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


Constitution of Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&R SETA)

5. Definitions


Any expression which is not specifically defined hereunder, but which is defined in the Act, shall, unless contrary intention is apparent from the wording contained herein, bear the meaning assigned to it in the Act. The following expressions shall have the following meanings assigned to them below and cognate expressions shall have the corresponding meanings:



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



means the governing body of the W&R SETA made up of members appointed in terms of Section 9 of the Act.


"Board members"

means representatives of constituencies appointed to the authority in terms of section 11 of the Skills Development Act,  for purposes of clarity of the word.



means employer and employee organization.



means the Chief Executive Officer.



means the Department of Labour.



means the Director-General of Labour.


"Designated groups"

means black people, women and people with disabilities.


"Employee organization"

means organised labour including any trade union or federation of trade unions registered as such under the provisions of the Labour Relations Act.


"Employer’s organization"

means organised employers, including small business; including any organization registered as such in terms of the Labour Relations Act together with any other associations which are or have been formed to promote or advance or represent the interests of their members, as employers.


"General Consultative Meetings"

means meeting held between the W&R SETA and broader members of its constituencies to obtain input on their views and suggestions, and such meeting are not decision making forums but are aimed at creating a participative process for the Board.



means the employers organisations, employees organisations, employers who are not members of an employers organisation, employees who are not members of an employees organisation, professional bodies and government departments which by virtue of their main function or Board membership have a direct interest in the affairs of the sector and the skills training and development of persons within the sector.


"Labour Relations Act"

means the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995) (as amended) herein referred to as "LRA".


"Levies Act"

means the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999 (Act No. 9 of 1999) (as amended).



means the Minister of Labour.


"National Skills Authority"

means the National Skills Authority established in terms of Section 4 of the Act.


"N S D S"

means the National Skills Development Strategy referred to in section 5(1)(a)(ii) of the Act.



means W&R SETA as contemplated in Government notice R136 of 31 March 2005.

And the word "sectoral" shall have a corresponding meaning.



means the sector education and training authority.



means the South African Qualifications Authority established by Section 3 of the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995) (as amended).


"The W&R SETA"

means the Wholesale and Retail Education and Training Authority.