December 2019


The festive season spirit is in the air, most organisations in our sector are preparing for December closure this week. Fasset still remains committed to attending to your skills development needs; we will be closing our offices on the 20th December 2019 and reopening on the 02nd January 2020.

On behalf of the Fasset team, I would like to wish you a blessed holiday season with your loved ones. If you will be travelling, please be safe on the road until we meet again in 2020.

Kind Regards
Ayanda Mafuleka - CEO

1 Fasset welcomes new staff members

It gives me great pleasure to welcome the following staff members to the Fasset family:
a) Mr. Zakariya Alli CA(SA) who is joining us in his capacity as the Chief Financial Officer; and
b) Ms. Nomkhosi Shabangu who joins us in her capacity as the Assistant Board Secretary.

We welcome our new colleagues and wish them all the success in their professional journey with us.

Compulsory Online Submission of Mandatory Grant Applications

The Mandatory Grant (Combination of Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report) due on 30 April 2020 must be submitted online by all organisations that are levy contributing. All companies (Large, Medium and Small) are required to submit their applications online. In an effort to assist employers in the process, Fasset will publish guidelines for submission on its website, and endeavour to open the functionality for submission, early in the new year.

Apply for Fasset’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme Loan Repayment Grant

Learners on learnerships are often cash-strapped. Some learners are paying tuition fees to complete their studies; others are repaying their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loan. Fasset would like to encourage employers to ensure that learners, who are eligible for the grant, apply. Applications are opening on the 15 November 2019 and close on the 14 February 2020.

For more information on how to apply for this opportunity of a lifetime, please visit our website on

4 Discretionary Grants funding window - apply now!

Please be reminded about the Discretionary Grants (DG) funding windows that are currently open and will close on the 14 February 2020.

  • Learner Employment Grant for (Employed Learners) 18.1
  • Non-PIVOTAL Learner Employment Grant (Permanent Employment and Learners on Internships)
  • Bursary Grant
Please click here to read more on the various offerings and submit your applications.


Lifelong Learning events - Labour relations and labour law workshops

FASSET invites its registered members to join us for a one-day workshop on Labour Relations and Labour Law. This training is targeting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME's) and large firms. Delegates will understand the importance of compliance to legislation and how to avoid Labour Relation pitfalls. The delegate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of labour relations issues. It will also allow the delegate to facilitate fair and equitable adjustments and implementation of the various labour related acts.

Click here to register your attendance online.

Please note that it is the role of the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) to distribute this invitation and its information to all relevant individuals in the organisation. Registration for the first seminar closes on 21 January 2020, thereafter, 5 working days before the commencement of each seminar.

Support to Non-levy payers

Non-levy paying employers can register with Fasset and enjoy Seta benefits (Discretionary Grants) and other incentives such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.


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.