April 2012
  We trust that you are well rested after the April long weekends! The next few months are sure to be busy, especially with the all important Mandatory Grant application deadline of 30 June fast approaching.

If you've missed the Budget and Tax Update 2012, which saw over 6000 delegates attending, you'll be pleased to know that we've included a link for you to download the content. There are also a number of other Fasset events on offer over the next few months, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Lastly, be sure to take a closer look at the Fasset benefits for the year ahead in conjunction with Fasset's new strategic funding direction.

To find out about what's happening at Fasset, read below, or visit the website: www.fasset.org.za

Kindest Regards
Fasset Benefits 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013
Click here for a full list of Fasset benefits available to Skills Development Levy (SDL) Paying and Non-SDL Paying Employers.
Funding Decision 2012/13
The Fasset Board recently held its annual strategic planning session for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Key decisions were made on Fasset's strategic direction for the upcoming financial year. For more information click here.
Are you up-to-date? Let us know!
If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za, so that we can update your details on our database.
Non Levy Payer (NLP) Membership Renewal
The benefits of registering with Fasset as a non-levy-paying member are substantial. Your organisation can benefit from free training seminars, cash grants (when you employ learners on learnerships), access to work-ready graduates and much more. All Non Levy Payer (NLP) employer registrations should be renewed by 30 June each year. We have also created an opportunity for NLPs with more than 50 employees to register with Fasset and complete a more comprehensive training plan and report on training conducted. Complete the application form to ensure you receive all the Fasset benefits.
Grant application forms
Click here to download the latest grant application forms. Each form contains a section where changes to the forms have been outlined, for your convenience. Click here to read more. Should you have any queries, please contact the Call Centre.
SCG Payment Schedule
The next payment run for the Strategic Cash Grants is scheduled for May 2012.
Deadline Reminder
The deadline for the Mandatory Grant submission is 30 June 2012. Please note that this deadline falls on a Saturday and Fasset will be open from 08h00 - 16h30 to receive submissions.
Grant Support
Fasset will be providing assistance with the completion of the Mandatory Grant application to the following employers:
  • Employers with more than 50 employees
  • Newly registered employers
  • Newly registered SDFs
This assistance will take place in April, May and June 2012 and must be arranged with the Senior Skills Planning Officer (romaana.vally@fasset.org.za)
Thusanani Work Readiness Program. Now Recruiting for 2012 Second Intake!
The Thusanani Work Readiness Programme is aimed at preparing graduates to successfully enter the corporate world and imparts critical employability skills to these young graduates.
Click here for more information on how to register.
Budget & Tax Update 2012
Fasset's ever-popular Budget & Tax Update event was held across the country in March 2012. 6503 delegates were trained as compared with 5810 during the 2011 Update. Click here to download the material distributed at this event as well as the summary article and self assessment Q&A.
Negotiating Skills
Fasset is currently running a Lifelong Learning course on Influencing and Negotiating Skills, click here to review the course outline and register.
Global Economic Outlook
Fasset is currently running a Lifelong Learning course on Global Economic Outlook, click here to review the course outline and register.
Fasset invitations
Fasset invitations to the free Lifelong Learning events are sent out via email, and then via fax a week before the commencement of the first event. Please ensure that the emails are not directed to your junk mail folder so that you are able to respond to the invitation timeously and avoid disappointment, by securing your registration early.
Sector Survey
Fasset has developed a labour market analysis and monitoring system that consists of comprehensive sector surveys every five years, the annual analyses of grant applications submitted to us, and various ad hoc research projects. The field research for the third survey will be conducted from April to August 2012, click here to read more. The 2007 survey can be downloded from the Fasset website.
Making Best Practice Count Awards 2012
Fasset will once again this year be running the Making Best Practice Count Awards. We encourage all employers, regardless of company size to enter the awards. Click here to download the application form.
Fasset Tender Bulletin
Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement to a value greater than R50 000 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.
Fraud Prevention
In order to assist Fasset in giving effect to our Fraud Prevention Plan, we encourage all stakeholders to make use of the Fasset Tip Offs Hotline 0800 205 054 to notify Fasset of any suspected fraudulent activities impacting on Fasset.
Win Win Win
Congratulations to Vuyolethu Tuswa the winner of our website lucky draw competition for March 2012.
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