The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Overview and Functions of SDP Division

The Skills Development Planning (SDP) Division is divided into three sub-divisions, namely:

  • Learning Programmes
  • Workplace Skills Planning
  • Projects

The SDP Division’s core mandate is to co-ordinate support by encouraging constituent registered employers to submit mandatory grant reports (workplace skills plans and implementation reports) as per the Skills Development Act and Skills Development Levies act.

Targets set out for the division in addressing skills needs within the Health and Social development sector:

  • To register and implement learning programmes (Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Internships and Bursaries)
  • To administer the submission of Workplace Skills Plans and Implementation Reports (WSPIRs)
  • To support / facilitate the implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy
  • To capacitate Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) in driving the NSDS.
  • Assist stakeholders with any skills development/ HWSETA related processes.


  • Receiving, capturing and approving Workplace Skills Plans and Implementation Reports
  • Implement training of sector specialists / SDFs on the Sector Guide
  • Administering Change of SETA Jurisdiction applications
  • Funding the training of learners on the New Venture Creation qualification, and exploring opportunities to support the establishment of enterprises for them
  • Funding the placement of learners to gain Work Experience. This could be through directly approaching employers or by formalising agreements with Further and Higher Education Institutions for the purposes of learner placement
  • Receiving and approving Expression of Interest applications
  • Issuing of proof of registration and completion of learners (necessary for those employers who qualify to receive the Tax Rebate)


NameTitleTelephone Number
Mr. Sikhumbuzo GcabasheExecutive Manager: Skills Development(011) 607 6900
Ms. Lulama NakeDivisional Secretary(011) 607 6975
Learning Programmes
Ms. Maureen SigamlaLearning Programme Officer(011) 607 6954
Ms Nkele MphelaLearning Programme Officer(011) 607 6963
Ms. Glory MsomiLearning Programme AdministratorCommunicate by e-mail
Ms. Lindiwe MalambeLearning Programme Administrator(011) 607 6922
Ms. Nozimbali AlidiLearning Programme Administrator(011) 607 6935
Mr. Simphiwe NtanjanaLearning Programme Administrator(011) 607 6957
Mr. Mlulamisi MhlangaWSP Manager(011) 607 6951
Ms. Motshidisi MareraWSP Officer(011) 607 7026
Ms Tiisetso ShidiWSP Administrator(011) 607 6962
Mr. Christo LebatteWSP AdministratorCommunicate by email
Ms. Luyanda LokweProjects Manager(011) 607 6920
Mr. Themba NkoaneProjects Officer(011) 607 6939
Ms. Vuyelwa MpumzaProjects Officer(011) 607 7022

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