Parallel to the call for public comment process of the Department of Higher Education and Training, the NSA will be convening Provincial public hearings that will inform the NSA advice to the Minister with respect to the NSDS and Seta landscape proposal beyond 2018. The PSDFs are still encouraged to submit their written inputs to the DHET before the expiry of the extended submission date of the 29 February 2016.
The National Skills Authority (NSA) invites skills development stakeholders from Quality Councils SETAs, Government, Business, Labour, Education and Training Providers, Community Constituencies, Research Institutions, Professional Bodies and the general public to attend public hearings on the NSDS and SETA landscape beyond 2018.
The NSA is a statutory advisory body established in 1999 in terms of Chapter 2 of the Skills Development Act (SDA) No 97 of 1998. The primary functions of the NSA are to advise the Minister of Higher Education and Training on matters of skills development in accordance with section 5 of the Skills Development Act.
The NSA in partnership with Provincial Skills Development Forums (PSDFs) will be hosting public hearings in all Provinces to ensure the mobilisation of business, government, community and labour to take full ownership of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and SETA landscape.
The objectives of the provincial public hearings are:
- To solicit recommendations on the NSDS and SETA Landscape beyond 2018.
- Update the Provinces on post-school education and training related policy matters.
- To monitor progress on the implementation of the NSDS III
- To understand the challenges facing each Province with respect to the post- school education and training needs
The National Skills Authority will be in your Province.
|GAUTENG||24 February 2016||Turffontein Race course||Ms A Boyi
(011) 556 9037
|EASTERN CAPE||25 February 2016||East London City Hall||Ms I Daniel
(040) 609 6121
|WESTERN CAPE||26 February 2016||Cape Town ICC|| Ms E Walters
(021) 483 9201
|NORTH WEST||29 February 2016||Mmabatho Convention Centre||Ms T Letseli
(018) 388 1076
|MPUMALANGA||03 March 2016||Ingwenyama Lodge
|Mr K Matsane
(013) 766 2386
|NORTHERN CAPE||07 March 2016||Horse Shoe Inn
|Ms R Benjamin
(053) 802 5013
|FREE STATE||11 March 2016||Protea Hotel Bloemfontein||Ms S Kabane
(051) 409 8027
|KZN||14 March 2016||Durban
Imbizo Conference Centre Sibaya Casino
(031) 274 4144
|LIMPOPO||16 March 2016||Polokwane Royal Hotel||Ms S Mokgaphane
(015) 294 7720
The NSA will be visiting your Province as per the above schedule. All the hearings will be starting at 09:00-15:00. The discussion document can be accessed on the NSA website. Contact the NSA on www.nationalskillsauthority.org.za, 012 312 5666 or Mangubewa.S@dhet.gov.za for enquiries and more information.