1. Background Information

Skills Development and in particular Artisan Development is regulated through a single national policy regime that is based on the primary legislation of the Skills Development Act, Act 97 of 1998. The Skills Development Act falls under the control of the Minister of Higher Education and Training in South Africa

During 2008 the Skills Development Act, Act 97 of 1998, was amended to strengthen the national policy that governs artisan development in South Africa. One of the critical outcomes of the amendment was the establishment of a National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) on 30th November 2010 in the Department of Higher Education and Training to coordinate Artisan development in the Republic

The NAMB is established in terms of Section 26A (1)(a) of the Skills Development Act (SDA), Act 97 of 1998 as an operational unit within the Department of Higher Education and Training with statutory functions. The NAMB is an integral part of the Department of Higher Education and Training and not a public entity or a state owned company

The Director General of the Department of Higher Education and Training is the Accounting Officer of the NAMB in terms of Public Finance Management Act and has the responsibility to provide NAMB with personnel and financial resources to operationalise the NAMB to carry out its statutory functions

The Director General of the Department of Higher Education and Training has implemented the process to operationalise the NAMB by allocating the NAMB to the Chief Directorate: INDLELA that is a Chief Directorate located at Olifantsfontein, Gauteng and falls within the Skills Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training

2. Strategic and Operational Objectives

The work of a NAMB falls under the Departmental Strategic Objective “Provide a dynamic interface between the workplace and learning institutions and to promote quality of learning at work and for work” as reflected in both the Departmental Strategic Plan 2010/11 – 2014/15 as well as Annual Performance Plan for 2013 – 2014

To achieve the above Departmental Strategic Objective in respect of artisan development in particular and fulfil its statutory obligations to coordinate artisan development in the Republic, the NAMB has 2 specific operational objectives:

  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate a single national artisan development system by March 2014; and
  • Support the growth of the public FET College system by linking all quality assurance artisan learning processes with FET Colleges by March 2014... Read more

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