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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.

Senior Manager: Supply Chain & Contract Management Vacancy

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) seeks to employ a Senior Manager: Supply Chain and Contract Management who will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and be based at the Head Office in Centurion, Pretoria.

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.

Application to participate in the Worldskills South Africa National Competition January 2017

The Department of Higher Education and Training invites talented young people under the age of 22 to apply for the 2017 World Skills Competition South Africa. Entrants stand a chance to represent the country at the international competition in Abu Dhabi.
Visit www.worldskillssa.dhet.gov.za for more info.

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

Re-Publication of the Update of the Sector Skills Plan 2016/17 and 2017/18- SSP/2016/0002

The W&RSETA hereby inform all Bidders who bid for the Update of the Sector Skills Plan 2016/17 and 2017/18 of the cancellation of the bid. This bid will be re-advertised in the media on the 24 April 2016. Bidders are therefore requested to note the following:

  • Bids received on the 15 April 2016 will be disregarded
  • Bidders who are interested to re-bid must do so in accordance to the submission requirements as per bid documentation published on the W&RSETA website
  • The revised closing date for submission of proposals is on Friday, 06 May 2016 at 11:00am
  • Proposals must be delivered at the W&RSETA Head Office

All interested bidders are requested to download the bid documentation under tenders
For enquiries contact: tenders@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.

2016/17 Mandatory and Discretionary Grants Season is now open!

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) hereby invites Grant applications for the 2016/17 financial year from qualifying levy paying companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector. In line with the Grant Regulations, Gazette no. 35940 of 3 December 2012, the following documents;- ATR 2015/2016, WSP 2016/2017, PIVOTAL Report 2015/2016 and PIVOTAL Plan 2016/2017 must be completed and submitted electronically on the W&RSETA Indicium System.

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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Head Office
  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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