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



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.


(Enqlish text siqned by the President.)

(Assented to 20 October 1998.)


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


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