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 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.

 

NON-PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2020/21 FUNDING WINDOW

The W&RSETA invites accredited training providers, training providers with W&RSETA Scope and TVET Colleges to apply for Discretionary Grant Funding Windows for Entrepreneurship Development Programme, NGO/NPO Project and Registered Co-operatives programmes.

Applications must be submitted by 22 January 2021. Click here for the notice and submission or application form.

Season’s Greetings from the W&RSETA

As we prepare to close our offices for the year on 22 December 2020, the W&RSETA CEO, Tom Mkhwanazi has shared his annual year-end message in which he reflects on the year and extends gratitude to all stakeholders for the commitment to the mandate of skills development.

We wish all our stakeholders wonderful festive period and a thriving 2021.

Click here for the message

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO) SKILLS NEEDS SURVEY

Youth and female beneficiaries of skills development programmes in the Wholesale and Retail Sector are invited to participate in the Rapid Assessment of Skilling and Reskilling Needs Arising from the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Africa from the International Labour Organisation, under the auspices of the Skills Anticipation Component of the Skills Initiative for Africa a project of the African Union Commission and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).

Click here for the official request and the link for the survey.

Please contact Prof Hoosen Rasool for related queries at hoosen@frresearch.co.za or 083 786 9329.

W&RSETA CELEBRATES 20-YEAR MILESTONE WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN PERFORMANCE AND AN UNQUALIFIED AUDIT

The W&RSETA has recorded a four-year high in its performance during the 2019/20 financial year which was announced at the Annual General Meeting. The main highlights was the improvement in performance from 31% in 2018/19 to 67% as well as an unqualified audit report from the Auditor-General South Africa.

We invite you to share these milestones and highlights from the W&RSETA’s 20-year history.

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WHOLESAY NOVEMBER 2020

The last issue of the WholeSay newsletter for 2020 features the W&RSETA 2020 Annual General Meeting and a graduation celebration of learners from SupaTrade Spar. There are also notices of current adverts for COVID-19 Additional Stipends, PPE and Data Support Grants, the second Discretionary Grants and Research Agenda.

 

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W&RSETA 2019/20 ANNUAL REPORT ADOPTED BY STAKEHOLDERS

Stakeholders of the W&RSETA approved the SETA’s 2019/20 Annual Report at the Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2020.

Click here for the presentation and the Annual Report

COVID-19 SUPPORT INTERVENTION: ADDITIONAL STIPENDS FOR 18.2 (UNEMPLOYED) LEARNERS ENROLLED ON LEARNERSHIPS

W&RSETA stakeholders are  informed  that the W&RSETA is providing grant funding for additional stipends for unemployed learners enrolled in learnerships who have been receiving stipends during the COVID-19 national lockdown and whose training period was extended as a result of the lockdown. Only companies that continued to pay stipends during the lockdown when training did not take place, and subsequently extended the learning period with the number of months lost due to the lockdown may apply for the grant. Applications should be made by 29 January 2021.

Click here for the notice and here for the application form