September 2020


As we move into this wonderful warm weather of spring, for me personally this season spells new beginnings! I’m excited that the lockdown restrictions have been reduced to Level 2 from 1 September 2020; however, we are not yet out of the danger of the Covid 19 pandemic, we still need to remain vigilant at all times.

I would like to inform you that our Annual General Meeting will not take place in September due the changes in the whole public sector that was brought about the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. However, the provisional date for the AGM is 03rd December 2020, and communication will be shared in due course.

Please take note that our external auditors, the Auditor-General of South Africa will be finalising the external audit for the financial year 2019/20 by end of September 2020, in time for the Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande to table our Annual Integrated Report in Parliament in November 2020, it will then be made available to the sector beginning of December 2020.

In Septembe we celebrate our heritage month as a nation, as we celebrate let us be reminded that a nation's heritage resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

To find out about what's happening at Fasset please read below or visit:

Yours truly
Ayanda Mafuleka CA(SA)

1 Appointment of the Independent members of the Audit and Risk Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the independent Audit & Risk Committee members who will be serving Fasset until 31 March 2025; we welcome them to the organisation and we look forward to working with this professional team.

Ms Malande Tonjeni - Chairperson of the Audit & Risk Committee
Ms Tonjeni is a Chartered Accountant. She currently works as a consultant, independent director and trustee on several boards in the private and public sector, pension funds and employee trusts. She is an experienced Finance Executive and General Manager in mining, manufacturing and financial services industries. She holds various Post-graduate Diplomas, including an International Executive Development Programme from INSEAD.

Mr. T. Maphanga
Mr. Maphanga has 20 years of experience working in Information and Communications Technology services. Currently working as Director: ICT focusing on strengthening ICT Governance, Risk and Compliance (COBIT 5/CGICT/MCGICT); Consulting on ICT Strategy, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning; ICT Project Management, Data Privacy, ICT Auditing and Information Security. His areas of interest include integration of "Control Self-Assessment" and "Enterprise Systems Design Thinking" for continuous integration and delivery of customer-centric solutions. He is a member of IITPSA, IRMSA and SAMEA.

Advocate Manasoe Justinus Matime
Adv. Matime has been practicing as an Advocate for 13 years. He holds a Bachelors of Law (LLB), Masters of Law (LLM) in Development specializing in Environmental and Mining Law from the University of Limpopo. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in drafting and interpretation of contract from University of Johannesburg as well as a Certificate of Advance Construction Contracts from the University of Pretoria. Adv. Matime is a very passionate, diligent and hardworking professional. His motto in life is to make a difference in people's lives.

Mr. Vernon Makaleni
Mr. Makaleni is an Accounting and Master's graduate in Public Administration and Management, who is passionate about the public service and what it aims to achieve. With more than 10 years senior management experience in the public sector and as a Chief Director until 2018, he was responsible for overseeing the implementation of risk management in the Gauteng Provincial Government and its municipalities. The effective functioning of the provincial government's Audit and Risk Committee structures was also key to his portfolio. His experience includes financial management, internal audit, risk management and governance. An enthusiastic sports supporter who enjoys the outdoor.


Registering of Learners on learnerships

Employers and/or training providers are urged to make use of the updated Learnership & Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreement available on the Fasset website. Please click here to access the agreement when registering learners on learnerships. The old learnership agreements will no longer be considered and will be rejected. All signed Learnership & Workplace-based Learning Programme Agreements/Learnership agreements are to be submitted to this e-mail address:

Learners/trainees who are completing cross-sectoral learnerships

Employers/training providers are urged to send completion letters, verification/external moderation reports or completion certificates received from their respective Setas to enable them to qualify for funding as per the funding criteria available on this link under downloads.

Fasset also requires the data to update achievements accordingly and for reporting to the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

4 Accreditation Applications

We would like to notify all applicants who have submitted their applications for accreditation of the delays in evaluation of the applications, these delays are due to the team working remotely; however, we are trying our best to access and complete as many evaluations as possible. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused; and special attention will be given once the team is able to access the files in the office. New applications for accreditations are to be submitted to and queries to be addressed to


ICB qualifications certificates

Learners are hereby notified that ICB is now printing ICB full qualification certificates on behalf of Fasset. Any new or re-issue requests will be issued by ICB; please direct your queries to

Professional Body Certificates

We are currently experiencing delays with issuing professional body certificates, i.e. IIASA, ACFE, ATSA etc due to the team working remotely. We are therefore requesting that all professional bodies issue letters confirming the completion of the qualification to trainees who urgently require confirmation. Please e-mail us at for further assistance in this regard.


NLP (Non-Levy Payer) Applications

NLPs are encouraged to apply/renew their NLPs. Employers that have not done so are reminded to apply in order to qualify for discretionary grants once the funding window opens in due course. NLP forms are available on this link and can be emailed to


Mandatory Grants under queries

Employers who have submitted their mandatory grants by the deadline date and have been issued with query letters are hereby reminded to respond to the query letters as soon as they receive them to avoid delays in their levy payments. Responses are to be uploaded on the Portal or on


Fasset Success Stories

We always love to hear back from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes and encourage these stories via email as well on our Facebook page. Click here to read a few comments of gratitude and success stories from the Fasset beneficiaries.


Fasset Tender Bulletin

Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement at the relevant threshold according to supply chain regulations is advertised on our website and we advise prospective service providers to regularly check the Tender Bulletin section for new information relating to Fasset's service requirements and on our website.


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.
Win Win Win

Congratulations to Buza Bengu from Phiweyinkosi Accounting and Tax Services the winner of our website lucky draw competition for August 2020.