The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA) was established by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 1 April 2011 after government took a decision to cluster sectors in order to strengthen value-chain linkages between related industries. The FP&M SETA mandate is:
- to provide skills development services to the Clothing, Footwear, Forestry, Furniture, General Goods, Leather, Packaging, Printing, Publishing, Pulp and Paper, Textiles and Wood Products sectors; and
- to implement the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) and to ensure that people obtain the critical or scarce skills that are needed to build the capacity of the sector to become economically sustainable and globally completive.
Media24 is Africa’s leading publishing group and offers information and entertainment 24 hours a day. The group has interests in newspapers, magazines, internet businesses, book publishing, printing plants and distribution companies. Media24 has generously supported the AIP’s various skills development initiatives geared towards building on the existing expertise of the independent grassroots media sector.
Print and Digital Media, South Africa (PDMSA)
Print and Digital Media South Africa is an umbrella body incorporating print and digital media. The PDMSA is a natural progression from the long-established Print Media South Africa and illustrates its commitment as an interactive organisation to keeping pace with the fast-changing media world of the 21st Century. An evolving and vibrant association, its express purpose is to represent and promote all aspects concerning the industry and our members.
The NLDTF relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLDTF funding may be allocated. The NLDTF wants the grants to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisation. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLDTF contributes to South Africa’s development.