Shadrack Nthangeni, TUT’s Director of Sport and Recreation, has recently been appointed to the Board of the CATHSETA.
Appointed to lead the University’s Directorate of Sport and Recreation at only 33 of age in 2013, which made him one of the youngest Directors to be appointed at the University, Shadrack has hit the ground running and he never looked back.
Apart from managing the introduction of the first ever Varsity Football edition in 2013, Shadrack was also appointed as Chairperson of TUT’s Sport Finance and HR Committee in 2013 to date; Chairperson of USSA Finance Committee from 2017; Deputy Chef De Mission responsible for finance for Team South Africa (2017 in Taipei and 2019 in Italy) of a R16 Million budget; and Chief Financial and Marketing Officer at USSA since 2017.
In an interview shortly before his 41st birthday celebration on 14 June, Shadrack outlined how this appointment came as an early birthday gift. He said that his role as an independent member of the REMCO of CATHSETA would definitely improve how TUT Sport conduct its business beyond Covid-19.
“The level of engagement together with the Human Resources Policy will inform and empower our environment and the TUT community at large, to navigate through organisational change management,” Shadrack said.
The CATHSSETA is one of the 21 SETAs established in 2001 under the Skills Development Act No 97 of 1998. Previously, until April 2012, CATHSSETA was known as the Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Authority (THETA), when it became the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.
Currently its mandate is to facilitate skills development within its sub-sectors through the disbursement of grants for learning programmes and monitoring of education and training, as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The SETA operates in the subsectors of, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Conservation, Gaming and Lotteries, Hospitality, Sport, Recreation and Fitness, Travel and Tourism.
Professor Elsabe Coetzee, DVC of Student Affairs and Extra-Curricular Developments (Acting), said Shadrack has not only achieved another milestone in his career, but he has certainly made the University and the Directorate of Sport extremely proud.
“CATHSSETA has definitely made the right decision in appointing such a dedicated, hardworking and ambitious person. I am convinced that his presence and contributions would make a huge difference in the committee. I wish him all the best in this position and in his career at the University,” she said.