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

Chapter 6A : Artisan Development

26C. National register of artisans


(1) The Director-General must maintain a register of persons—
(a) who have obtained an artisan qualification in terms of this Act or any repealed Act; and
(b) who are practicing that trade.


(a) No person, whether employed or self-employed, may hold themselves out to be qualified as an artisan in a listed trade unless that person is registered as an artisan in terms of subsection (1).
(b) Paragraph (a) does not affect any requirement that any professional or regulatory body regulating any listed trade may require for the practice of that trade.


(3) For the purpose of this section, a person qualified to be an artisan in terms of any repealed Act includes any person who completed a contract of apprenticeship under a time-based apprenticeship system in terms of any conditions of apprenticeship published in terms of any repealed Act.


(4) The Minister may make regulations concerning—
(a) the criteria and procedure for the name of any person to be included on, or removed from, the register of artisans;
(b) any other matter necessary for maintaining the register of artisans.


[Section 26C inserted by section 11 of Act No. 37 of 2008]