NEWS FLASH –
By JIM FREEMAN
The labour court has granted an application by the Services Seta (sector education and training authority) to have a constitution and board imposed on it by higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande declared unlawful.
The application, which was upheld with costs, sets aside Dr Nzimande’s appointment of Dr Sihle Moon, Shakeel Ori and Nolwande Mantashe as independent chairperson and ministerial appointees to the Services Seta council.
The ruling recognises the Seta’s 2002 constitution as valid and confirms Bev Jack (Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector) and Leon Grobler (UASA) as the legitimate chair and vice- of the Seta council.
The suspension, by Dr Moon, of Services Seta chief executive officer Dr Ivor Blumenthal was deemed unlawful and the latter is reinstated with immediate effect.
Tomorrow, the Services Seta will apply to the same court to overturn Dr Nzimande’s decision last week to place the authority under Dr Moon’s administration and have the contents of its bank accounts transferred immediately to the National Skills Fund.
MORE TO FOLLOW.