January 2020

W&RSETA CRITICAL SKILLS APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/20

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) hereby invites qualifying levy paying companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector to apply for a special project in Critical Skills for the 2019/20 financial year.

All Applications must be submitted electronically via the email. Kindly note that applications submitted through any other means, including hand deliveries, will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2020

W&RSETA CRITICAL SKILLS APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/20

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) hereby invites qualifying levy paying companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector to apply for a special project in Critical Skills for the 2019/20 financial year.

All Applications must be submitted electronically via the email. Kindly note that applications submitted through any other means, including hand deliveries, will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2020

2020/21 Grant Season is now open!

W&RSETA registered wholesale and retail companies have until 30 April 2020 to submit Annexure II (Workplace Skills Plan / Annual Training Report / PIVOTAL Plan) documents for the 2020/21 financial year. Submissions must be made on the new Management Information System which is accessible from www.wrsetaonline.org.za under Stakeholder Login. Stakeholders that require assistance to access the system or require capacitation should contact their relevant regional office.

WORKPLACE-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMMES REGULATIONS

Stakeholders are reminded of the Regulations on Workplace-based Learning Programmes which came into effect on 18 November 2018. The W&RSETA has prepared a guideline to assist stakeholders to comply with the Regulations. Please note that compliance is not optional and is effective from 18 November 2018. Stakeholder should contact their relevant W&RSETA regional office for assistance with these requirements.

Click here for the Regulations and guideline

MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2019/20 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 September 2019
  • Quarter 2 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 December 2019
  • Quarter 3 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 March 2020
  • Quarter 4 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 June 2020

MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2019/20 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 September 2019
  • Quarter 2 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 December 2019
  • Quarter 3 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 March 2020
  • Quarter 4 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 June 2020

SUBMISSION OF INVOICES TO THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS

ATTENTION: SERVICE PROVIDERS

You are kindly reminded that all compliant invoices should be submitted to the W&RSETA official invoice email address (invoiceadmin@wrseta.org.za) to ensure timeous processing of invoices.

Stakeholders are further reminded that the turnaround time for payment of compliant invoices is 30 working days.

Your cooperation in this regard would be appreciated.

NATIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PLAN PUBLISHED

On 7 March 2019, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor, after consultation with the National Skills Authority, published propagated the highlight anticipated National Skill Development Plan (NSDP)which replaces the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The NSDP will become the blue print for skills development in South Africa and will be implemented from 1 April 2020.

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

Introduction

For W&RSETA requirements with an estimated Rand value above R500 000, the standard competitive process will be followed. The W&RSETA tender requirements will be published in the selected media, Government Tender Bulletin including the W&RSETA website, where a maximum of 10 points may be allocated for specific goals (detailed in section 2(1)(d) of the PPPFA). The difference will be calculated between the functionality and price score. 

 

Payment Process

The W&RSETA is committed to ensuring that our payment processes are expedited in the most efficient and effective manner. The preferred method of payment opt by the W&RSETA is the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). In order to assist us is this process the following would be required:

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.

Archives

The draft SSP 2013/14 Update was submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on 30 August 2013. We welcome further feedback on the draft in preparation for the final SSP 2013/14 Update which is due for submission to the DHET on 15 November 2013. Comments and feedback may be submitted to ssp@wrseta.org.za by no later than 31 October 2013

W&RSETA SSP QUESTIONNAIRE 2013

 

SAQA act

Act No 58 1995 provides for the development and implementation of a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and for this purpose for the establishment of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Guidlines on Strategy and Priorities for National Qualification Framework 2011-12.

 

Skills Act

(A). Skills Development Act and Skills Development Levies Act

The Government's commitment to promote active labour market policies is well documented in the Skills Development Act, 1998 and the Skills Development Levy Act , 1999. These two pieces of legislation introduce new institutions, programmes and funding policies designed to increase investment in skills development.

There are two over-riding priorities that this legislation seeks to address.