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


Constitution of the Information Systems (IT), Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (ISETT SETA)

Chapter Eleven

11. Members of the Authority


11.1 The Authority consists of:
11.1.1 Three representatives representing "organised employers" from each of the sectors respectively, namely information systems, electronics and telecommunications technologies representing "organised employers";
11.1.2 Three representatives are representing "organised employees" from each of the sectors respectively, namely information systems, electronics and telecommunications technologies representing "organised employees";
11.1.3 Up to three representatives representing relevant government departments and up to three representatives representing special interest groups as contemplated in section 11(d ) of the Act;


11.2 In order to qualify and be eligible to be admitted as a representative of the Authority, each representative shall be required to adhere to a code of conduct as provided for hereinafter. In addition, representative shall be expected to have the appropriate knowledge, competency and qualifications in the sector, which they represent.


11.3 Eligibility of Employers


11.4 Membership to the Authority shall only be open to nominated representatives from organised employer groups representing employers, including small businesses, that have registered with the South African Revenue Services to pay their levy to the Authority, including an indication as to which sector they are aligned to.


11.5 Employers that are not eligible to pay the levy can seek representation through an organised employer body.

Eligibility of Employees-

The Authority shall receive nominations for members to represent organized employees from, where applicable, registered trade unions, relevant employee groups or organisations, based on the principle of proportional representation within the relevant sector.

In determining the applicable formula for proportional representation for

employees, the Authority shall consider the following:

a) The scope of operation of the employee organisation union as determined by its own Constitution.
b) The number of companies with which the employees' organisation union has Signed Recognition Agreements.
c) The number of paid up members of that employee organisation or labour union within the companies it has a Recognition Agreement with.


11.6 Additional Members

The Authority may admit relevant government departments and, should the Minister deem it appropriate after consultation with the other members of the Authority, any interested professional body and any bargaining council with jurisdiction in the sector as the case may be falling within the ambit of the Authority.