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Date: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Venue: Accolades Boutique Venue, 72 Dale Road, President Park AH, Midrand

Confirmation of attendance should be directed to
Enquiries: Ms Suzan Maroleng (Board Secretary)
Tel: 012 423 5732 or 012 423 5711 (PSETA Communications Office)
RSVP to reach PSETA office by not later than 10 November 2017



The Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA), established in terms of the Skills Development Act, hereby calls for nominations for representatives to serve on the Board for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

The primary purpose of the Board is to provide strategic guidance to PSETA and an assurance to all stakeholders that PSETA is fulfilling its obligations in terms of the Constitution and the Act.

The nominees should ideally have experience in broad strategic and governance matters as well as a commitment to skills development and promoting the best interests of PSETA.

In terms of the Constitution:

  • The overall composition of the Board should be sufficiently representative of designated groups and in this regard preference will be given to Black applicants.
  • Nominee representatives are subject to approval and appointment by the Minister of Higher Education and Training.


Accounting Authority Composition

Subject to paragraph (b), of the SDA the Minister must appoint the Chairperson of the Accounting Authority of a SETA after consultation with the National Skills Authority. The Minister must by notice in the Gazette invite nominations for the position of Chairperson of an Accounting Authority from interested parties in the relevant sector.

Subject to paragraph (b) and section 13(2), of the SDA the Minister must appoint 14 persons as members of the Accounting Authority of a SETA.
The members referred to in paragraph (a) may not include more than—
  • six persons who must be nominated by organised labour;
  • six persons who must be nominated by organised employers; and
  • two persons who must be nominated by—
  • any government department that has an interest in the relevant sector and that is not an organised employer;
  • any interested professional body;
  • any bargaining council with jurisdiction in the sector in question; or
  • any organisation in a community that has an identifiable interest in skills development in the public sector.


Eligibility Criteria:

In terms of the PSETA Constitution, the eligibility criterion for the Accounting Authority members is as follows:

  • unless he or she is a citizen of and is permanently residing in the Republic;
  • if he or she is subject to an order of a competent court declaring such person to be mentally ill or disordered;
  • if he or she is an employee of the PSETA;
  • if he or she is convicted, after the commencement of the Skills Development Amendment Act, 2011, whether in the Republic or elsewhere, of any offence for which such person is sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine;
  • if he or she, at any time prior to the commencement of the Skills Development Amendment Act, 2011, was convicted, or at any time after such commencement, is convicted—
  • in the Republic, of theft, fraud, forgery and uttering a forged document, perjury, or an offence in terms of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1958 (Act No. 6 of 1958), the Corruption Act, 1992 (Act No. 94 of 1992), or Part 1 to 4, or section 17, 20 or 21 (in so far as it relates to the aforementioned offences) of Chapter 2 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004);
  • elsewhere, of any offence corresponding materially with any offence contemplated in subparagraph (i); and
  • whether in the Republic or elsewhere, of any other offence involving dishonesty; or
  • if he or she has been convicted of an offence under this Act.



Disqualifying Criteria:

A person is disqualified from serving as a member of the Accounting Authority if that person:

  • Is not a citizen and is not permanently resident in the Republic;
  • Is under a legal disability;
  • Is an rehabilitated insolvent;
  • Has been removed from an office of trust on account of misconduct;
  • Has at any time been convicted in the Republic or elsewhere, of any offence for which such person is sentenced imprisonment without the option of a fine;
  • Has at any time been convicted in the Republic or elsewhere of theft, fraud, corruption, forgery or any other act involving dishonesty;
  • Is a member of the Accounting Authority of another SETA.


Selection Criteria:

Constituencies should use the following criteria as guidelines when nominating their representatives to ensure that the representatives have the competence to make constructive contributions to the PSETA Accounting Authority. Representatives should have knowledge, skills and expertise in the following areas:

  • The functioning of the Accounting Authority in terms of the requirements relating to corporate governance and ethics
  • Skills development legislation and the NSDS
  • The SETA’s responsibility in respect of service delivery
  • The Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and financial management
  • The Sector and/or the Constituency represented by the Member
  • The strategic leadership role of the Accounting Authority
  • Education, training, skills development and human resource development
  • Quality assurance of learning provision
  • General management and business skills
  • The communication and marketing role of an entity in relation to its stakeholders
  • Risk governance;
  • Technology and Information governance;
  • Grants disbursement;
  • Other areas of expertise relevant to the specific sector.



Members of the Accounting Authority remuneration shall be determined in line with the National Treasury Remuneration Guidelines,  subject to approval by the Executive Authority, Minister of Higher Education and Training.

Employees of National, Provincial and Local Government or Institutions, Agencies and Entities of Governments serving as office –bearers on Public Entities/Institutions are not entitled to additional remuneration.


Nomination Process:

If you would like to nominate a person to serve on the PSETA Accounting Authority, you can either submit your nomination directly to your Constituent body (as contained within the PSETA Constitution) or Nomination forms may be found on the PSETA website  Nominations close strictly at 16:30 on Friday 22 September 2017. . Nominations received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.


As all nominations have to be submitted by the PSETA to the Minister’s Office by Friday 29 September 2017, we kindly request that you submit your organisation’s nominees not later than 16:30 on Friday 22 September 2017 to:


Enquiries: Mr M Thibela

Tel: 012 423 5713

PSETA Acting Chief Executive Officer



Board Nomination Form

PSETA Constitution

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