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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.


NSA Public Hearings on NSDP and New SETA Landscape

W&RSETA stakeholders are encouraged to attend the NSA national and provincial public hearings in order to provide input on the National Skills Development Plan and proposed new SETA landscape.

Click here for the schedule of hearings.


CONTRACTING FOR 2018/19 PIVOTAL PROGRAMMES IS NOW LIVE

Dear Stakeholders, Following the communique on 21 August 2018 regarding PIVOTAL 2018/19 allocations, stakeholders are hereby informed that the contracts have been loaded on the Indicium System to be duly signed and return to the SETA through the system. Companies have 30 days to sign the contracts to ensure that learners are registered and training starts timeously.

The following documents must be submitted with the signed contract:

Individual Unit Standards agreement
Skills Programme agreement
Proxy letter template for employers
Learnership Agreement
Implementation plan and payment schedule for PIVOTAL 2018/19


URGENT NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS

Stakeholders are requested to note the update on the matter of unsigned contracts following the communique that was issued dated 31 May 2018. The W&RSETA will provide further feedback on this matter at the end of September 2018.

Click here for the letter.


CALL FOR COMMENTS – PROPOSED NEW SETA LANDSCAPE

Stakeholders and interested parties are called to make comments on the proposed new SETA landscape. Written comments are due for submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training by 20 September. Click here for the Gazette.


STAKEHOLDER COMMUNIQUE FROM THE W&RSETA BOARD

Following its appointment in April 2018, the Board of the W&RSETA has reflected on the challenges that the W&RSETA has been faced with in recent times in order to find lasting solutions that will restore the SETA.

Please refer to the communique from the Board in this regard. Click here for the official letter.


ALLOCATION CRITERIA FOR 2018/19 PIVOTAL PROGRAMMES

The W&RSETA has finalised the criteria for the 2018/19 allocations to small, medium and large companies in line with the applications that have been received with the WSP/ATR/PIVOTAL submissions.

Click here for the document.


NOTICE:UPDATE ON USIGNED CONTRACTS AND OUTSTANDING INVOICES

Stakeholders are requested to note the update on the matter of unsigned contracts following the communique that was issued dated 31 May 2018. The W&RSETA will provide further feedback on this matter at the end of September 2018.

Click here for the letter.


NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS

Dear Stakeholders,

We regret the extended delay with the implementation of the 2018 International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) and the Retail Management Development Programme (RDMP).

Click here for the letter that provides an update on these two Programmes.


TAXATION LAWS AMEDNMENT ACT

Stakeholders are informed of the amendment to the Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act through the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No. 17 of 2017 which now includes 18.2 (unemployed) learners on Learnership programmes in the UIF provision. Please refer to the communique that addresses this issues, particularly the impact on contracts in terms of Section 18(2) of the Skills Development Act, No. 9 of 1999 (“SDA Act”).

Click here for the communique


MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2018/19 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 September 2018
  • Quarter 2 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 December 2018
  • Quarter 3 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 March 2019
  • Quarter 4 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 June 2019


     
     
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