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


Constitution of the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA)

10. Provincial Committees


10.1 Establishment and composition of Provincial Committees


10.1.1 The Authority may establish a Provincial Committee for each province.


10.1.2 A Provincial Committee must comprise equal representation from registered trade unions and organised employers nominated in accordance with Annexure "B" (if necessary) and any other members determined by the Authority, which may include representatives of relevant provincial government departments.


10.1.3 The Authority must ratify the number of members of a Provincial Committee, which must not exceed ten members.


10.1.4 The Authority must designate the Chief Executive Officer or a member of its staff nominated by the Chief Executive Officer to act as the Provincial Officer of a Provincial Committee in circumstances in which the Provincial Manager has yet to be appointed.


10.2 Functions and duties of Provincial Committees


10.2.1 A Provincial Committee must perform such functions as are determined or delegated to it by the Authority as contemplated in clause 4.3.4


10.2.2 In respect of strategic planning and development, a Provincial Committee may— Conduct participatory research in support of needs analysis and skills planning; Promote the adoption by local government of skills development plans and ensure that these plans are consistent with their human resource development plans; Liaise with any relevant provincial structures of other SETAs; Make proposals on skills development for incorporation into the sector skills plan. Ensure proper consultation at municipal level with regard to the development of skills plans.


10.2.3 In respect of implementing the sector skills plan a Provincial Committee may— Promote co-operation between municipalities to develop local capacity for the management and provision of education and training; and Encourage major urban municipalities to provide assistance to weaker municipalities.


10.2.4 In respect of education and training quality assurance functions, a Provincial Committee may— Identify potential providers for possible accreditation and promote quality amongst such providers; and Monitor the activities and performance of any of the persons performing accreditation and quality assurance functions in the province and report thereon to the Authority.


10.2.5 The Provincial Manager must perform functions as may be determined by the Chief Executive Officer.


10.3 Chairperson and Vice-chairperson of Provincial committee


10.3.1 A Provincial Committee must elect a Chairperson and Vice-chairperson of the Provincial Committee.


10.3.2 The provisions concerning the election, term of office, the functions and the circumstances concerning the absence, incapacity and vacation of office of the chairperson and Vice-chairperson of the Authority as contemplated in clauses 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 and 8.6 read with the changes required by the context apply to the chairperson or Vice-chairperson of a Provincial Committee.


10.4 Meeting procedures


Meetings of a Provincial Committee must comply with the procedures contemplated in clause 12.


10.5 Suspension of members, vacation of office and filling of vacancies


The provisions concerning the suspension of members, vacation of office and the filling of vacancies as contemplated in clauses 7.8, 7.9 and 7.10 read with the changes required by the context apply to the Provincial Committees.