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Skills Development Act

The Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) was passed in order to develop and improve the skills of people in the workplace. The Act does the following:

  • Provides a framework for the development of skills of people at work
  • Builds these development plans/strategies into the national qualifications framework
  • Provides for learnerships that lead to recognised occupational qualifications
  • Provides for the financing of skills development by means of a levy-grant scheme and a National Skills Fund

The Department of Labour has published a guide called ‘An employer’s guide to the Skills Development Levy’. If you need more information contact your nearest Employment office for a copy.

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