Absolutely no action was taken whatsoever. Not even by the Minister. The SETA had one of many interim CEOs when this occurred and went through about three CEOs in a period of three years or so as a result of serial suspensions. Absolutely no-one was willing to take responsibility with everyone saying someone else had handled the files and, eventually more than three years later that a person who had subsequently left had “lost” the files and nothing could be done about it.
Two of the learners eventually repeated the same learnership to get their qualification.
That is an enormous disappointment.
A thought and a question I have:
* thought: once again – we need a skills development Ombudsperson, and
* question: has anybody ever taken up a legal cause of action under our Constitutional right to fair administrative action, which is given effect in the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA)? The learners would have had a class action.