Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)
Constitution of the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)
11. Members of Authority
|11.1||Members nominated to the Authority must be knowledgeable about the sector in order to advance skills development in the sector.|
|11.2||Each constituency represented on the Authority must be represented by members who are sufficiently representative of designated groups.²|
|11.3||The Authority consists of:|
|11.3.1||five members representing organised employers in the sector, including small business in accordance with Schedule "C" read with Chapter 18 of the Mine Health and Safety Regulations;|
|11.3.2||five members representing organised labour in the sector in accordance with Schedule "C" read with Chapter 18 of the Mine Health and Safety Regulations;|
|11.3.3||five members (including the Chief Inspector of Mines) representing the relevant government department; and|
|11.3.4||if the Minister, after consulting the Authority, considers it appropriate for the sector, persons representing interested professional bodies and any bargaining council with jurisdiction in the sector.|
|11.4||The Authority must consist of an equal number of members representing organised employers and organised labour.|
|11.5||The Minister of Minerals and Energy must appoint the members of the Authority as contemplated in clause 13.2.|
|11.6||The Chief Inspector of Mines is the Chairperson of the Authority.|
|11.7||Subject to clause 13.7 every member of the Authority is appointed for a period of five years coinciding with the period of establishment of the Authority and may be re-appointed on expiry of his or her term of office.|
² Section 13(4)(a) of the SDA requires that a clause to this effect be incorporated in SETA constitutions.
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