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


SETA Work-Based Learning Programme Agreement Regulations, 2018

Chapter 4 : Registering Learnerships

19. Deregistration of Learnerships


(1) The Director-General may deregister a learnership if—
(a) the relevant QC has in writing requested the Director-General to deregister the learnership;
(b) the qualification associated with the learnership has been deregistered by the South African Qualifications Authority;
(c) the Director-General is satisfied that there is no longer a need for the learnership due to no enrolments of learners.


(2) Before deregistering a registered learnership, the Director-General:—
(a) publish notice of the intention to deregister and the reasons for doing so in the Government Gazette;
(b) give interested person 30 days from the date of notice in the Government Gazette to make representations on why the learnership should not be deregistered; and
(c) consider those representations, and any views expressed by the National Skills Authority, in reaching a decision.


(3) The deregistration of a registered learnership does not affect—
(a) the right and obligations of the parties to any learnership agreement in respect of that learnership in force at the time of deregistration;
(b) the validity of any learnership completed by a learner or any qualification associated with the learnership achieved by a learner—
(i) before deregistration of the learnership; or
(ii) in respect of any period of learnership that commenced before the deregistration of the learnership and which the learner has duly completed.