Welcome to W&RSETA | Vision & Mission
The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) was established in 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act (as amended). The public entity aims to facilitate the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).
SETAs are entities of the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are 21 SETAs; each servicing a specific economic sector of the Country.
Mandatory Grants payment dates
Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2016/17 financial year will be processed on the following dates:
- Quarter 4 – 2015/16 – on or before 30 June 2016
- Quarter 1 – 2016/17 – on or before 30 September 2016
- Quarter 2 – 2016/17 – on or before 31 December 2016
- Quarter 3 – 2016/17 – on or before 31 March 2017
Urgent Notice to W&RSETA Stakeholders
The W&RSETA hereby inform its stakeholders of important information regarding implementation of the PIVOTAL 2015/16 programmes and unpaid invoices.
Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) Grant Regulations Notice
W&RSETA Stakeholders are hereby inform of the SETA’s position following the letter from Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) dated 15 April 2016 to its members regarding the Labour Court order and the perceived implications of the order on the SETA Grant Regulations.
National Treasury Circular No 3 of 2015/16
Central Supplier Database Registration
The W&RSETA registered suppliers are hereby informed that in line with the National Treasury Circular 3 of 2015/16, all public entities including the W&RSETA will be required to procure goods, services and/or products from suppliers that are registered with the Central Supplier Database (CSD). The Circular is effective from 1 April 2016.
All current providers that are registered on the W&RSETA's supplier database are encouraged and advised to register on the CSD (www.csd.gov.za) Prospective suppliers must also register on the CSD. Both current and prospective supplier for the W&RSETA are required to provide the SETA with a unique CSD ID number as proof of registration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Placement Database
The W&RSETA invites university and TVET college graduates who require workplace experience to register on the Graduate Placement Database. The database will be provided to wholesale and retail companies that express interest to partner with the SETA to provide workplace experience to graduates.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr B.E Nzimande officially re-established all existing 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) after consultation with the National Skills Authority, under section 9(1) (b) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 read with Government Gazette No. R.1055 of 11 November 2010, Government Gazette No. R.1057 of 11 November 2010 and Government Gazette No. R.9542 of 27 May 2011, as from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2018.