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Freight Handling Chamber

The Executive Officer of TETA’s Freight Handling Chamber is Shantal Ramawtar. She oversees the implementation of TETA’s mandate in KwaZulu Natal

About the Freight Handling Subsector

Freight handling is an integral part of the supply chain management system and provides vital support services to industries, which span all modes of transport. People involved in freight handling play a key role in the movement of goods since they represent the physical link that ensures that the freight is efficiently and safely handled.

This subsector is concerned with the handling, storage and stock control of cargo through seaports, airports, distribution centres, factories and other depots.

The key areas of specialisation identified within the Freight Handling Industry are as follows:

  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Port Operations
  • Stevedoring
  • Courier Operations
  • Bulk Handling
  • Airfreight
  • Forwarding and Clearing

The Freight Handling subsector represents the following Standard Industry Codes (SIC) represented by TETA

  • 71300 Transport Via Pipelines
  • 74110 Cargo Handling
  • 74120 Storage & Warehousing

The Freight Handling subsector is the second biggest employer in the Transport sector employing 16,9% of the sector’s work force

Achievements

  • Increased participation of large and medium sized levy-paying enterprises in skills development;
  • Increased rural development initiatives through various training interventions;
  • Supported and funded learning interventions targeting 200 disabled unemployed individuals in rural areas;
  • Supporting and funding training of 200 SMME’s on technical skills;
  • Memoranda of Understanding signed with 5 TVET Colleges allowing for learners to receive workplace experience;
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed with KZN Department of Transport for the development of artisans;
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed with the John Dube Institute and Esayidi TVET College to provide formal skills development opportunities to motor car mechanics who did not possess formal qualifications;
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed with Mfolozi TVET College to set up the college as a Maritime Centre of Excellence.

Provincial and other Responsibilities

The Chamber Committee consists of stakeholders representing employer bodies and organised labour. The role of the Chamber committee is to recommend approval of the chamber Annual Performance Plan to the TETA Board and provide governance oversight responsibilities on behalf of the TETA Board. Below is a list of the Freight Handling Chamber Committee Members, the constituencies they represent and contact details:

NAMES CONSTITUENCY CONTACT DETAILS

Mr. Wilfred Mogudi (Chairperson)

Board Member

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Ms. Linda Chonco

 Transnet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. David Mhlongo

 Transnet  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr Douw G Dreyer

 UNTU  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr Reginald N Goba

 SATAWU  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Martha Skosana

 SATAWU  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Giovanni Abrahams  CILTSA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Stakeholder

  • As a result of the fourth industrial revolution, the industry is undergoing rapid computerisation whilst employee computer literacy skills are lagging behind;
  • The new amendments to the Labour Relations Act are proving to be a challenge to stevedoring companies who use casual labour for extra work that arises from time to time but is not consistent enough to justify permanent employment;
  • Given South Africa’s demographics, the freight handling subsector has notable inequalities, linked to gender and disability;
  • Being a capital-intensive sub-sector, it is very difficult for small businesses to enter the market;
  • SMME participation in skills development remains a challenge;
  • Given the Covid-19 lockdown

Sub-Sector Developments

The Freight Handling Chamber’s main objective and function is the development and implementation of the Chamber’s Annual Performance Plan. The implementation of the skills plan is underpinned by the following strategic focus:

  • Providing quality support and aligning delivery-mechanisms to the requirements of the subsector by monitoring execution of Education, Training and Development (ETD) activities in the subsector;
  • Increasing female participation in the subsector;
  • Increasing subsector-related skills development opportunities in rural areas on a national level;
  • Encouraging the introduction of transport and logistics qualifications into TVET curricula.

Contacts

Name Designation Contact Number Email
Shantal Ramawtar

Acting Executive officer

083 629 7315 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nomcebo Vezi

Assistant ETD Practitioner

Cell:073 224 9428
Tel: 031 301 9614
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Mike Mzolo

General ETD Practitioner

083 632 3454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ndumiso Nzama Contract Administrator 072 578 6351 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nokuthula Ngcobo Assistant Contract Administrator 074 387 8814 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Benzokhule Nkosi Intern 031 304 9614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Funani Radebe Housekeeper 031 304 9614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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TETA
 

TETA was established in terms of the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998 (SDA). It is a public entity that reports to the Minister of Higher Education and Training and operates under the oversight of National Treasury in terms of performance management and financial administration. TETA is a Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) responsible for skills development in the transport sector.

 

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