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Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande has outlined how his department’s budget will develop scarce skills needed by the South African economy.


There will be an increased focus on preparing young people to fill the scarce skill shortage in the South African economy. This was revealed during the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation’s budget vote on Thursday

 


Local and international philanthropists donated R1.55 billion to 10 South African universities in 2019 – and when income from Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) is added, total giving increased to more than R1.94 billion.


A Skills Development Levy (SDL) is a levy imposed to encourage learning and development in South Africa and is determined by an employer's salary bill. The funds are paid to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and are to be used to develop and improve skills of employees.


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Seta is known as the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). They assist in promoting the development of skills in all sectors.


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers. These levies are collected by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) via the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and are to be disbursed through a management system motivated by skills requirement assessment and monitoring.


“The Services SETA makes grant funding available during a window period in which it accepts applications from the employers. The opening of this window is advertised on the SETA website, national and community media.


Sometimes we get lost in the flood of negative news, but here we have evidence of people working towards their delivery mandate: to provide focused skills development initiatives to women, people with disabilities, youth, rural and township communities, and military veterans. The CETA Annual Report provides evidence that it is possible to deliver and achieve a clean audit in the process. A worthy legacy for ex DHET Minister Nzimande. 


In his 'Opinion 8' column Alan Hammond takes a look at the coverage Setas get in the mainstream media and expresses his opinion that Seta-bashing will soon reach the status of national sport.

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