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50 Shades of Greed: The Services SETA, Warts and All

50 Shades of Greed: The Services SETA, Warts and All

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50 Shades of Greed: The Services SETA, Warts and All

by Ivor Blumenthal (2014)

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is responsible for skills development in the services sector. After a pubic legal fight with Blade Nzimande, and losing his job as CEO of Services SSETA, Ivor Blumenthal finally writes a book which addresses the circumstances of his leaving, and the state of the SSETA as he left it. In simple terms, Blumenthal describes the warts that popped up in the system; from racist and gender-bias to the inordinate expensive of it - serving only a narrow segment of South African society. Blumenthal concludes that, historically, the industrial framework in this country was established to benefit the few at the expense of the many. Through a blow-by-blow, chronological review of his time at the head of the SSETA, the book clearly points out the system faults, as well as those of government, 50 Shades of Greed looks at pre-1994 history of the services SSETA, and why it needed to change drastically. Blumenthal then moves on to discuss the changes implemented - from the new mandate, and how it was carried out, to the key players, new-found successes and the like. Though it deals with all that was wrong with the system, Inconsequential is also redemptive, as it takes an in-depth look at the service SSETA, and the wide-scale re-development of the Skills Development Framework with regards to three different elements. Finally, Inconsequential undertakes a post-2010 analysis of what remains of the SSETA system, how different it is from the original ineffective mandate, and its success rate.

260 p.

23.37 cm

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