and is continually increasing its capacity to produce superior results.  We appreciate organisations that endeavour to value the creative spirit and the development potential of their human capital.

We support and appreciate organisations in pursuit of:

    • Humanity in the workplace.
    • Fostering emotional intelligence.
    • Streamlining internal service structures to serve customers.
    • Ongoing learning.
    • Creativity and innovation.


Our vision is to develop and deliver human resource development (HRD) solutions that lead to continuous organisational and people improvement.


We achieve our vision through:
• Quality and excellence.
• Customised solutions.
• Creative learning opportunities.
• Human connections.


Full accreditation ETDQA: ETDP10031 (under Vuka Training and Development) Our Training Quality Management System has been verified and endorsed by the ETDQA

BEE Status

As an Exempt Micro Enterprise, Vuka-Perceptum is deemed to have a B-BBEE Status of “Level Four Contributor”.

Business entity

Registered cc: Molekula cc 2003/013393/23 trading as Vuka-Perceptum.

VAT registration

VAT registration number: 4430210254

Our clients

As a small consultancy we are proud to mention some of our loyal clients.
We completed multiple projects at the companies highlighted.

Bidvest Bank
• Bidvest: GPT (Global Payment Systems)
• Bidvest Fleet and Asset
BP Southern Africa
• Budget car rental
• CMH group
Capricorn College
• Careworks
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
• Foskor
• Henchem
• Institute for Public Finance and Auditing (IPFA)
• Immploy Medical Recruitment
McCarthy motor holdings
• Mediaworx

• MedScheme (subcontracted by LR)
Megro Meyeni Learning
• Merseta (one year contract)
• Multinet Insurance (currently integrated with PSG Consult)
MIBFA (Metal Industries Benefit Fund Administrators)
Newcastle Municipality
• Kansai Plascon (subcontracted by PWC)
• PPS insurance
• Q-Tax
• Toyota
• Verotest
Westcol (Western College for FET)
Xstrata Alloys

Client reviews

“Vuka-Perceptum has assisted MIBFA with training and development services since 2007. We have experienced nothing short of a high standard of quality and service delivery from Vuka-Perceptum and can confirm complete satisfaction with the services provided.”
Eileen Bailie
Manager Human Resources and Training, MIBFA
“Our staff members love attending Vuka-Perceptum’s courses because it is fun, informative, practical and useful…They (Vuka-Perceptum) understand the true meaning of training and development to make a difference in our business.”
Lisa Gallon
National Training Manager, Bidvest Bank
Kobud Venter Owner

Kobus Venter

Managing Owner

With a B.A. degree majoring in Drama, Kobus started his career at the College of Educational Technology.  Here he managed the design and development of audio-visual training programmes and performed the creative roles of scriptwriter, director and video editor. Shortly after joining the College, he qualified as Instructional Designer in Educational Technology.  This laid the foundation for a rewarding career in Training and Development.  Kobus later got promoted to Chief Facilitator at the college and had the opportunity to guide and support 18 training staff members.

In 2003, Kobus established Vuka Training and Development and received accreditation from the ETDP SETA.  In 2007 he established Perceptum Competence Consultants with a business partner and in 2014 merged the two companies, now trading as Vuka-Perceptum.

Kobus always distinguishes himself from peers.  He applies creative whole brain learning techniques to ensure fun, yet valuable learning experiences.  He partners with numerous corporate clients, clients in manufacturing and the local government, always developing soft-skills and focussing on performance improvement.

Kobus holds an Honours Degree in Human Resource Development.  He is a qualified Life Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner.  He also completed his Quantum Energy Coaching certificate recently.  In Kobus’ own words:

“I am living my passion since I started my career in 1990.  My passion is creating opportunities for people to discover, develop and dynamically transform themselves.  I find my deepest gratitude in seeing people transforming to be one step closer to live their full potential.”

“My life transformed in 2002.  I discovered miracles happening in my life when I embedded my life in the deepest level of faith and gratitude.  I follow a principled approach and only allow true conviction to drive my development initiatives creatively.  My thirty years expertise in business understanding, people knowledge, and creative skills are now integrated, and I am available to share it with the world.”