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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)



Notice No. 1400

2 November 1998



It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act which is hereby published for general information—


To provide an institutional framework to devise and implement national, sector and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce; to integrate those strategies within the National Qualifications Framework contemplated in the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008; to provide for learnerships that lead to recognised occupational qualifications; to provide for the financing of skills development by means of a levy—financing scheme and a National Skills Fund; to provide for and regulate employment services; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


[Long-title amended by section 29 of Act No. 26 of 2011]


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—