June 2012
 It's almost the end of June, which means that there are only a few hours to go before the Mandatory Grant application deadline of 30 June arrives! Be sure to submit your application on time to qualify for a 50% refund on your Skills Development Levy (SDL).

Another date to diarise is 13 September 2012 when Fasset will be hosting its annual AGM, Best Practice Awards Ceremony and Annual Thank You Function. This year's function will be a breakfast function and will be held at the Randpark Golf Club. Further details will follow in the July issue of e-facts.

There are also a number of Fasset events on offer over the next few months, so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.

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

Kindest Regards
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.
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.
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.
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
The 2012/2013 financial year has brought about a few new changes in the Fasset grant application forms. Click here for an outline of all these changes. The grant application forms are available for download from the website.
Negotiating Skills to Reach a Deal
Recently held in April/May 2012, this interactive workshop included techniques to promote effective communication and gave the delegates techniques for turning face-to-face confrontation into side-by-side problem solving. Click here to download the material distributed at the event as well as the self assessment Q&A.
Global Economic Outlook
Fasset's Global Economic Outlook seminar was held countrywide and provided an overview of the global and local economic environment. Click here to download the material distributed at this event.
Corporate Social Responsibiity
Fasset is offering this exciting new topic in July 2012. The seminar will cover the principles and practical application of CSR. The aim of this seminar is to provide guiding principles and benefits of CSR to organizations. Click here to register.
Coming Soon: Business Writing
Look out of rthe invite to our 2 day Business Writing workshop that will be held in August 2012.
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 is currently being conducted and your participation will be highly appreciated. The 2007 survey can be downloded from the Fasset website.
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.
Internship Accreditation
Fasset has commenced with internship accreditation. The accreditation of an organisation's internship accreditation programme allows for the recognition of the programme, as well as the formalisation of the implicit standards of the programme. Application form is available on the website in the ETQA section.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Professional bodies are occasionally asked if their CPD is SETA accredited. In most cases it is unlikely to be accredited because CPD is about ensuring that professional body members are informed of new developments in their areas of expertise and keep up to date with changes. Programme accreditation with a SETA is different and focuses on achieving a qualification or a unit standard.
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 Phindiwe Mngini the winner of our website lucky draw competition for May 2012.
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