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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.



Nominations for the W&RSETA 2017/18 RMDP are now open!

The W&RSETA invites all registered Wholesale and Retail companies to nominate their employees for 2017/18 Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP).

Click here for the full advert, selection criteria and to make a nomination.


Thousands qualify through SETA opportunities

The Deputy President, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa told members of Parliament during oral questions in the National Council of Provinces which was held in November that SETAs play an important role in identifying the skills needs of every economic sector in the country. He said that SETAs have been particularly successful at identifying scare and critical skills needs in the labour market and facilitating practical experience for learners from universities and TVET colleges.

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Minister Blade Nzimande welcomes Auditor General’s report on SETA’s clean audit

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande has welcomed the Auditor General’s report on clean SETA audits while urging other DHET entities to emulate them.

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Nominations for the W&RSETA 2017/18 ILDP are now open!

Nominations for the 2017/18 International Leadership Programme (ILDP) are now open. W&RSETA registered companies are encouraged to nominate candidates for this prestigious Programme.

Click here for the full advert, selection criteria and to make a nomination.


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.

Click here for full study on LMIP Skills Supply and Demand


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 supplierdatabase@wrseta.org.za


     
     
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