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.
W&RSETA 2017 Bursaries
The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) is offering bursaries to learners/students who have been accepted to study at Public Higher Education Institutions in South Africa. Applications for the Bursary are open for the 2017 financial year and the Bursary is restricted to students who are registered/accepted for Degrees/Diplomas and NATED / NCV Programmes which are related to the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
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Call for nominations: National Skills Development Awards 2016
The W&RSETA would like to encourage its stakeholders to participate in the 2016 National Skills Awards that are hosted by the National Skills Authority. Nominations are now open for all relevant organisations and institutions implementing the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) to participate in the National Skills Development Awards.
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Establishment, Alternatively Re-establishment of SETAs
The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr B.E Nzimande alternatively 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 Notice No. 39260 of 6 October 2016, as amended by Government Notice No. 336 of 18 March 2016, as from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020.
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QCTO Information Sharing Sessions Invitation
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations will be hosting a series of information sharing in three different provinces around the country.
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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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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