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Proposed Skills Development Act amendments, comments due 31st January 2018

The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to use one central shared database for all related tasks. 4.   Reduce the SETA income from 10.5% to 10%. 5.   Include Scarce and Critical Skills in the Discretionary criteria. (Whoop Whoop for employers.) 6.   Replacement of the WSP/ATR in…

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Purpose of the Skills Development Act

Purpose of the Skills Development Act (1998) The stated purpose of the Skills Development Act (SDA) 1998 is: a) to develop the skills of the South African workforce i     to improve the quality of life of workers, their prospects of work and labour mobility ii    to improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of employers iii   to promote self-employment; and iv   to improve the delivery of social services b) to increase the levels of investment in education and training in the labour market and to improve the return on…

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