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Fake degree “hall of shame” for South Africa, draft due 18th December 2016.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is promoting a new bill which will name and shame fake degree holders in South Africa, that was released on 18th of November 2016 and due for comment on the 18th of December 2016. Nzimande has published the draft National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill, which will make it compulsory for employers to verify the qualifications of their staff. “All employers must refer qualifications of employees to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for validation and verifications,” the bill states. The bill states that, if after…

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Seta Mandatory & Discretionary grant regulations declared invalid 21st Aug. 2015

On 3 December 2012, the SETA Grant Regulations were gazetted (Government Gazette no. 35940). These come into effect on 1 April 2013. There were many major substantial changes in the new regulations and these may have serious implications for skills development in our country. Some of the main changes were: That the mandatory grant to employers is reduced from 50% to 20%. Any unclaimed mandatory grants must be transferred by the 15 August each financial year into the discretionary fund. Discretionary grants will mainly be paid for programmes offered by public FET…

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