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


Constitution of the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)

19. Chambers


19.1 The TETA hereby establishes the following Chambers for the following sub-sectors:


19.1.1 Aerospace


Means the industry in which employers and employees are associated for the transportation and activities involving aircraft and space vehicles including related components; their regulation, operation, design, manufacture, maintenance, repair, overhaul and testing; the provision of and regulation of airport, heliport, air traffic and airspace services; the servicing, calibration and maintenance of related equipment.


19.1.2 Forwarding and Clearing


Means the industry in which employers and employees are associated for the management of the international aspects of the procurement, acquisition, movement and storage of materials, parts and finished inventory into, through and out of organisations and its distribution channels, by the application of value added solutions.


19.1.3 Freight Handling


Means the industry in which employers and employees are associated for the purposes of the handling, storage and stock control of any cargoes through ports, airports, distribution centres, factories and other depots.


19.1.4 Maritime


Means the industry in which the employers and employees are associated for the purpose of activities on all vessels used at sea.


19.1.5 Rail


Means the industry in which employer groups and employees groups are associated for: The purpose of the transportation of goods, passengers and livestock by rail; The control, management, accomplishment, maintenance and exploitation of railways and rail services; The maintenance, servicing, repair overhaul and testing of locomotives, rolling stock and support services.


19.1.6 Road Freight


Means the industry in which employers


19.1.7 Road Passenger


Means the industry in which employers and employees are associated for the purposes of conveying passengers by bus transport for reward including the control, management and maintenance of these vehicles.


19.1.8 Taxi Transport


Means the industry in which employers and employees are associated for the purposes of transporting passengers by taxi for reward including the control and management of such vehicles.


19.2 The Powers and Functions of the Chambers


Each Chamber shall, as soon as practicable:


19.2.1 Establish the Chamber Mancom, which shall comprise: An equal number of representatives from registered employer and employee groups, who are sufficiently representative and who have a direct interest in the sub-sector, which the Chamber represents. Such members as Mancom may co-opt from time to time subject to the proviso that there shall be an equal number of co-opted members representing employer groups and employee groups,


19.3 Each Chamber Mancom shall:


19.3.1 Appoint, at its first formal meeting, the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for a period of 24 months on the understanding that these offices shall, on expiry of each 24 month period, rotate between employee representatives and employer representatives. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall not be from the same employer.


19.3.2 Appoint a Chamber Executive Committee or any other subcommittee if so resolved by the Chamber Mancom, with the proviso that an Executive Committee shall be appointed from the duly appointed members of the Chamber and shall include the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and Executive Officer of the Chamber.


19.3.3 Nominate the stipulated number of Chamber representatives to the Board of TETA in accordance with the Constitution.


19.3.4 Draw up a levy disbursement plan and a budget and submit these for approval to the Board in the manner and on the dates prescribed by the Board.


19.3.5 Monitor the disbursement of grants in accordance with the approved levy disbursement plan.


19.3.6 To assist employers with the implementation of workplace skills plans in line with TETA critria, by: Establishing learnerships. Approving workplace skills plans. Approving grants in the prescribed manner to employers, and education and training providers.


19.3.7 Promote learnerships by: Identifying workplaces for practical work Supporting the development of learning curricula. Improving the facilitation of learning; and Assisting in the conclusion of learnership agreements.


19.3.8 Ensure that learnership agreements are properly and expeditiously registered with TETA


19.3.9 Perform the functions of an ETQA in terms of the SAQA Act in respect of education and training providers operating within its sub-sector, as delegated to it by TETA.


19.3.10 Generally promote and market its services within the sub-sector.