Question NW922 to the Minister of Higher Education and Training

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20 April 2017 - NW922

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

  1. Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AGRISETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

Outsourced services

Question 1c

Position does not exist

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

Not applicable

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

Not applicable

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

2. Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

13 Months vacant

5 Months suspension period pending outcome of disciplinary proceedings.

(ii)

Dismissal (Outcome of disciplinary proceedings)

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

Interviews process still in progress.

Question 2b

30 June 2017

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

March 2016 – June 2017

Question 3c

No

   

3. Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

4. Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

2 Years for CEO.

(ii)

Termination

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

Yes

Question 2b

Subject to the Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

1 month

Question 3c

No

   

5. Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

CEO position has been vacant for 6 years.

(ii)

Termination of employment by former CEO.

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

Yes

Question 2b

Subject to the Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

6 years

Question 3c

Yes

   

6. Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

7. Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

8. Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET)

Question 1a

No (CEO still on suspension)

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

Six months

Question 3c

No

   

9. Food and Beverages Sector Education and Training Authority (FOODBEV)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

Yes

(i)

CEO: 2 Years

COO: 8 Months

(ii)

CEO: Suspension and labour dispute from January 2015 to March 2016.

COO: New position approved by Board on 28 July 2016. Organisational review currently being conducted to determine the specifications of the position, before the position can be filled.

 

Question 2

CEO: Yes

COO: No

Question 2a

Yes

Question 2b

CEO: Subject to the Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

2 Years

Question 3c

Yes

   

10. Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&MSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

11. Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

HWSETA does not have a COO position.

(i)

Since 1 February 2017 (CEO position)

(ii)

Resignation

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

No, interviews will be conducted during the last week of April 2017.

Question 2b

Will be subject to interview results and Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

1 February 2017 until the appointment process is finalised.

Question 3c

No

   

12. Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

13. Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

No

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

14. Mechanical Engineering and Related Sector Education Training Authority (MERSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

15. Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority

(MICT SETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

16. Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1v

No

(i)

Since September 2016.

(ii)

CEO resigned due to ill health.

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

No

Question 2b

Will be subject to interview results and Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

From September 2016 to date.

Question 3c

Yes

   

17. Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

Yes

(i)

From 19 December 2016 to date.

(ii)

Resignation

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

Yes

Question 2b

20 June 2017

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

1 April 2017 until the post is filled.

Question 3c

No

   

18. Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1a

Not applicable

(i)

1 Month

(ii)

Resignation

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

No

Question 2b

Will be subject to interview results and Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

1 month

Question 3c

Post not yet advertised.

   

19. Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SERVICES SETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

Yes

(i)

Since 3 March 2014

(ii)

The organisation embarked on an organisation development process, which included a review of the core business operations and structure.

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

No

Question 2b

Depended on the finalisation of the business process.

   
 

Question 3a

No

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

20. Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

21. Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Since 11 September 2015 to date.

The SETA was placed under administration on 17 October 2016.

(ii)

Under administration.

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

No

Question 2b

Depended on the finalisation of the business process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

17 October 2016 to date.

Question 3c

No

   

22. Council on Higher Education

(CHE)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

23. National Skills Fund

(NSF)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

No

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Minister has approved the appointment of Ms Theron as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the National Skills Fund (NSF) for the period 3 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

The current CFO, Mr Minnie has been assigned to project manage the implementation of the new operating model of the NSF, including the new structure, ICT platform, etc.

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

24. National Student Financial Aid Scheme

(NSFAS)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1a

Yes

(i)

CEO – Since 1 April 2017, previous incumbent’s last day was 30 January 2017.

COO – Vacancy with effect from 1 July 2015. Position was filled between 23 February 2016 and 30 January 2017 by means of a secondment from the banking sector.

(ii)

CEO: Resignation.

COO: Previous COO resignation on 1 June 2015.

Secondment agreement expired.

 

Question 2a

CEO: Yes

COO: No

Question 2a

CEO: No, interviews scheduled for 12 April 2017.

COO: No

Question 2b

CEO, earliest possible date of appointment - 1 June 2017 depending on outcome of selection process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

With effect from 16 February 2017 until the position is filled or for a maximum period of 6 months whichever is first.

Question 3c

No

   

25. Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

(QCTO)

Question 1a

Yes

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

QCTO does not have such a post in the structure.

(i)

Since 1 April 2017.

(ii)

Contract ended.

 

Question 2

Yes

Question 2a

Yes

Question 2b

Subject to the Cabinet approval process.

   
 

Question 3a

1

Question 3b

1 April 2017 up to date.

Question 3c

No

   

26. South African Qualifications Authority

(SAQA)

Question 1a

No

Question 1b

No

Question 1c

No

(i)

Not applicable

(ii)

Not applicable

 

Question 2

Not applicable

Question 2a

Not applicable

Question 2b

Not applicable

   
 

Question 3a

None

Question 3b

Not applicable

Question 3c

Not applicable

   

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 922 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

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