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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.


2019 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS ROADSHOW

The W&RSETA invites skills development providers to the national roadshow on the SETA’s occupational qualifications. Sessions will be held nationwide from 16 October – 22 November 2019.

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2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Constituent business and labour organisations of the W&RSETA, wholesale and retail companies, institutions of learning, training providers and interested parties are invited to the 2019 Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held on 13 November 2019 in Cape Town.

Click here for the notice .


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


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.

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”).

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  Riverside Office Park | Hennops House | 1303 Heuwel Avenue
Cnr. Lenchen South and Heuwel Avenue | Centurion, PRETORIA
South Africa,0167  
  Private Bag X106 | Centurion | 0046
Switch board: 012 622 9500
 
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