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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 MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE W&RSETA BOARD

The W&RSETA invites nominations from constituent Organised Business and Organised Labour to serve on the Board of the W&RSETA. Nominations close on 26 August 2019.

Click here for the advert and relevant documentation.


2019/20 BURSARY PROGRAMME FOR PRIVATE HETIs AND TVET COLLEGES

The W&RSETA invites private higher education and training institutions (HETIs) and TVET colleges to participate in the 2019/20 Bursary Scheme. The Bursary Scheme will fund courses that fall within the “Hard-to-Fill” Vacancies in wholesale and retail as outlined in the W&RSETA’s Sector Skills Plan, limited to degrees and diplomas at HETIs and NCV level 2-4 and Nated N4-N6 at TVETCs.

The letter of intent should be submitted before the closing date of 31 August 2019.

Click here for the advert.
Click here for the letter of intent template.


2019/20 SMALL AND MEDIUM (SME) DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

Small and Medium Levy-Paying wholesale and retail companies are invited to apply for the grant funding for the training of their employees, managers and/or owners. Funding is limited to companies that are registered with the W&RSETA and have the relevant Skills Development Levy (SDL) number.

Click here for the Advert.
Click here for the relevant documentation.


W&RSETA Bursary, Graduate Placement and Internship Roadshow 2019

Stakeholder companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector and institutions of learning (universities, universities of technology, and public and private TVET colleges) are invited to attend the W&RSETA Bursary, Graduate Placement and Internship Roadshow.

Click here for the invitation


MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2019/20 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 September 2019
  • Quarter 2 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 December 2019
  • Quarter 3 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 March 2020
  • Quarter 4 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 June 2020


SUBMISSION OF INVOICES TO THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS

ATTENTION: SERVICE PROVIDERS

You are kindly reminded that all compliant invoices should be submitted to the W&RSETA official invoice email address (invoiceadmin@wrseta.org.za) to ensure timeous processing of invoices.

Stakeholders are further reminded that the turnaround time for payment of compliant invoices is 30 working days.

Your cooperation in this regard would be appreciated.


UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2018/19 RETAIL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Dear Stakeholder

The W&RSETA is pleased to announce that the 2018/19 Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP) has now commenced. Stakeholders are informed that Henley Business School has been appointed to deliver the 2018/19 RMDP of the W&RSETA. The Programme will be implemented in three provinces; Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The group has been divided into six; three in Gauteng, two in Western Cape and one in KwaZulu-Natal. The commencement dates for the Gauteng groups are as follows:

Cohort 1 – 10 June 2019
Cohort 2 – 24 June 2019
Cohort 3 – 01 July 2019

Dates for the other provinces will be communicated in due course. Please note that the Henley Business School will send letters to the selected delegates to inform them about these arrangements.


NATIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PLAN PUBLISHED

On 7 March 2019, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor, after consultation with the National Skills Authority, published propagated the highlight anticipated National Skill Development Plan (NSDP)which replaces the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The NSDP will become the blue print for skills development in South Africa and will be implemented from 1 April 2020.

The full document is available here


TAXATION LAWS AMEDNMENT ACT

Stakeholders are informed of the amendment to the Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act through the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No. 17 of 2017 which now includes 18.2 (unemployed) learners on Learnership programmes in the UIF provision. Please refer to the communique that addresses this issues, particularly the impact on contracts in terms of Section 18(2) of the Skills Development Act, No. 9 of 1999 (“SDA Act”).

Click here for the communique


     
     
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