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Amended Skills Development Act

by lloyd last modified 2010-09-01 04:09

Amended Skills Development Act

Skills Development Act (No. 97 of 1998 )
as amended by the
  • Amendment - Skills Development Act - 2003, and  Proposed Amendments to SETA's June 2006

Summary: To provide an institutional framework to devise and implement national, sector and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce; to integrate those strategies within the National Qualifications Framework contemplated in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995; to provide for learnerships that lead to recognised occupational qualifications; to provide for the financing of skills development by means of a levy-grant scheme and a National Skills Fund; to provide for and regulate employment services; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as follows:-

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Definitions, purpose and application of act


   1.  Definitions

   2.  Purposes of Act

   3.  Interpretation

Chapter 2: National Skills Authority


   4.  Establishment of National Skills Authority

   5.  Functions of National Skills Authority

   6.  Composition of National Skills Authority and term and vacation of office

   7.  Constitution of National Skills Authority

   8.  Remuneration and administration of National Skills Authority

Chapter 3: Sector education and training authorities


   9.  Establishment of SETA

   10.  Functions of SETA

   11.  Composition of SETA

   12.  Chambers of SETA

   13.  Constitution of SETA

   14.  Finances of SETA

   15.  Taking over administration of SETA

Chapter 4: Learnerships


   16.  Learnerships

   17.  Learnership agreements

   18.  Contract of employment with learner

   19.  Disputes about learnerships

Chapter 5: Skills programmes


   20.  Skills programmes

   21.  Disputes

Chapter 6: Institutions in department of labour and regulation of private employment services agencies


   22.  Skills Development Planning Unit

   23.  Employment services

   24.  Registration of persons that provide employment services

   25.  Cancellation of registration of private employment services agency

   26.  Appeal against Director-General's decision

Chapter 7: Financing skills development


   27.  National Skills Fund

   28.  Use of money in Fund

   29.  Control and administration of Fund

   30.  Budget for training by public service employers

Chapter 8: General


   31.  Jurisdiction of Labour Court

   32.  Monitoring, enforcement and legal proceedings

   33.  Offences

   34.  Penalties

   35.  Delegation

   36.  Regulations

   37.  Repeal of laws and transitional provisions

   38.  Act binds State

   39.  Short title and commencement

Schedule 1: Schedule 1


   Repeal of laws

Schedule 2: Schedule 2


   Transitional Provisions


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