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


Constitution of the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

9. Powers of Authority


Subject to the provisions of the Act, the Authority has all such powers as may be necessary to enable it to carry out its functions and fulfill its objectives in terms of the Act, the Mine Health and Safety Act and the Levies Act and without limiting the generality thereof has the following powers:


9.1 to propose members and alternates of the Authority for appointment as contemplated in clause 13.2;


9.2 to establish committees as is more specifically provided for in section 13(3)(vii) of the Act;


9.3 to appoint a Chief Executive Officer and such other employees necessary for the effective running of the Authority¹;


9.4 to formulate the general policy and strategy of the Authority;


9.5 to approve the business plan of the Authority;


9.6 to approve the annual budget of the Authority;


9.7 to approve the annual targets of the sector skills plan;


9.8 subject to any requirements that may be prescribed to determine the terms and conditions of employment of the Chief Executive Officer and other employees of the Authority;


9.9 to make rules relating to Authority meetings, financial matters, general procurement and administrative matters which are in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, the Act, the Public Finance Management Act or any other law; and


9.10 to report on skills development within the sector.



¹ The power to appoint other employees may be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer as Contemplated in clause 17.