January 2013

Welcome back from your festive season break. We trust that you are well rested and wish you the very best for the New Year. It's going to be another exciting, yet busy year in the Fasset sector. That all important deadline of 15 February 2013 is just around the corner for stakeholders who wish to apply for the various Fasset discretionary grants on offer. Please note that the recently released grant regulations stipulate that the majority of Seta and employer spend must be on NQF registered qualifications, learnerships and internships. Be sure to follow the link below for more information on the grant regulations.

This will be my last issue as e-facts editor. It has been a great opportunity and privilege for me to serve our stakeholders through this newsletter. After four years at Fasset and roughly forty monthly editions of e-facts, I would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to skills development and "making the future count".

And with that, I bring to you the first issue of e-facts for 2013, jam-packed with information and details of the upcoming deadlines, events and much more!

Kindest Regards

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.
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 the grant will be due on 30 April. Click here to download the memorandum outlining all these changes.
Discretionary Grant Deadline Reminder: 15 February 2013
The following Discretionary Grant applications are due on by 15 February 2013. Please note that no deadline extensions will be granted. Click here to download the application forms or view the changes to the grant forms.
- Assessor and Moderator Grant
- Learnership Cash Grant (Entry and Exit)
- NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant
- SMME Grant
- Strategic Cash Grant
Mandatory Grant Application
The Mandatory Grant forms for 2013/2014 are now available. Click here to download the application forms.
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.

Budget & Tax Update 2013
The much anticipated annual Fasset Budget & Tax Update will be held in March 2013 across the country. Keep your eye on our website for the registration information.

Fasset's 2013 Strategy Implementation
Click here to download a guide to the Fasset 2013 strategy and to help align your organisation in order to get the maximum benefit from Fasset.
Management and Leadership Material
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 Skills Development Facilitator (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.
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 Charmaine Lotter the winner of our website lucky draw competition for November/December 2012.
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