May 2013

It's hard to believe we're almost into the sixth month of the year.

A reminder that the all-important Mandatory Grant application deadline of 30 June 2013 is fast approaching. Be sure to submit your application on time in order to qualify for the 20% refund on your Skills Development Levy (SDL).

To find out about what's happening at Fasset, read below, or visit the website:

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon

Delay in Grant Payments
Owing to a delay in SDL payments from SARS, the May 2013 grant payment run has been delayed until further notice.
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.
Online Mandatory Grant Submissions
Applicants for the Mandatory Grant may submit the grant online; however Fasset still requires a signed copy of the application in order to approve the grant. Click here to capture your grant online.
Introducing a Pivotal Grant
Fasset will refund employers up to 49.5% 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. A maximum of 29.5% can be claimed for pivotal programmes implemented with White, Indian and Coloured learners, and non-South Africans. Any unutilised portion of the 29.5% and an additional 20% of the SDL may be claimed for African Black learners on pivotal programmes. Click here for more detail on the Pivotal Grant.
Internship Accreditation
Organisations that run internships can have them accredited. Interns on accredited internship programmes can be claimed on the Pivotal grant. Click here to download the accreditation application.

Valuing Diversity in the Workplace
Register for Fasset's 2013 Valuing Diversity in the Workplace event, scheduled for June 2013.

How to Manage your Business
The How to Manage your Business seminar was held in May 2013 in a number of venues in South Africa. Final material from the event and a self-assessment will be available for download on the Fasset website soon.
Fasset's 2013 Strategy Implementation
The Fasset Strategy Implementation Event was held in May 2013 in Midrand and Cape Town. The final presentation is available for download on the Fasset website.
Career Guidance
To find out how to get Fasset material for your Career Guidance programme, send an email to outlining your requirements.
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 Sandra Claassen the winner of our website lucky draw competition for April 2013.
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