Qualifications for Municipal Councillors, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MECs & other Elected Officials

SarahM • 8 Dec 2021

Hosted by Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, this webinar held on 2 December 2021, offered participants an opportunity to reflect on what should be the minimum qualification requirements for elected officials; and explore possibilities for elected officials to follow Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) practices for recognition of experience.

Access the presentations here:

What is the status quo regarding the qualifications of MPs and MPLs? Group 3 – Strategic planning session. Mr Vuyisile Mathiti, Talent Manager on behalf of the Acting Secretary to Parliament.

What does research tell us about the knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience of Mayors who have been elected in municipalities since the democratic dispensation? Councillor Development Strategy Ms Josie Singaram, Sector Skills Planning Manager, LGSETA.

What qualifications currently exist for Municipal Councillors, members of National & Provincial Legislature in the PSET system? Elected Municipal Officials: Improving qualifications and competences Dr Heidi Bolton, Senior Manager, SAQA.

Occupational qualifications of Municipal Councillors and other elected officials Is there a need for an occupational qualification of Municipal Councillors and other elected officials in the PSET system? Mr Vijayen Naidoo, CEO, QCTO.

Qualifications of Municipal Councillors, Ministers & Deputy-Ministers, and Members of Executive Councils How can RPL be used to bridge the gap between existing knowledge, skills. competencies and experience, and minimum requirements for qualifications? Dr Shirley Lloyd, Independent Consultant.

What plans does the National School of Governance have to improve knowledge, skills, attributes, and competencies of Municipal Councillors and elected officials across the spheres? Overview of the NSG Programmes Designed for Elected Officials Prof. Busani Ngcaweni, Principal: The NSG.

Experiences of implementing RPL Recognition of Prior Learning at UNISA Dr Mutambuli James Hadji, RPL Specialist, UNISA.