In March 2018 Rhodes University (ELRC, NALSU and Community Engagement) were awarded a Research Chair to focus on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in a SETA Environment. To be rolled out over three years (August 2018 – March 2020), this research programme is an initiative of South Africa’s 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and strongly supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is funded in the first instance by the BANKSETA and ServicesSETA.
The Chair in M&E in a SETA Environment is held by Prof Eureta Rosenberg of the ELRC. A number of project leads and researchers have already been appointed, although staffing has not yet been completed. Prof Mike Rogan (NALSU) leads Project 5 and Dr Glenda Raven, a post-doc scholar at the ELRC, leads Project 4. Mike Ward, PhD student at the ELRC, is the first researcher to be appointed in the programme, and Danel Janse van Rensburg is the project manager. Consultations, interviews and policy reviews are underway. The National Skills Authority has asked that the interim findings of this research be shared in one or more colloquia during 2019. Until then, interested parties are welcome to contact us at Rhodes University.