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Accounting Authority

The Accounting Authority (AA) is the board of the organisation. The board is the highest decision-making structure of the Services SETA. The role of the board is to govern and manage the SETA in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, the Skills Development Act, the Skills Development Levies Act and any other applicable legislation. This entails, among others, providing leadership and strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the overall organisational performance.

The board is made up of no more than 15 members. The Minister appoints the Chairperson and the 14 other members of the board from the following constituencies:

  • Organised labour (six persons).
  • Organised employers (six persons).
  • Two persons nominated by either government department, professional body, bargaining council or community organisation, all of whom have a vested interest in the SETA.

Each SETA has a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that defines the responsibilities and obligations of the Ministry and the SETA. Every MoU outlines what each SETA plans to achieve in the course of a given financial year and how it will report to the Ministry on a quarterly basis.

Dr Maria Madiope

Dr Maria Madiope (Chairperson)

Constituency: Ministerial Appointee

Ms Nolwandle Mantashe

Constituency: Government Department

Association: Government/Community /Professional Bodies

Ms Duduzile M Letseli

Constituency: Organised Business

Association: Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisation

Ms Pamela Beatrice Snyman

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: Institute Of Estate Agents Of South Africa (IEASA)

Ms Teleni Shabangu

Constituency: Organised Business

Association: South African Professional  Auctioneers Association (SAPAA)

Vikesh Jaypal Roopchand

Constituency: Organised Business

Association: Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA)

Ms Jacqui Ford

Constituency: Organised Business

Association: Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisation (APSO)

Victor Msomi

Constituency: Organised Business

Association: Employers Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty (EOHCB)

Shadrack Motloung

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: United Association of South Africa (UASA-the Union)

Shaheed Peters

Constituency: Government/Community/Professional Bodies

Solomon Mhlanga

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: HOTELICA

Ms Lebohang Moshoadiba

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: SATAWU

Asif Jhatham

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: United Association of South Africa (UASA-the Union)

Thamsanqa Magoda

Constituency: Organised Labour

Association: SATAWU