May 2012
  Its hard to believe June is upon us, and we're almost into the sixth month of the year. A reminder that the all important Mandatory Grant application deadline of 30 June is fast approaching. Be sure to submit your application on time in order to qualify for a 50% refund on your Skills Development Levy (SDL).

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

Kindest Regards
Marelda
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.
Funding Decision 2012/13
The Fasset Board recently held its annual strategic planning session for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Key decisions were made on Fasset's strategic direction for the upcoming financial year. For more information click here.
Bonani work readiness program is now recruiting!
Guarantee Trust, in conjunction with Fasset, is offering a chance for 350 commerce graduates to be on a unique work-readiness program called Bonani, which will ultimately lead to employment. Training is free and an allowance will be received for attendance through the 6 month program that will be starting in July 2012.
Click here for more information on how to register.
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.
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.
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.
Grant Payment Schedule
The latest payment run for the Grants was 29 May 2012.
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.
Grant Support
Fasset will be providing assistance with the completion of the Mandatory Grant application to the following employers: Employers with more than 50 employees Newly registered employers Newly registered SDFs This assistance will take place in April, May and June 2012 and must be arranged with the Senior Skills Planning Officer (romaana.vally@fasset.org.za)
Budget & Tax Update 2012
Fasset's ever-popular Budget & Tax Update event was held across the country in March 2012. 6503 delegates were trained as compared with 5810 during the 2011 Update.
Click here to download the material distributed. We have also launch a new elecotronic self assessment for your convenience.
Global Economic Outlook
Fasset's Global Economic Outlook seminar will be held countrywide in May and June 2012 and will provide an overview of the global and local economic environment. Click here to register.
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 will be conducted from April 2012. 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 to a value greater than R50 000 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 Wilri Engelbrecht the winner of our website lucky draw competition for April 2012.
086 101 0001
fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za