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Welcome to W&RSETA
| 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.


NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATING IN THE W&RSETA PROJECTS 2011/12 to 2016/17

Following the communique of 13 November 2018 on the W&RSETA Backlog project to finalise all outstanding projects by 30 December 2018, the W&RSETA wishes to inform stakeholders that the project has been extended to 30 June 2019.

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CLOSURE OF THE 2015/16 SME DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROJECTS

Stakeholders who participated in the 2015/16 SME Discretionary Grant Project are informed that the project will be closed on 21 June 2019. Companies that participated in the project and had complied with all the requirements (deliverables) of the projects but have not been paid the outstanding grants are requested to contact the W&RSETA SME Support Department as soon as possible.

Companies must submit thee outstanding grant claims by 31 May 2019

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2019/20 SECTOR SKILLS PLAN (SSP) CONSULTATION SESSIONS

Wholesale and retail companies are invited to the annual stakeholder consultation session on the SSP in preparation for submission to the DHET. Stakeholder participation is critical to ensure that key skills requirements are prioritised for the Wholesale and Retail Sector. Sessions will be convened nationally between 4 June and 23 July 2019.

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2019 RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

The Department of Higher Education and Training will convene the annual Research Colloquium on 17 and 18 September 2019 which will focus on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Interested individuals and/or institutions are invited to submit papers on this topic by 19 May 2019 for consideration.

Click here for the Call for Papers notice.


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.

The full document is available here


TAXATION LAWS AMEDNMENT 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


MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2018/19 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

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


     
     
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Cnr. Lenchen South and Heuwel Avenue | Centurion, PRETORIA
South Africa,0167  
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