About the Book
Through a chronological review of his time at the head of the Service SETA, Ivor Blumenthal looks at the pre-1994 history of the Service SETA and asks why it need to change drastically. Though it deals with all that was wrong with the system, 50 Shades of Greed is also redemptive, as it takes an in-depth look at the Service SETA, and the wide-scale redevelopment of the Skills Development Framework.
The former CEO of the Services SETA, who was forcefully removed from his position in the organisation, provides an untapped internal perspective of the Services SETA and the relationships between government, labour and business. Blumenthal discusses the support and hindrance available to the success of an organisation like Services SETA with the objective of sharing his internal perspective with the broader community. 50 Shades of Greed takes an in-depth look at the Services SETA and its successes, and the wide-scale redevelopment of the Skills Development Framework over the decade in which Blumenthal served as its CEO.
About the Author
Dr Ivor Blumenthal studied Law and Psychology at Wits, completing his Honours in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at RAU while clerking for a judge at the Supreme Court. Thereafter he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Management at Wits Business School, working in HR in the banking and printing sectors. During that time he also served as a ward city councillor in Johannesburg. He went on to manage the Furniture Industry Training Board and thereafter the Services SETA, first as its chairperson and then, for 11 years thereafter, its CEO.