Skills Development

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.

A learnership is a work-based route to a qualiication.

The role of Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) has been devised for the person acts as the liason between the company and the Seta.

  • Performance against targets
  • Ability to marshal support and commitment of the Seta's sector
  • Knowledge of their sector's education and training needs
  • Representation and communication
  • Viability and long term sustainability
  • Efficient financial management

    Excerpt from speech by Advocate Rams Ramashia to Foodbev Seta
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