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National Skills Authority

by lloyd last modified 2008-06-18 18:40

National Skills Authority

The National Skills Authority (NSA) was established in terms of section 4 of the Skills Development Act, 1998.


The functions of the NSA are to:


·          advise the Minister on a national skills development policy, a national skills development strategy, guidelines on the implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy, the allocation of subsidies from the National Skills Fund, and any regulations to be made


·         liaise with Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) on the national skills development policy and the National Skills Development Strategy


·          report to the Minister in the prescribed manner on the progress made in the implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy


·        conduct investigations on any matter arising out of the application of the Act


·          Exercise any other powers and perform any other duties conferred or imposed on the NSA by the Act.




·        Dr. Khotso Mokhele: Chairperson

·          Mr. Jeffery du Preez : Representing Government, Department of Labour

·          Ms. Penny Vinjevold: Deputy Chairperson and EXCO Member, Department of Education

·          Ms. Pulane Masebe: Department of Trade and Industry

·          Ms. Nompumelelo Khuzwayo: Department of Provincial and Local Government       

·          Ms. Colette Clark: Department of Public Service and Administration


Representing Organised Business


·       Vusi Mabena: Business Unity S.A.


Deputy Chairperson and EXCO Member


·          Ms. Janet Lopes: Business Unity S.A.

·          Ms. Marina Gunter: Business Unity S.A.

·          Mr. Percy Mongalo: Business Unity S.A.

·          Dr. George Lindeque: Business Unity S.A.


Representing Organised Labour


·          Mr. Zola Nkomo: COSATU          


Deputy Chairperson and EXCO Member


·          Mr. Petrus Mawuku: COSATU

·          Mr. Sekete Moshoeshoe: COSATU

·          Mr. Dennis George: FEDUSA

·       Mr. Manene Samela: NACTU


Representing Community


·          Mr. Khulu Mbongo: S.A Youth Council


Deputy Chairperson and EXCO Member


·          Mr. Thulani Tshabalala: Disabled People S.A.

·          Ms. Brenda Modise: Women’s National Coalition

·          Ms. Mumsy Jobo: SA National Civic Organisation

·          Mr. Paul Lundall: Resource Person/Researcher


Representing Education and Training Providers


·          Prof Duma Malaza: Higher Education S.A. (HESA)

·          Mr. Selaelo Mailula: Further Education and Training

·          Mr. Joe Molai: Adult Basic Education and Training

·          Mr. Jay Ramnundlall: Association of Private Providers


Representing Employment Services


·        Mr. Elias Monage: Private Employment Services

·          Ms. Zodwa Mabaso: Public Employment Services (Department of Labour)

·          Dr. Florus Prinsloo: Skills Expert

·          Ms. Elizabeth Thobejane: Skills Expert


Representing SAQA


·          Mr. Samuel Isaacs: South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)


NSA Chief Executive Officer


·          Mr. Sam Morotoba: Acting DDG: ESDS and HRD

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