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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE SERVICES SETA AND THE SETA GRANT REGULATIONS PASSED ON 3 DECEMBER

14 December 2012   (0 Comments)
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE SERVICES SETA AND THE SETA GRANT REGULATIONS PASSED ON 3 DECEMBER 2012
11 December 2012

Dear Member,

Call for Expressions of Interest from Services SETA Member Employers Employers - closing date for submissions: 11 January 2013

The Services SETA has allocated discretionary funds to support the implementation of the Services SETA Sector Skills Plan and is seeking expressions of interest from member organisations that wish to train staff, act as champions and implement relevant programmes.Click here to access requirements and related details.

Please note that all enquiries regarding the EoI should be in writing and may be directed to a e-mail eoi@serviceseta.org.za by 11:00 on 10 January 2013. The closing date for submissions is 11 January 2013. The Services Seta web address is http://www.serviceseta.org.za

NOTE: Employers who do not complete or submit as expression of interest will not be eligible to discretionary grants for the next funding window. Services SETA will be unable to include your skills needs in the Sector Skills Plan.

Government Gazette - Regulation Gazette No 35940 of 03-December-2012 Volume 570 No 9867 regarding the Skills Development Act 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)

The Seta Grant regulations were passed by the Minister on 3 December 2012. The regulations have a significant impact on business and we believe that Business Unity South Africa needs to challenge this. In the draft regulations published for public comment the proposal was that 50% of the mandatory grant be split by employers being able to claim back 40% of submissions of work place skills plans and accelerated training and development, and the balance of 10% being claimed for the pivotal grant scheme. In the new regulations published and released this week, the mandatory grant has been reduced to 20%.

We as business do not believe that there was a proper consultation process and it makes no sense to drop the mandatory grant from 40% to 20%. Government has to realise that this is employers’ money and Government cannot dictate to employers what they should do with their money and how they should be able to claim it back. Most of the SETAs are dysfunctional in respect of training and development and this is a further blow to what employers can claim back.

Click here to access the letter from CAPES to BUSA

Click here to access the Regulation Gazette No 35940 of 03-December-2012 Volume 570 No 9867


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