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Skills Development Act 97 of 1998

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97 of 1998

The Skills Development Act 97 of 1998 intends:

  • to provide an institutional framework to devise and implement national, sector and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African work force;
  • to integrate those strategies within the National Qualifications Framework contemplated in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995; 
  • to provide for Iearnerships that lead to recognised occupational qualifications;
  • to provide for the financing of skills development by means of a levy-grant scheme and a National Skills Fund;
  • to provide for and regulate employment services; and 
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Amends

Telecommunications Act 103 of 1996

Commencement

  • 1 April 2001, Chapter 4 (Gazette 22197 of 3 April 2001)
  • 10 September 1999, Chapter 3, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Sections 27(2)(a) and (b) and 30 and Chapter 8 (Gazette 20442 of 7 September 1999)
  • 2 February 1999, Chapters 1, 2 and 7 except for Sections 27(2)(a) and (b) and 30 (Gazette 19717 of 29 January 1999)

Amendments