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 “A call for public comments on the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP)”. However, the PSDFs are still encouraged to submit their written inputs to the DHET before the expiry of the date of the 31 January 2018.
The National Skills Authority (NSA) and the nine Provincial Skills Development Forums (PSDFS) invite 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 NSDP.
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 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 Plan (NSDP).
The objective of the provincial public hearings is:
- To solicit recommendations on the NSDP.
The National Skills Authority will be in your Province
|EASTERN CAPE||25 January 2018||Hotel Osner, Esat London||Ms I Daniel
(040) 609 6121
|LIMPOPO||26 January 2018||Polokwane Royal Hotel||Ms S Mokgaphane
(015) 294 7720
|NORTH WEST||29 January 2018||Mmabatho Palms||Ms T Thlale
(018) 388 1076
|FREE STATE||30 January 2018||Protea Hotel Willow Lake
|Ms S Kabane
(051) 409 8027
|GAUTENG||01 February 2018||Sci Bono||Ms A Boyi
(011) 556 9037
|KZN||02 February 2018||Provincial Public Service
(031) 274 4144
|MPUMALANGA||02 February 2018||Ingwenyama Lodge
|Mr K Matsane
(013) 766 2386
|NORTHERN CAPE||06 February 2018||Horse Shoe Inn
|Ms R Benjamin
(053) 802 5013
|WESTERN CAPE||06 February 2018||Encore Conference Centre||Ms M Parker
(021) 483 9429
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.