29th Jul 2016 at 7:04 am #26453
Is anyone aware of any form/s or recourse available for the Services SETA declining a discrtionary grant application, without any opportunity to remediate or without any valid reasons provided for declining.
I have been sent around in circles in an atempt to get clarity, without any success?
29th Jul 2016 at 10:11 am #26464
29th Jul 2016 at 10:19 am #26463
Thank you for the response. I do agre that its at the discretion of the SETA.
However, when ‘non-compliance’ is the reason for non-compliance, its makes the SETA’s decision highly questionable, especially for a business that ticks all the boxes.
I was not aware of possible opportunities withy SAQA – any possibility of additional info / link etc- would be most appreciated…
29th Jul 2016 at 10:24 am #26462
29th Jul 2016 at 10:33 am #26461
I am no expert but I know that the SETA MUST provide you with a motivation rejection letter. You are allowed to appeal this.The SETA should have an appeals board which should evaluate your submission. They are not just allowed to tell you your grant was not approved without motivation.
29th Jul 2016 at 10:37 am #26460
29th Jul 2016 at 10:57 am #26459
Despite the fact that the funding is discretionary, in terms of our Constitution we have a right to fair administrative action. The right is given effect by the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA). So I believe most people would interpret this to mean that if something is refused one should at least expect a communication indicating why it was refused – and if it is something that could be remedied, be given a chance to remedy it.
All SETA administrative actitivities, such as grants would be covered by this legislation. However, in my personal experience of SETAs, I have not found many employees who have even heard of PAJA – never mind understand the implications it has for their daily administrative duties.
To my mind, that is not the fault of the administrative personnel, but of the SETA Boards and SETA management.
Therefore, taking it up with the clerical staff won’t be of much assistance, but I would suggest address your query to the CEO and the Board Chairperson.
29th Jul 2016 at 11:01 am #26458
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15th Sep 2016 at 9:47 am #26455
Dear SU members.
I have managed to meet with the SSETA CEO. It was only after his investigation that it was determined that we had indeed applied in an incorrect window. Whats most fraustrating is that it was virtually impossible for anyone at SETA to have told me this months ago.
From my brief interaction with him, he has acknowledged the need for improved communication between SSETA and its stakeholders, as well as the need for greater effeciency with SSETA processes.
Lets wait and see…
15th Sep 2016 at 9:55 am #26454
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