March 2017

Zandile Skosana
Marketing and


We had a lot on our tray this month, from finalising our year-end targets; processing all the discretionary grant applications received; to finalising contracts with our new bursary management partners, while at the same time, gearing up for the start of the new financial year in April.

We would like to acknowledge all stakeholders in the sector and thank you for your participation and unwavering support. The 2016/17 financial year had its highlights and challenges, and we still remain focused on ensuring that we achieve maximum impact in all of our interventions, as well as to continue working on building a lasting legacy of learning and development.

To ensure that your skills development needs are catered for, please remember that the deadline for the Mandatory Grant submission is 30 April 2016. Just one month to go!

Keep reading to take note of other important events, applications and deadlines.

Kind Regards
Zandile Skosana

1 Fasset Incentives Update

Fasset will be hosting its customary Incentives Update from 5-7 April 2017 in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. SDFs are encouraged to attend as the grants available for the 2017/18 year will be discussed, as well as the Mandatory Grant.

These workshops aim to empower Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) with information on the benefits of being a member of the Seta, and provide information on Fasset's strategy.

Registrations are still open on the Fasset website at; please reserve your seat today if you have not already done so.

Mandatory Grants

The Mandatory Grant (MG) is due on Sunday, 30 April 2017. The MG system has been open for submissions since 9 January 2017. All of the requirements and online system manuals are on the website. If, as the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) you do not have the log-in details for your organisation, please contact the Call Centre on 086 101 0001.

Please note that the Fasset offices are not open over the deadline weekend, but the Processing and Quality Assurance team is available to assist you with your submissions throughout April.

Career Awareness

The National Skills Authority (NSA), together with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) hosted a successful National Skills Conference which took place at Saint George Hotel, Irene in Pretoria on the 23-24 March 2017. Some of the event highlights were the exhibitions housing more than 50 entities showcasing the diverse career fields to high school learners in the Gauteng region.

Fasset has partnered with AAT (SA), SAICA and Deloitte in its exhibition stall and interacted with more than 4 500 learners over the two day event. We would like to thank Phumzile Phatedi and Thembi Phuti (AAT(SA)); Moagi Mpshe and Phophi Tshikosi (Deloitte) for participating at this event as our partners in the finance and accounting services sector. This partnership has added great flair to the event and we look forward to more partnerships in future events.
4 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Loan Repayment Grant

The NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant (NLRG) is available to learners at levy-paying and non-levy paying employers, who require assistance in the repayment of their loan. The grant is available for African Black learners, Coloured learners in the Western and Northern Cape only, and learners with disabilities commencing, or completing a learnership during the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. This period is applicable to the 2017/2018 financial year. The repayments are made directly to NSFAS and are based on a tariff linked to the period of study. Applications for the NLRG open on the 1 April 2017.


Support to Non-Levy Payers (NLPs)

NLP employers can register with Fasset and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives, such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.

Learnership Registrations and NLP Registrations

When submitting learnership agreements for registration, employers are requested to please attach a copy of their EMP201. For NLP registrations submitted from 1 April 2017, the requirement of an EMP201 will be instituted.


Do we have your correct details?

If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at, so that we can update your details on our database. You can also login to verify or update your details.


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