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 Plan (NSDP).

SETAs are entities of the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are 21 SETAs; each servicing a specific economic sector of the Country.

 

WHOLESAY MAY 2024 

The May edition of WholeSay is now available. This month's highlights are the launch of the 2024 International Leadership Development Programme in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, as well as the CEO’s stakeholder engagement programme in the Western Cape.

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WHOLESAY SPECIAL EDITION

The special edition of WholeSay highlights recent significant milestones for the W&RSETA - the launch of the SETA’s first skills development in Limpopo and the unveiling of the second skills centre under construction in Reitz, Free State. that will elevate collaboration among SETA for greater impact. Also included are highlights from the launch of the SETA Integrated High Impact Projects. 

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STAKEHOLDER NOTICE – UPDATE ON SMME VOUCHER ACTIVATION

The W&RSETA wishes to update the beneficiaries of business support grants regarding the delay in activating the vouchers that have been issued for redemption.

The SETA apologies for the inconvenience caused to the stakeholders.

Related queries can be directed to the relevant provincial offices.

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2024/2025 DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW

The W&RSETA invites stakeholders operating in the Wholesale and Retail Sector to apply for the 2024/25 Discretionary Grant for Artisan and Candidacy programmes. These programmes will assist the SETA to achieve its annual targets while addressing national priorities.

Applications close on 7 June 2024. No late submissions will be considered.

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS: W&RSETA RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2024

W&RSETA stakeholders (employers and trade unions) as well as academics are invited to submit research papers for presentation and discussion at the W&RSETA Research Conference in October 2024. The conference is an enhancement to the W&RSETA’s role to conduct labour market research in the Wholesale and Retail Sector and disseminate key outcomes, findings, and recommendations of research studies.  

Proposals should be submitted to Pearl Makhudu at pmakhudu@wrseta.org.za by 31 July 2024.

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NEW REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS

The W&RSETA would like to draw the attention of its stakeholders to the decision taken on the registration of new assessors and moderators.

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W&RSETA DE-ACCREDITATION OF A SERVICE PROVIDER PHAAHLANA-MAHLAKO TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY PTY LTD

The W&RSETA hereby advises the stakeholders in the Wholesale and Retail Sector regarding the de-accreditation of Phaahlana-Mahlako Technology Academy (Pty) Ltd as the W&RSETA primary skills development Provider. 

The de-accreditation of the Phaahlana-Mahlako Technology Academy (Pty) Ltd is for 2 years as per the W&RSETA Policy, effective 1 March 2024. We endeavor to fulfill this mandate in partnership with the QCTO, our stakeholders and learners.

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