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.
Study on Skills Supply and Demand in South Africa
The W&RSETA participates in the National Projects to improve research capacity within different sectors to enable Effective Skills Planning pertaining to demand and supply. This initiative aims to inform the development of skills strategies and policies for those institutions responsible for skills development such as SETAs. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to study the dynamics of skills supply and demand in order to inform skills policy in South Africa.
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Notice: W&RSETA placed under administration
Stakeholders are hereby officially informed that the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) was placed under administration by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande for a 12-month period effective from 3 October 2016 in line with the provision of Section 15(2)(C) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97, 1998 as amended).
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Public comments on the 2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill
National Treasury is soliciting public comments on the 2016 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill which includes Employment and Learnership Tax Incentives. Comments should reach the Treasury by 10 October 2016.
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2016 National Awareness Campaign
The W&RSETA will conduct a national awareness campaign between October and November 2016. Sessions will be held for levy-paying but non-participating companies to educate these companies on the benefits of skills development.
General public blitzes will also be conducted after the sessions with companies at prominent public areas.
Levy-paying companies are invited to join the W&RSETA at the public blitzes to interact with prospective employees and learners on available opportunities.
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Congratulations to the 2015/16 Good Practice Awards (GPA) Winners
The W&RSETA hosted the 2nd Good Practice Awards on 28 June 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, to recognise stakeholders (companies, training providers, TVET Colleges, Universities, learners, beneficiaries of W&RSETA programmes and women in leadership) who have made a remarkable contribution to skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
The Board and Management of the W&RSETA congratulate the winners of the 2015/16 GPA!
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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
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