About Us Projects Learners Employers
Stakeholder Login
Stakeholders Feedback


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.

Vacant Position: Chief Executive Officer

The W&RSETA seeks to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and dynamic leader for the top management position of Chief Executive Officer.

Click here for the full advert.

Notice to Stakeholders

Dear Stakeholders,

We regret the extended delay with the implementation of the 2018 International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) and the Retail Management Development Programme (RDMP).

Click here for the letter that provides an update on these two Programmes.


The W&RSETA wishes to inform stakeholders of delays in finalisation of unsigned contracts and outstanding invoices relating to the 2017/18 projects. The SETA is in the process of finalising these issues and is awaiting feedback on a process that requires approval by the National Treasury which is expected by end of July 2018.

We apologise for the inconvenience that the delay has caused to stakeholders and assure you of our commitment to finalise these issues as soon as possible.

Click here for the notice

Taxation Laws Amendment 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

Mandatory Grants payment dates

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2018/19 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

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

Subscribe to our mailing list 
Important Contacts
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

Quick Links

- Stakeholder
- About Us
- Projects
- Learners
- Employers


Copyright @ W&RSETA 2014