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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.

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.

Please click here for the schedule of events

Invitation to the 2016 Provincial Board Stakeholder Sessions

The Board of the Wholesale & Retail SETA has the pleasure of inviting you to the Stakeholder Sessions to be held at the following Provinces; Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Gauteng. The purpose of these sessions is for the Board of the W&RSETA to engage with Stakeholders on challenges and opportunities in the implementation of skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

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2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The W&RSETA invites its stakeholders to the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held at Emperors Palace on 6 October 2016. The AGM is convened to report on the W&RSETA’s performance for the 2015/16 Financial Year and outline strategic priorities for the ensuing year. The AGM afford an opportunity for stakeholders and role players to engage on pertinent issues that affect skills development in the Sector

Click here for the Attendance Registration Form
Click here for the Invitation

Call to participate on the Gauteng Retail School of Excellence

In an effort to promote collaboration between the Wholesale and Retail Sector and institutions of learning to ensure that competent, skilled and experienced graduates are produced to meet the requirements of the Sector, the W&RSETA has allocated funding from the Discretionary Fund towards the Gauteng School of Excellence project (GPSOE). The GPSOE is an extension of the KZN Schools of Excellence project which was launched and piloted in 2014.

Click here for the advert
Click here for Expression of Interest form

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!

Click here to view the full advert with the list of all winners.

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 supplierdatabase@wrseta.org.za

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.

SETAs Re-established

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.

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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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