18 January, 2016
Proposed changes to the SETA landscape and administrative and financial matters
To all members of the FSA HR committee: Please refer
to my previous email regarding this matter. I attended
an FP&M SETA Board meeting on Friday 4 December. This
issue was on the Agenda.
I stated in
no uncertain terms that given the proposal to:
strip SETAs of a lot of their
responsibilities (including skills planning - which is now
proposed to be done centrally by DHET); cluster SETAs into 5 groupings;
convert SETAs into "Sector and
Education Training Advisory Boards";
reduce the discretionary funding
available to SETAs to spend on training initiatives within
their respective sectors dramatically (from 50% of levy
income to a mere 9.9%.
not support the proposals and would thus be making a
submission thereon which would outline our concerns.
however, need Industry consensus on the submission that we
make (which has to be in by 20th Jan 2016).
I shall thus
be in contact shortly regarding a meeting to agree upon an
Industry standpoint. I shall, compile a draft response for
consideration. In the
meantime, could you please indicate if you would like to
partake in such a meeting.
Operations Director, Forestry South Africa