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| 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.


The W&RSETA conducted an Impact Assessment of the National Certificate: Informal Small Business Programme, which was part of a two-year skills capacitation programme by The Clothing Bank (TCB). The ISBP focused on the development of women from impoverished areas to enable them to establish and run their own businesses in order to increase their financial and social independency. The Impact Assessment was conducted to determine the level of impact of the programme on the beneficiaries and to analyse and interpret the findings to make informed decisions regarding the future of the programme.

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Invitation to urgent Stakeholder Sessions

The W&RSETA Board invites stakeholders to sessions to be held in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape between 23 and 31 October 2017, aimed at engaging with stakeholders on the current status of the W&RSETA following the Constitutional Court ruling on the administration of the W&RSETA. Other pertinent matters related to the operations of the W&RSETA will also be discussed at these sessions.

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Nominations for Members of the W&RSETA Accounting Authority (Board)

The W&RSETA invites constituent Business and Labour Organisations to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Board of the W&RSETA for the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020.

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Click here for the nomination form.


• Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP VII) CEO/2017/0006
• Appointment of a Career Guidance Project Management Company (CGO/2017/0002)
• Appointment of TVET Colleges and Training Providers with W&RSETA Scope to train 100 NGOs/NPOs Nationally (RDO/2017/0002)

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Invitation to the 2017 Qualification Management Body (QMB) Roadshows

The W&RSETA will be conducting national roadshows on all developed and registered W&RSETA occupational qualifications. An invitation is extended to all W&RSETA Stakeholders (training providers, institutions of higher learning and industry experts). The roadshows are planned to take place from 27 September – 25 October 2017.

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National Treasury Circular No 3 of 2015/16 Central Supplier Database Registration (CSD) W&RSETA and CSD Integration

Purpose of the circular is to inform Public Entities listed in Schedule 3 to the PFMA, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) about National Treasury’s single platform, the Central Supplier Database (CSD) for the registration of prospective suppliers including the verification functionality of key supplier information. With effect from 1 July 2017, the W&RSETA Public Entities in Schedule 3 hereby inform all suppliers of the CSD Integration process. The W&RSETA will therefore no longer accept any CSD Summary reports for uploads onto the W&RSETA Supplier Database. Request for CSD summary registration will only occur through the expression of RFP/ RFI or RFB. We thank all suppliers for their continued support and adherence to the PMFA and Legislative Circulars and Instruction Notes.

Mandatory Grants payment dates

Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2016/17 (4th Quarter) and 2017/18 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2017/18 – on or before 30 September 2017
  • Quarter 2 – 2017/18 – on or before 31 December 2017
  • Quarter 3 – 2017/18 – on or before 31 March 2018
  • Quarter 4 – 2016/17 – on or before 30 June 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.

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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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