April 2013

As we start the new financial year, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Communications Manager at Fasset and hope that you are all as excited as I am about 2013/2014.

The busy time starts soon, with the Mandatory Grant deadline of 30 June 2013 just around the corner. Please remember that the Skills Planning team is available to help should you require any assistance.

If you missed the Budget and Tax Update 2013, which saw over 6 500 delegates attending, you'll be pleased to know that we've included a link for you to download the content. The Lifelong Learning calendar is full of interesting topics this year, 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

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon

Mandatory Grant Application
The Mandatory Grant forms for 2013/2014 are now available. Click here to download the application forms. As the grant deadline for 2013 falls on a Sunday, Fasset offices will be closed on 29 and 30 June 2013. Employers must ensure that the applications are hand-delivered by 16h00 on Friday 28 June 2013. Should employers wish to submit the form on 29 or 30 June 2013, the document must be faxed or emailed to Fasset using the details provided.
Introducing a Pivotal Grant
Fasset will refund employers up to 50% of the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the education and training of employed and unemployed people on learnerships, internships, or those completing qualifications from NQF level 1 to 10 or levels of undergraduate qualifications. 30% of 50% will be available to any learner, while 20% will be available to Black African learners on internships, learnerships and qualifications. Applicable learners may be of any population group. Click here for more detail on the Pivotal Grant.
NLP Membership Renewal
The benefits of registering with Fasset as a non-levy-paying member are exponential. Your organisation can benefit from free training, cash grants (when you employ learners on learnerships), access to work-ready graduates and much more. All NLP registrations should be renewed annually. Please note that only firms with an up-to-date Fasset registration will be permitted to attend the free Lifelong Learning events. Complete the application form in order for us to update your Fasset registration.
Budget & Tax Update 2013
The tenth annual Fasset Budget & Tax Update was held in March 2013 across the country. Final material from the event and a self-assessment is available for download on the Fasset website.
Change Management
The Change Management seminar was held in April 2013 in a number of venues in South Africa. Final material from the event and a self-assessment will be available for download on the Fasset website shortly.

How to Manage your Business
Register for Fasset's Business Management event, scheduled for May 2013.

Fasset's 2013 Strategy Implementation
Register for Fasset's 2013 Strategy Implementation event, scheduled for May 2013.
Sneak peak at Lifelong Learning
Click here for a look at the Free Lifelong Learning events that Fasset will be offering in 2013.
Do we have your correct details?
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. You can also login to verify or update your details.
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.
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 Audrey Mathebula the winner of our website lucky draw competition for March 2013.
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