MICT SETA statement on the passing of Board member Khaya Xaba

Midrand, South Africa

13 June  2021


The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Board member Mr Khaya Xaba and wishes to express its condolences to the Xaba family. Xaba passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning succumbing to illness complications.

Mr Xaba represented the organised labour constituency in the MICT SETA Accounting Authority and held the position of national spokesperson at the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU).

“We were fortunate to have Mr Khaya Xaba as a member of our board. He was an energetic, outstanding leader and valued colleague who advocated for the injustices towards workers. His desire to be of service to others and champion workers’ rights leaves a lasting legacy. His passing is not only a loss to the MICT SETA Board and his community but workers in general”, said Mr Simphiwe Thobela, MICT SETA Board Chairperson on behalf of the MICT SETA Board.

Mr Khaya Xaba brought to the MICT SETA Board deep insight and knowledge of the labour and media sector. He had been an MICT SETA Board member since April of 2020.