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


Constitution of the Chemical Industries and Training Authority (CHIETA)

18. Regional Co-Ordinating Committees


18.1 Establishment of the Regional Coordinating Committees


18.1.1 Up to six (6) Regional Co-ordinating Committees may be established to cover activities of the regional stakeholders in the nine provinces, The geographical location of the Regional Coordinating Committees will be as follows: Committee for Gauteng, Limpopo and North West (other than the South of North West covered by the committee for Sedibeng); Committee for Mpumalanga; Committee for Sedibeng, incorporating the Vaal Triangle, Free State and the southern part of the North West; Committee for the Western Cape, incorporating the Northern Cape; Committee for Kwa Zulu Natal; and Committee for the Eastern Cape.


18.2 Composition of Regional Co-ordinating Committees


18.2.1 Every Regional Co-ordinating committee shall consist of: an equal numbers of representatives from employers and employees, covering all active subsectors/chambers in the region provided the number shall not exceed 5 representatives per constituency. up to three (3) representatives for public and private providers; representatives from relevant Government departments as may be required from time to time and representatives from critical interest group, may be invited on an "ad hoc" basis.


18.2.2 Officials of the CHIETA other than the nominated representative may attend meetings of the committee as may be required for the efficient discharge of business.


18.2.3 Wherever possible, small, medium and micro enterprises will be represented, as well as companies from remote areas.


18.2.4 The Regional Co-ordinating Committee will be mindful of gender and equity profiles amongst its represhntatives.


18.2.5 Each representative of the Regional Co-ordinating Committee will nominate an alternate of their choice provided that the alternate represents the same constituency as the principal representative.


18.2.6 In the interests of capacity building, alternate representatives may attend at least one meeting a year together with the principal member.


18.3 Functions of Regional Co-ordinating Committee


18.3.1 The Regional Co-ordinating Committee must work closely with the relevant CHIETA regional office for the purpose of identifying, facilitating, managing and co-ordinating the Broad Regional Forum, and contributing to the implementation of the Regional Strategy. Other functions are to: Identify and channel issues of strategic interest to the relevant CHIETA structures or divisions, including Chambers, the ETQA structures, Skills Planning, and the Standard Generating Body Contribute to the identification of critical skills, the development of appropriate learnerships, and the dissemination of information to learners in these areas Identify Best Practices in manufacturing, training provision, learner selection, quality management systems, etc., and serve as a conduit to share this information with interested stakeholders Encourage the participation and development of BEE firms and co-operatives in the Region, and the alignment of Equity with Skills Development amongst stakeholder Workplace Skills Plans Proactively update and build capacity amongst CHIETA stakeholders and chemical-related Professional Bodies, Educational institutions, Non-governmental Organizations, Community-based organizations and community-based co-operatives about CHIETA initiatives Engage and communicate with local area committees for the management of the existing apprenticeships and where local committees are not in existence, ensure that some representation of organizations that are still in apprenticeships is secured.