Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA)

Contact Details

Physical: 95 – 7th Avenue, Cnr Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg
Postal: PO Box 61826, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: 010 219 3000
Fax: 011 484 5499


The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) is one of 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established to promote skills development in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 (as amended). The 21 SETAs broadly reflect different sectors of the South African economy. MerSETA encompasses manufacturing, engineering and related services.

The various industry sectors are covered by five chambers within the merSETA: metal and engineering; auto-manufacturing; motor retail and component manufacturing; tyre manufacturing; and plastics industries. Together, the five subsectors comprise approximately 44 000 companies, with a workforce of approximately 600 000. The total levy income is approximately R600 million.

The merSETA, like all other SETAs, plays a central role in making sure that the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled. MerSETA does not collect levies but instead receives collected levies from the Department of Higher Education and Training. Seventy percent of the levies is disbursed as grants and 10% is kept for administration. MerSETA does not train, instead it facilitates the process of training by paying grants, registering moderators and assessors, identifying scarce skills, accrediting providers, monitoring the quality of training, and implementing projects to close the skills gap.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms P Nzimande
Chief Executive Officer
Dr R Patel

Ms Phindile Nzimande
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Jeanne Esterhuizen
Mr Xolani Tshayana
Board Members:
Mr Nditshe Chirwa
Mr Anton Hanekom
Mr Hermann Korstens
Mr Alex Mashilo
Ms Malebo Mogopodi
Mr Thapelo Molapo
Mr Jakkie Olivier
Mr Blackie Swarts
Prof Fiona Tregenna
Mr Johan van Niekerk
Ms Mickey Von Maltitz
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Raymond Patel
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Lindiwe Ndlela
Chief Operations Officer:
Mr Wayne Adams
Senior Management:
Ms Sebolelo Nomvete (Strategy and Research Executive)
Mr Madimetja Tisana (Compliance Officer and Company Secretary)
Ms Ester Van der Linde (Corporate Services Executive)
Communications Officers:

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets2 297 7931 873 7711 456 5021 167 863
Non-Current Assets6 6069 76312 7579 560
Total Assets2 304 3991 883 5341 469 2591 177 423
Current Liabilities162 875154 379261 483203 856
Non-Current Liabilities--1 300-
Total Liabilities162 875154 379262 783203 856
Total Net Assets2 141 5241 729 1551 206 476973 567
Total Revenue1 463 7991 385 8481 265 8021 128 813
Revenue from Exchange Transactions102 34183 40485 81957 324
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions1 361 4581 302 4441 179 9831 071 489
Total Expenditure(1 051 430)(863 169)(1 032 893)(1 089 711)
Employee Costsn/an/a(86 228)(78 664)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year412 369522 679232 90939 102
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities432 100412 571257 89433 044
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(320 461)(320 548)(307 616)(89 163)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year269 146157 50766 784115 206
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure999-608326
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
Posts Approved247248251-
Posts Filled227226246-
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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