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


Constitution of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education & Training Authority (MERSETA)

12. Office Bearers and Members of the Governing Board


12.1 Members nominated to the Governing Board shall comply with the minimum skill and knowledge requirements to do so. Members who have not achieved the National Qualification Framework level 5 qualification, shall do so within 6 months of election and a process of Recognition of Prior Learning can be followed as well.


12.2 The Governing Board shall nominate the following office bearers:
(i) A Chairperson
(ii) A Deputy-Chairperson

Nominees for office bearer positions shall be properly proposed, seconded and their availability confirmed at the Annual General Meeting.


12.3 The Governing Board may decide to appoint an Independent Chairperson and may, in addition, nominate two Deputy Chairpersons from its respective member constituencies.


12.4 The Chairperson and Deputy-Chairperson shall be nominated annually during an Annual General Meeting of the Governing Board from among the members of the Governing Board representing organised employers and organised labour. Where the Chairperson is nominated from members representing organised labour, the Deputy-Chairperson must be nominated from members representing organised employers and vice versa. Each year the roles must be reversed - unless otherwise agreed.


12.5 Both the Chairperson and the Deputy-Chairperson shall be eligible for re-election to that position of office.


12.6 Once a new Chairperson and Deputy-Chairperson have been appointed, the duties of the current Chairperson and Deputy-Chairperson terminate.


12.7 In the event of either or both of the office bearers being unable to perform their duties on a permanent basis, the Governing Board may choose to nominate new office bearer/s for the remaining period until the next Annual General Meeting.