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.

 

2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Constituent business and labour organisations of the W&RSETA, wholesale and retail companies, institutions of learning, training providers and interested stakeholders  are informed that the  2020 Annual General Meeting of the W&RSETA will be held on  24 November 2020 at 15H00 in Durban and virtually.

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COVID-19 SUPPORT GRANT FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND DATA FOR 18.2 LEARNERS ON LEARNERSHIPS AND SKILLS PROGRAMMES

W&RSETA stakeholder companies are invited to apply for the COVID-19 Support Grant for PPE and data for unemployed learners who are currently enrolled on the SETA’s programmes. The Support Grant is aimed at supporting learners who were enrolled on the W&RSETA-funded learnerships and skills programmes in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years, to return to the classroom or resume learning through online platforms.  

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Click here for the Covid-19 Support Grant Procedure

Click here for the Application Form

W&RSETA WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2020

The September issue of Wholesale features a testimonial from Ultra Liquors on how they are surviving the impact of COVID-19 through some of the W&RSETA support initiatives and programmes.  Highlights from our  virtual webinar with the National Small Business Chamber are also included. Our success story for the month features a beneficiary from the Workplace Experience programme.
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MINISTER BE NZIMANDE APPOINTS W&RSETA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Stakeholders are informed that the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr BE Nzimande has appointed Mr Tom Mkhwanazi as the Chief Executive Officer of the W&RSETA. The appointment is effective for the period up to 31 March 2025.

Please click here for the official announcement by the Board of the W&RSETA.

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE - OFFICE RELOCATIONS

The W&RSETA  informs stakeholders of the relocation of some of its provincial offices during September 2020. Stakeholders are welcome to contact the respective Provincial Managers on the contact list attached should the need arise.

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MEASURES TO ADDRESS DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF CLAIMS FROM THE DG 19/20 PROJECT

Participating companies in the SME DG 19/20 project are hereby informed about the measures that the W&RSETA has implemented to expedite the payment of claims from the project.

 

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