Skills Development in South Africa is governed under the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, which has subsequently been amended a number of times. The national government's Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for managing and developing all higher education and skills development training. The current Minister is Dr Blade Nzimande.
Seta bashing has been nearly perfected by the media, business consultants and politicians. With the standard set of criteria for judging Seta performance outlined by Sam Morotoba there should at least be a simple answer to the question - how are the Setas doing?
Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana was in celebratory mood when he opened the National Skills Development Strategy conference. Not all targets have been met but the progress has still been excellent.