The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT-Seta) is being investigated by the Special Investigating Unit in connection with the allocation of discretionary grant funding. Setas continue to be beset by poor governance, maladministration and corruption. The Setas, which are meant to address the skills shortages in the country, have often been criticised for inefficiency, being a haven for corruption and for enrolling ghost students. They have also come under fire for failing to address the country’s skills deficit. President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a proclamation last week authorising the SIU to investigate the MICT-Seta, as well as other government departments and entities. The proclamation stipulates that the SIU probe any undisclosed or unauthorised interests which officials or employees of the MICT-Seta may have, and the extent to which officials may have derived benefit. Parliament’s higher education and training portfolio c...

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