February 2013

By the time you read this, you would have probably worked off the Valentine 's Day goodies received this February!

We hope that your year has started off on a positive note and you're getting ready for the end of the first quarter. The upcoming event to diarise is definitely the tenth Budget & Tax Update which will be run in March 2013, we hope to see you all there.

Keep reading to take note of other important events, applications, deadlines, etc.

Wishing you well
The Fasset Communications Team

Calling For Fasset Employers
The Ithemba Programme, sponsored by Fasset and delivered by S&T School of Accounting, has taken the learners over an 8 month journey where they completed the 7 requite modules of the Accounting Technician certificate. Click here to read more.
Funding Regulations and Grant Changes
The funding regulations to the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998) were promulgated on 3 December 2012. The Fasset Board met to discuss issues relating to the regulations and determine the impact on the current Seta strategy for 2013/2014. A very important change for employers to note is the reduction in the Mandatory Grant disbursement amount from 50% to 20% of the Skills Development Levy (SDL). From 2014 this grant will be due on 30 April. Click here to download the memorandum outlining the changes.
Mandatory Grant Application
The Mandatory Grant forms for 2013/2014 are now available. Click here to download the application forms. The deadline for this grant is 30 June 2013.
Introducing a Pivotal Grant
Fasset will refund employers up to 30% of the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for employed and unemployed people on learnerships, internships, or those completing qualifications or levels of undergraduate 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. Complete the application form in order for us to update your Fasset registration.

Budget & Tax Update 2013
The much anticipated annual Fasset Budget & Tax Update will be held in March 2013 across the country. Click here to complete your online registration for this event.

Management and Leadership material coming soon
Fasset ran a Management and Leadership workshop in November across the country. If you weren't able to attend or really enjoyed it click here to download the material.
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.
Sneak peak at Lifelong Learning
Click here for a look at the Free Lifelong Learning events that Fasset will be offering in 2013.
Scarce Skills in the Sector
Fasset's updated Scarce Skills Guide has been is now available for download. Click here for the 2013 version.
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 Tshepo Sechele the winner of our website lucky draw competition for November/December 2012.
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