August 2012

Reflecting back on the fast-paced month of August, one can't help but take a few moments to remember the beautiful snow which we had experienced, as well as South Africa's achievement of 6 medals during the 2012 Olympic Games and our cricket wins which gained us ranking as number one cricket team in the world! The Paralympic Games are also off to a good start with yet another gold medal win for South Africa.

It was inspiring to see the excitement amongst South Africans during what was a great sporting month indeed! No matter where you were in the world, as a South African you cheered on during these proudly South African moments.

For the Fasset Board, who were locked in a two-day strategic planning session, it meant taking time during the tea and lunch breaks to enjoy the snow and support Caster Semenya during the Olympics 800 meter semi-finals.

Fasset always has "proudly South African" as top of mind as we engage in skills development for the South African finance and accounting sector. To find out more about what's happening at Fasset read below or visit our website:

Kindest Regards

Fasset's NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant (NLRG) Launched
Fasset is inviting learners on a Fasset sector learnership, to apply for the Fasset NLRG which is geared towards assisting learners to become financially independent of their NSFAS debt. For more information or to download the application form click here. The grant application must be submitted to Fasset by no later than 15 February 2013.
Fasset Annual Function 2012 - A show not to be missed!
A "Skills at Work" themed show, incorporating Fasset's AGM, Best Practice Awards Ceremony and Projects Showcase. Click here to register for the breakfast function which will be held at the Randpark Golf Club, Randburg, Johannesburg.

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.

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.
Grant Processing
Thank you to all those that submitted the Mandatory Grant by 30 June 2012. The assessment process has begun and the first payment is scheduled for the end of August 2012. Should you receive a letter of Query, please ensure that you respond within the indicated time period to ensure that you are considered for grant approval.
Changes in Discretionary Grants
The 2012/2013 financial year has brought about a few changes in the Fasset discretionary grant environment, such as the funding of only African learners on the Strategic Cash Grant and the Learnership Cash Grant. Click here for an outline of all these changes. The grant application forms are available for download from the website.
Business Writing for Budding Professionals
Fasset's two-day free Business Writing workshop will be held in August and September 2012 across the country. Click here to register your learners and staff for this event.
Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud
Fasset's free seminar on Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud will be held countrywide in September 2012 and will cover the subject principles and provide practical tips. Click here to register for this event.
Coming Soon: Compliance with Changes in Legislation
Keep an eye out for the invite to the Free Lifelong Learning seminar on Compliance with Changes in Legislation.
Download your Certificates of Attendance
If you attended one of our Lifelong Learning events, please remember that the SDF of your organisation can download your certificate of attendance using their stakeholder login details.
Sector Survey
Fasset has developed a labour market analysis and monitoring programme that consists of comprehensive sector surveys every five years. The field research for the third survey is currently being conducted and your participation will be highly appreciated. Interesting results of the 2007 survey can be downloaded from the Fasset website .
Sector Skills Plan Update
The draft Fasset Sector Skills Plan (SSP) Update 2013/14 for the 2013 to 2018 period is available for download . This SSP contains the blueprint for the Seta's strategy and activities for the third National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) for the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
Year 11 Grant Analysis
The analysis for the 2010/2011 grant applications is available for download. Click here to read more about training in the Fasset sector.
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 Jacoob Vahed the winner of our website lucky draw competition for July 2012.
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