Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Contact Details

Physical: 256 Glyn Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083
Postal: Private Bag X278, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 003 1800


The mission of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications subframework in order to set standards for, develop, and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, for professions.

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), work for the good of both learners and employers. Another important role for the QCTO is to offer guidance to service providers, who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof PP Lolwana
Chief Executive Officer
Ms GJ Mashabela

Prof Peliwe P Lolwana
Deputy Chairperson:
Mr Malesela Maleka
Council Members:
Ms Stella Carthy
Mr Ahmed Essop
Dr Marina le Grange
Mr Thulane Mabuza
Mr Bheki Mahlobo
Ms Pulane Masebe
Mr Willy Eduard Matthiae
Ms Malebo Mogopodi
Dr Mafu Rakometsi
Mr Joe Samuels
Mr Ecliff Tantsi
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms G Joyce Mashabela
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Ndivhu Madilonga (Chief Director: Corporate Services)
Senior Management:
Mr Thomas X Lata (Chief Director: Occupational Qualifications Management)
Mr V Naidoo (Chief Director: Occupational Quality Assurance)
Ms A Solomon (Director: Governance, Strategy, Secretariat Services and Appeals)
Communications Officers:
Ms Veanessa Mthembu (Communications Manager)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets8 23110 90630 16424 791
Non-Current Assets6 3718 2419 525880
Total Assets14 60219 14739 68925 671
Current Liabilities9 4864 62917 7825 647
Non-Current Liabilities----
Total Liabilities9 4864 62917 7825 647
Total Net Assets5 11614 51821 90720 024
Total Revenue64 75753 56138 57121 189
Revenue from Exchange Transactions2 5531 3931 314837
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions62 20452 16837 25720 352
Total Expenditure(74 160)(60 950)(36 688)(15 834)
Employee Costs(38 440)(30 840)(17 440)(9 184)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(9 403)(7 389)1 8835 355
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(1 780)(18 239)14 9488 317
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(724)(1 313)(9 595)(756)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year7 96010 46330 01524 662
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure18726328771
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
Posts Approved474746n/a
Posts Filled918228n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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