Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA/DHET


Newly appointed DHET Minister and Deputy Minister

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    • #63719
      sylvia hammond
      Keymaster

      Breaking news:
      The Presidency has just announced new DHET appointments:
      Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize is the new Minister and
      Buti Manamela is the new Deputy Minister

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    • #63720
      Lynel Farrell
      Keymaster

      No words, I am shocked, disappointed. We are loosing such a wonderful Minister.

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      • #63721
        sylvia hammond
        Keymaster

        Lynel,
        I agree. Minister Nzimande did bring in the PSET concept, invested in universities for HE, invested in TVET, & community colleges, & made enormous effort to bring in accountability in the structures.

        He has left lots to build upon.

        My biggest concern is that everything just comes to a halt or slows down – and learners suffer in the end.

        We don’t need lots of policy changes and bureaucrat shuffling, we need implementation plans.

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    • #63722
      Lynel Farrell
      Keymaster

      In a shock move on Tuesday morning‚ President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet‚ swapping around six of his ministers.

      Most notably‚ South African Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande has been axed as minister of higher education‚ and replaced with Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize‚ who was minister of home affairs.

      Nzimande’s deputy‚ Mduduzi Manana‚ was replaced by Buti Manamela‚ former deputy minister for planning and monitoring in the Presidency. Manana resigned earlier this year after he admitted to assaulting a woman.
      Zuma’s shock move will inevitably place severe strain on relations between the ANC and other members of the tripartite alliance.
      The other ministers were all simply shuffled to various portfolios.

      Mkhize will be replaced at home affairs by Ayanda Dlodlo‚ whose position as minister of communications will be taken over by Mmamoloko Kubayi.
      Kubayi was the minister of energy and will be replaced by former minister of state security David Mahlobo.

      Mahlobo makes way for the only new addition to the cabinet‚ Adv Bongani Bongo.

      This is the second cabinet reshuffle this year.

      In March, Zuma fired five ministers, including then finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas. They were replaced by former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and Sifiso Buthelezi, respectively, while Fikile Mbalula was given the position of police minister.

      This is a developing story.

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    • #63724
      sylvia hammond
      Keymaster

      The new DHET Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has a very impressive profile herself and was previously a Deputy Minister in DHET for a short time from 2010 – 2012, so the department is not unfamiliar.

      There is that expression – “if you want something done get a busy woman to do it” – so we will have high expectations for her contribution to skills development and transformation.

      See her profile here:

      Profile Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize

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      • #63758
        Lynel Farrell
        Keymaster

        Thank you so much Sylvia, as always you have made my day!!!!!!

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    • #63727
      Nigel Shipston
      Participant

      Seems JZ is desperately trying to shore up the dam walls that are crumbling around him by keeping all his sycophants in a laager around him. There is no thought about the effectiveness or competence of the persons, which is a real reflection that personal and not political agendas are concerned. This is greed versus competence, corruption versus principles. Blade is a casualty of self enrichment, and the only way to stop this is for people to start seeing the light about what is really going on. We are all negatively effected by the greasy, grubby hands of the few who are dipping into the bottomless till that we are expected to refill. Thank you Blade for what you have contributed, just a pity you couldn’t have had a better team at the top that would have appreciated what you have done, and less concerned with feathering their own pockets at the country’s expense.

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    • #63739
      sylvia hammond
      Keymaster

      Nigel, agree we should thank Blade for what he has accomplished. Julius Malema in a media briefing this morning said that he was glad that Blade had been removed because now he will have the time “to go to the ground” in preparation for the next election.
      So we live in interesting times.
      But meantime, we continue to try to upskill and empower people to be able to compete in a tough world.
      Thanks too to both you and Lynel for all the work you do behind the scenes to advance skills development.

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    • #63740
      Lynel Farrell
      Keymaster

      Thank you Dr Nzimande for sending us your acknowledgement and consideration to providers in time. We are (in my personal opinion) loosing a great man, whom could have contributed so much more. It is a sad day today for sure.

      Thank you Sylvia for the kind words, we really do appreciate it.

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    • #63748
      Thokozani Absalom
      Participant

      We need a new President

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    • #63749
      Ronel du Toit
      Participant

      Now the one million dollar question is… what changes will we see again as Private Training Providers?

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    • #63753
      Lynel Farrell
      Keymaster

      Well ……………….. now we need to ensure that we stay updated with any changes, be current and share information as we receive it. The most important role for each and every one of us, is to keep one another informed!

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    • #63759
      Ronel du Toit
      Participant

      DHET Contact details for Private Training Providers Gauteng:

      Ruth – 012 312 5881
      her Supervisor – Monica 012 312 5639/6300/5879
      email: motloi@dhet.gov.za

      for those who need it.

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    • #63761
      Ronel du Toit
      Participant

      CORRECTION:
      SORRY I WAS GIVEN WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS

      DHET Contact details for Private Training Providers Gauteng:

      Ruth – 012 312 5881
      her Supervisor – Monica 012 312 5021
      OR 012 312 5639/6300/5879
      email: motloi.m@dhet.gov.za

      for those who need it

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