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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)

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Maritime Transport & Services Industry Sub-Sector Code for B-BBEE

3. Indicators of Empowerment

3.5 Skills Development

3.5.3 TETA commits to: Conduct research to identify scarce management (generic) and professional (maritime-specific) skills that the industry will require over the next decade and map out future demand-supply scenarios in the detailed skills audit. Conduct research on the supply side of the skills development equation i.e. the institutions that will provide the required management, professional and technical skills. The research will determine whether the identified institutions have the capacity to meet the expected demand and whether their curricula meet the needs of industry. It will make proposals on how to increase the capacity and relevance of existing institutions and establish whether there is a need to establish a dedicated institution that will focus on developing skills for the Maritime Transport & Services Industry. Introduce, after consulting stakeholders and completing the skills audit, new categories of learnerships, in management, technical and professional occupational categories, to help public and private sector organisations to achieve their employment equity targets. Collect and publish detailed and aggregated statistics on the EE profile of the industry according to occupational level and occupational category. Also, to monitor the industry's progress in meeting its targets and publish an annual report on the EE Profile of the industry according to occupational level and category. Assist in unlocking the funds from the National Skills Fund (NSF) for Management and Learnership Programmes in the identified areas. Together with the South African Maritime and Safety Authority (SAMSA), continuously benchmark training programmes against international best practice. Expand the number of learnerships available based on the sector's skills requirements identified in the sector skills plan and the demands of the industry. Facilitate easy access to finance learnerships and eliminate bottlenecks and bureaucratic procedures in accessing grants. This would entail streamlining processes and developing user-friendly procedures that encourage companies to participate in learnership programmes.