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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.

Invitation – W&RSETA 2018 Informal Traders Workshops

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) invites informal traders (spaza shops, street hawkers, etc) in the Retail Sector to information sharing sessions on how they can benefit from programmes offered by the W&RSETA and other agencies of government. These sessions will be held in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape between 22 and 31 January 2018.

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Allocation Criteria for the PIVOTAL 1718 Programmes – Medium & Large Organisations

Following the request from companies at the Board stakeholder sessions during October 2017, the W&RSETA is availing information on the allocation criterial for the 2017/18 PIVOTAL Programmes.

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The W&RSETA invites Employers/Retailers to submit expression of interest to provide Workplace Exposure to TVET Lecturers in line with the NCV Retail Subjects on Level 2; 3 and 4. The objective of this programme is to capacitate TVET Lecturers on wholesale and retail by exposing them to practical experience in the Sector to enable them to transfer the learnings to students within their respective TVET Colleges.

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Click here for the Application for Hosting TVET lecturers.

National Treasury Circular No 3 of 2015/16 Central Supplier Database Registration (CSD) W&RSETA and CSD Integration

Purpose of the circular is to inform Public Entities listed in Schedule 3 to the PFMA, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) about National Treasury’s single platform, the Central Supplier Database (CSD) for the registration of prospective suppliers including the verification functionality of key supplier information. With effect from 1 July 2017, the W&RSETA Public Entities in Schedule 3 hereby inform all suppliers of the CSD Integration process. The W&RSETA will therefore no longer accept any CSD Summary reports for uploads onto the W&RSETA Supplier Database. Request for CSD summary registration will only occur through the expression of RFP/ RFI or RFB. We thank all suppliers for their continued support and adherence to the PMFA and Legislative Circulars and Instruction Notes.

Mandatory Grants payment dates

Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2016/17 (4th Quarter) and 2017/18 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2017/18 – on or before 30 September 2017
  • Quarter 2 – 2017/18 – on or before 31 December 2017
  • Quarter 3 – 2017/18 – on or before 31 March 2018
  • Quarter 4 – 2016/17 – on or before 30 June 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.

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  Riverside Office Park | Hennops House | 1303 Heuwel Avenue
Cnr. Lenchen South and Heuwel Avenue | Centurion, PRETORIA
South Africa,0167  
  Private Bag X106 | Centurion | 0046
Switch board: 012 622 9500
Call centre: 0860 270 027

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