For those of you following the current battle between embattled Services SETA CEO Dr. Ivor Blumenthal and the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Nzimande might find this article by Sue Blaine from the Business Day an interesting read.
From my perspective the report seems to focus more on the rising specter of resource control, that the behind-the-scenes objective is ultimately the Services SETA levy income and who has access and control of the levies. For me, stepping beyond the personality politics of it all is critically important, as both parties can utilize the established legal mechanisms to deal with the situation at had. A more obvious concern for many of us is the blatant expropriation of public resources for the purposes of patronage and corruption. The appointment of Gwede Mantashe’s wife to the new board seems to be also politically motivated.
Well have a read and see what you think Court dispute over R1bn Seta budget