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Special Project Unit

Dr Blade Ndzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training established a Special Projects Unit (SPU) in the Department to develop and implement skills plan, which would help skill South Africans for and through the Strategic Infastructure Programme. The Unit is currently implementing the Centres of Specialisation Project with 19 TVET Colleges, at 25 Campuses. The first Cohort of apprentices that started in 2019 are currently undergoing trade testing at various centres around the country.

Meet the Team


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Mr Sabelo Buthelezi
Chief Director: Special Project Unit​
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Mr Emmanuel Baloyi
Deputy Director: Seta Coordination
Ms Zinathi Mbendeni
Personal Assistant to Chief Director
Ms Lynnet Arlaat
Project Coordinator
Mr Khathutshelo Mufamadi
Assistant Director: ICT
Ms Zakho Bontsa
Senior Accounting Clerk
Mr Bonginkosi Magagula
Intern: Office of the Chief Director