Our council members are comprised of Government Ministers, senior business leaders, academia and civil society representatives who serve on a 5 yearly basis. We are supported by two committees – an Executive Committee (EXCO) and a Standing Committee (SC), both which serve unique purposes to ensure the smooth facilitation of services.
The HRDC also possesses a Secretariat who provides strategic, technical, administrative and logistical support while assuming responsibility for all fund allocations.
An HRD Provincial Coordination Forum was established to encourage provinces to form their own HRD Councils with the intent to address human resource development at a unique provincial level.
Government, civil society sectors, organised business, professional bodies, higher education institutions, research communities, co-opted members and organised labour are all represented in the Human Resources Development Council.
Comprises of the below tiers
The HRDC’s formal relationships with Provincial Human Resource Development Councils are decided by the Plenary in consultation with the above tiers.
The Deputy President of South Africa along with two deputy chairpersons leads the Plenary. The Chair of the Technical Working Group, appointed by the Deputy President at the inaugural meeting of the Plenary of Council, serves as the first Deputy Chairperson.
The second Deputy Chairperson is selected through a nomination process whereby the Deputy President considers the nominees making the final decision.
The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa is supported by a Technical Working Group (TWG), which provides both strategic and technical information and advice to and executes decisions on behalf of the council.
Technical Task Teams (TTT’s) are dispatched as and when necessary to enlist the expertise required to execute the decisions of the council. These teams are accountable to the Technical Working group and cover all areas, but not limited to, the following:
- Education, training and skills development
- Research, monitoring and surveillance of labour market trends
There are currently 9 established Technical Task Teams, namely
Established In July 2011, the Provincial Coordinating Forum aims to ensure the coordination, alignment and integration of the human resource development principles with the Provincial Growth and Development Plans (PGDP). The main area of focus is on human resource and skills development and Local Economic Development Plans. This forum has encouraged provinces to form their own HRD Provincial Councils in the Premiers offices to tackle their unique challenges. Stipulations of the Human Resource Development Strategy ensure quarterly progress reports of urgent provincial HRD goals. These reports serve as valuable information for gaining broader insight and understanding into human resource and skills development across South Africa.