Nzimande: Setas must stop corruption

2011-11-29 13:16

Johannesburg - Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) chairpersons must act against corruption in their organisations, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday.

"Chairpersons, together with their boards, must act decisively against (transgressions including corruption) without fear or favour," he said at a meeting with Seta board chairpersons in Midrand.

"I want to be open, I expect nothing less than clean governance, finished and klaar," Nzimande said.

Addressing corruption, accountability and accessibility of Setas would improve the public's perception of them, which he said was "generally negative".

Nzimande criticised the fact that most training colleges had their head offices in upmarket suburbs.

"(This) does contribute to the legitimate perception that such location only serves to privilege service providers over beneficiaries, and that's the truth," Nzimande said.

As part of service-level agreements between his department and Setas, Nzimande said he expected the authorities to start opening offices in rural areas and townships.

Office distribution could then help graduates find work. This would mean Setas would need to share the costs associated with running these offices, Nzimande said.

  • Maai - 2011-11-29 13:50

    How do you "stop" a genetic trait?

      Shirley - 2011-11-29 14:23

      I agree fully. The frustrating part is we are powerless to do anything until the next vote. That Im afraid is going to be much of the same. People give their vote away far too cheaply without thinking of the long term repercussions!

  • Shirley - 2011-11-29 14:09

    If our dear president had any B$$LS and actually sat up and did something that would be a start. Surely he cannot be as blind as he portrays to be ,after all DAILY one reads reports of a scam/coverup/theft/tender fraud etc.Or is it just the plain reality theyre all in it. Please South Africa in the next elections vote for some one who has a consience and a pair!!!

      Maai - 2011-11-29 14:14

      The only thing he is doing is figuring out how to get his cut.

      Albert - 2011-11-29 14:39

      All he does is thinking up new corruption assisting laws.

      Sharon - 2011-11-29 14:42

      Sorry Shirley ..........they all corrupt.......balls or not

  • neil.napier - 2011-11-29 14:27

    Setas offer no training to my industry yet we must pay every month ??????

  • rifqahj - 2011-11-29 14:31

    Seta's should be providing us training providers with more cost effective ways to do training. The cost of manuals, assessments, moderation's etc make it almost impossible for us to sell courses in the township/rural areas... what can be done to address this? I have some ideas that need to be heard!

  • rifqahj - 2011-11-29 14:33

    The seta's should work with us providers to make training more cost effective for people in rural and township areas. So many individuals cannot access accredited training as it is so expensive. The cost of manuals, assessments, moderation's etc does not help... what can be done to fix this? I have many ideas that need to be heard!

      Lionel - 2011-11-29 15:46

      Join the 1000's of others on Mobilitate that stand together in holding our government accountable. It us up to us, the citizens of South Africa, to make sure our civil servants and politicians invest our tax money wisely.

  • bernpm - 2011-11-29 15:19

    "Nzimande: Setas must stop corruption"......Setas must just stop to exist. It would stop corruption and the waste of education and training opportunities within the business sector. Yes, minister, Seta's have largely failed!!

  • Lionel - 2011-11-29 15:44

    Seta's are another good idea that goes bad in the implementation. We cannot accept this anymore. Citizens need to stand together, share information and hold those that waste our hard earned tax money accountable. Join Mobilitate to find out what your Councillor has done for you lately, what your municipality is up to and where your province is going.

  • Fred - 2011-11-29 17:58

    Listen up poephol! It was the ANC which closed down a multitude of successful industry funded training schemes operating in 1994 and replaced them with the SETA where they could give overpaid cushy jobs to their unqualified and disinterested girl friends, family and friends. The tragedy of South Africa is that while you were enriching yourselves you allowed the training systems to disintegrate. Now we are all going to pay the prices of millions of uneducated, untrained youth clamouring for a share of the country's wealth.

  • Johan - 2011-11-29 19:11

    How can a communist living a lavish lifestyle know what principles are and critisise the proletariate on corruption?He must do what any self respecting marxist should do and get rid of his Beemers and outrageous perks and a golf, live with the comrades in a squatter camp and live on the minimum wage set by the labour commissars,then the comrades will have someone who has set an example and stop pinching from the kitty.

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