Hi to all members, please see below request for input. I’ve copied in full. The Amendment Bill makes major changes to the management and control of Setas. Please read and give your personal input, or through any of your associations. You might also like to look at the discussion by Johannes on the CHE accreditation (or more correctly non-accreditation) of private providers. If you are involved, please give your input.
“The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training invites stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions on the Skills Development Amendment Bill [B16-2011]
The purpose of the Skills Development Amendment Bill [B16-2011] is to: amend the Skills Development Act, 1998, so as to define certain words or expressions and to delete certain obsolete definitions; to amend provisions relating to the establishment, amalgamation and dissolution of SETAs; to provide for the incorporation of a subsector of one SETA into another SETA; to provide for the composition of an Accounting Authority for each SETA; to regulate the eligibility to become a member of an Accounting Authority; to provide for the approval of a constitution for every SETA; to regulate the conduct of a member of an Accounting Authority, or of a member of the staff, of a SETA when engaging in business with the SETA; to require members of Accounting Authorities to disclose any conflict of interest with the relevant SETA; and to repeal certain provisions which became obsolete as a result of the transfer of the administration of the said Act to the Minister of Higher Education and Training; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Public hearings on the Bill will be held at Parliament on Tuesday, 8 and Wednesday, 9 November 2011.
Comments can be emailed to the Committee Secretary Mr Anele Kabingesi at email@example.com by no later than 12:00 on Thursday, 3 November 2011. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation.
Enquiries tel Mr Anele Kabingesi: (021) 403 3760; cell: 083 412 1585
Issued by: Adv I Malale, MP Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training.”