Sector Education & Training

Baseline Study of the Activities of the SETAs in the Western Cape Province

(Reports and Research)
(File type: pdf; size: 660.89 KB)Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Western Cape Government)
This report has two broad objectives. The first is linked to distributing and sharing information amongst a broad range of stakeholders about the activities of the Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETAs) in the province. The second is to avail this information so that it might translate into practical ways of planning, connecting and working together to achieve the skills development goals of the Skills Development and Levies Acts (1998 & 1999 respectively).

Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)

The EPWP was announced by President Thabo Mbeki in his State of the Nation Address in February 2003. This nation-wide programme involves all spheres of government as well as state-owned enterprises. It aims to draw significant numbers of unemployed people into productive work and also contains a training component that will increase people's capacity to earn an income.The EPWP focuses on 4 sectors:

Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and the Skills Levy

The Skills Development approach aims to provide a framework for developing and implementing sector and workplace strategies to improve workers' skills. Part of the strategy is the Skills Development Levy, which is an amount of money that employers have to pay to SARS for skills development of their employees.

Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998 (as amended)

(File type: pdf; size: 366.9 KB)No. 97 of 1998Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998 as amended by the Skills Development Levies Act, 9 of 1999 and the Skills Developlment Amendement Act, 31 of 2003, provides a framework for strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce and to integrate those strategies into the National Qualifications Framework. It includes provisions for the financing of skills development by means of a skills levy and a National Skills Fund.