Welcome to W&RSETA

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 Plan (NSDP).

SETAs are entities of the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are 21 SETAs; each servicing a specific economic sector of the Country.

 

WHOLESAY NOVEMBER 2021

Our last issue of the monthly WholeSay newsletter is now out.

We have features the 2021 Annual General Meeting and reflect on highlights from 2021.

Until January 2022, please enjoy the read.

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STAKEHOLDER NOTICE – W&RSETA HEAD OFFICE TEMPORARY CLOSURE

The W&RSETA head office will be closed on Thursday, 1 December 2021 for decontamination following positive COVID-19 cases. Normal office operations will resume on Friday, 3 December 2021.

Staff will be reachable on email and telephone during the temporary closure.

VACANT POSITIONS

The W&RSETA is recruiting for the positions of a Project Specialist at its KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provincial offices, respectively.

Suitably qualified and experienced individuals can apply for these positions by 3 December 2021.

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THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MOVING THE W&RSETA FROM GOOD TO GREAT, TOGETHER!

The W&RSETA thanks all stakeholders who attended the 2021 Annual General Meeting in Qheberha and virtual on 11 November 2021. Skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector would not be possible without your unwavering support. We look forward to your partnership and collaboration as we continue to implement our five-year Strategic Plan.

Click here for the 2020/21 Annual Report that was approved by the sector.

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE – WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING QUALIFICATION

Stakeholders are informed that the registration of the General Education Training Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Adult Education and Training, SAQA ID: 71750/71751 qualification expired on 16 September 2020. Only learners that were registered on the qualification prior to the registration end date will be able to continue with the training. As a result, the W&RSETA will not register new learners on this qualification.

Enquiries should be directed to the respective provincial offices.

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SETA LEADERSHIP CHAIR’S PODCAST

The W&RSETA SPPE Executive, Deborah Machard joined the W&RSETA Leadership Chair at University of Johannesburg, Dr Beate Stiehler-Mulder for an in-depth discussion on the impact of 4IR on the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

The episode is now available and can be access here

W&RSETA SUMMATIVE RESEARCH PUBLICATION

The W&RSETA has released a summative research publication with a comprehensive analysis of the findings and recommendations from studies conducted in the past five years.  There are 35 research reports aligned to seven themes from the SETA’s Research Agenda.

Click here to access the  publication

For more information, contact Mxolisi Maphakela on mmaphakela@wrseta.org.za

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SETA LEADERSHIP CHAIR’S PODCAST

The Wholesale and Retail SETA Leadership Chair at University of Johannesburg has introduced podcasts to facilitate conversations with wholesalers, retailers as well as local and international industry experts to promote excellence in the retail sector.

The first three episodes of the podcasts on digital marketing in retail, career in retail and retail can be a rewarding career choice are now available.

Click here to listen to the podcasts

 

2021/22 MANDATORY GRANT PAYMENTS

Stakeholders are informed of the amended disbursement dates for the 2021/22 financial as a result of migration of the W&RSETA’s Indicium to the Management Information System (MIS).

The new dates are as follows:

PERIOD PAYMENT DATE
Quarter 1 30 September 2021
Quarter 2 29 October 2021
Quarter 3 31 January 2022
Quarter 4 31 March 2022

We regret the inconvenience that may be caused as a result of the migration.

OFFICE RELOCATION – LIMPOPO

Stakeholders are informed that the W&RSETA Limpopo provincial office has relocated to 60 Schoeman St, Polokwane Central, Polokwane from 1 September 2021.

All other details remain the same.

W&RSETA WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LEADERSHIP CHAIR BURSARIES 

The W&RSETA’s  Retail Leadership Chair at University of Johannesburg is inviting candidates to apply for Masters and PhD bursaries in the  fields of retail and marketing. 

Application deadline for current students is 31 October 2021 and 31 October 2022 for new enrollments.  

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