New policy to re-establish Setas

The Minister of Higher Education and Training Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize is expected to promulgate new policy to re-establish the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) after consulting with the National Skills Authority.

The primary functions of the NSA are to advise the minister on matters of skills development in accordance with the Skills Development Act.

A review of the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training and other relevant reports will form the basis for the new strategy.

Seta members as well as other stakeholders in the sector have been invited to submit their comments on the document entitled National Skills Development Plan.

Submissions and contributions towards the new policy should be submitted by 31 January 2018.

The NSA will also be hosting public hearings over the months of January and February “to ensure the mobilisation of business, government, community and labour to take full ownership of the National Skills Development Plan.”

Click link to find out when the public hearings will take place in your province.