March 2013

Now that the first quarter of 2013 is over, we trust that you are all looking forward to the undoubtedly well-deserved Easter break!

At Fasset, we are as busy as always, finalising year-end targets while at the same time, gearing up for the start of a new financial year. Bearing this in mind, please take note of the new grant application forms in conjunction with Fasset's strategic funding direction.

Wishing you well
The Fasset Communications Team

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. 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.
Discretionary Grants
Please note that the following Discretionary Grant application forms and guidelines for 2013/2014 are available on the website for your convenience.
  • Assessor and Moderator Grant 2013/2014
  • Learnership Cash Grant 2013/2014
  • NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant 2013/2014
  • Pivotal Grant 2013/2014
The submission period for this grant opens on 1 April 2013.
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 Material
The tenth annual Fasset Budget & Tax Update was held in March 2013 across the country. Keep an eye on the Fasset communication for the material that was distributed at this event.

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, 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 Louise Madgwick the winner of our website lucky draw competition for February 2013.
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