Professor John D Volmink has been reinstated as Umalusi chairperson, the Department of Basic Education has announced.
The Council, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, appointment was announced by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga last week during a formal function in Pretoria.
The four-year tenure of the newly appointed Council ends in June 2022.
Attending the event was Umalusi staff and dignitaries from the education sector.
In her keynote address, Motshekga emphasised the importance of Umalusi, saying the Council was a key role player in the general and further education and training sector in South Africa.
The Minister said the department acknowledged and respects the independence of Umalusi as the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.
She said she was looking forward to receiving professional and sound advice from the Umalusi Council with respect to different aspects of the education and training system.
Volmink thanked the Minister for his appointment. My wish is that as we start this new journey together, we will be able to leave a lasting legacy as a trusted authority in quality assurance of education provision, he said.
Umalusi Council includes:
Professor John D Volmink (Chairperson of Council) - North-West University
Professor 'Mabokang LE Monnapula-Mapesela - Central University of Technology
Professor Yunus Ballim - Vice Chancellor, Sol Plaate University, Northern Cape
Duncan B Hindle - Consultant
Nathaniel T Johnstone - CEO, CIE Investment Company
Advocate Jeremiah Merabe - Educational law expert
Professor Mary Metcalfe - Former Gauteng Education MEC
Professor Peter M Mulaudzi - University of Venda
Cecilia Myburgh - University of Pretoria
Professor Leketi Makalela - University of the Witwatersrand
Prof Motlalepule R Mampane - University of Pretoria
Marianna DM Phutsisi - Motheo TVET College
Professor Peggy D Siyakwazi Retired Professor, Sociology of Education
Dr Mafu S Rakometsi - CEO: Umalusi
Joe Samuels - CEO: South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Prof Narend Baijnath - CEO: Council on Higher Education
Vijayen Naidoo - CEO: Quality Council on Trades and Occupations
Source: South African Government News Agency