Entity yet to comply

2019-12-11 06:01

The delayed payment to 25 interns on Services Seta’s 18-month experiential learnership at the Dr J.S. Moroka District Hospital in Thaba Nchu was due to compliance.

According to Services Seta, the recruitment entity, the Olebogeng Barolong Manufacturing Co-operative started the project without following the process to be compliant. About R1 637 500 has been allocated for the learnership to enable the students to complete their (N6) National Diploma.

“Olebogeng had received the project commencement announcement and had treated it as a commencement letter to start with the project in April as per the communique,” explains Duduzile Mwelase, Services Seta’s senior manager.

“Services Seta has now issued a commencement letter that accounts for the eight months that the project has already run.

“This means that the entity will supply attendance registers to support the eight-month period for the learners to be compensated.”

According to Services Seta, the cooperative had to, among other things, upload project documents.

“The entity has a legitimate contract with the Services Seta and the stipend per learner is R3 000,” said Mwelase, adding that the relevant documentation from the entity were being collected to ensure compliance, thereafter payments would be made.

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