August 2015

 

At the outset, I would like to introduce myself to this vibrant sector. I have just recently come on board in July and I am delighted to be joining the dynamic Fasset team as the new Communications Manager. My role in fulfilling Fasset's mission through strategic communications is critical as I will be partnering with all stakeholders to help us communicate the latest news and developments in our sector. I look forward to interacting with you.

We are celebrating Women's Day in August and what better time than now to dedicate the month and showcase our respect and love towards the women in our sector and in our lives. Kudos to all women in the Financial Services and Accounting sector for your hard work, dedication and passion to shaping this sector. Your contribution, however big and small, does not go unnoticed…we salute you! We wish you a blissful Women's month.

Zandile Skosana
Communications Manager

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Diarise Fasset's Annual Function

Fasset's combined Annual General Meeting and Thank You function will be held on Thursday, 10 September 2015 at The Venue in Melrose Arch. We would like to encourage all of our stakeholders to attend. The function provides our stakeholders with a wonderful opportunity to meet our Board Members, the executive team and our staff. It also provides stakeholders with an opportunity to learn more about Fasset's offerings and achievements. Our stakeholders will enjoy a hearty breakfast before the AGM. This will be followed by "a showcase" where Fasset will provide insights into how our innovative skills upliftment initiatives are helping to build a robust finance and accounting skills pipeline for the South African economy.
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Enter the Women's month challenge and Win!



In the spirit of celebrating Women's month throughout August, Fasset would like to challenge all women in the sector to "Coach & Mentor" an intern in their workplace. Let's raise the bar a little to see how well you can multi-task this month. Pair up with an intern and send us a story of your mentorship journey. An office selfie would hold you in good stead of winning. Fasset will select and award 3 inspiring stories. The winners will be announced in the September issue of eFacts.
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Employment ready graduates are now available for recruitment

Learners are available for placement into employment from three Fasset-funded Programmes: the Bonani 10 Bridging Programme, the EOH Abantu Graduate Bridging Programme and the Financial Markets Bridging Programme. The Hluma Bridging Programme is also currently still recruiting learners. Employers who are interested in recruiting from this pool are welcome to contact the following people for more information: Guaranteed Trust Corporate Support Services (GTCSS) Robbie Knott on 011 466 3312; EOH Graduate Bridging Programme can contact Tinyiko Mngqibisa on 011 700 0400 and for the Financial Markets Bridging Programme graduates you can contact Marilyn Ramplin on 011 783 9390. Learners who are interested in the Hluma Bridging Programme, offered by Madiba Bay Accounting and Training (MBAT) in partnership with NMMU, can contact Zandile Ndarala on 041 583 2214.
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2015 Learnership Tariffs Survey Participant Winner

Fasset would like to thank all the firm representatives that participated in our 2015 Learnership Tariffs Survey. The responses were very insightful and we greatly appreciate your input and feedback. As promised to all the participants, a lucky draw was conducted for one lucky winner of the Fasset Goodies Hamper, and the lucky winner is Arnold Theron from PC Bruwer and Partners. Thank you for completing the questionnaire and your hamper is on its way to the Free State. Fasset looks forward to your continuous support in transforming the Finance and Accounting Sector.
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Fasset Success Stories
We always love to hear from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes so that we can share those encouraging stories with our sector. We share these via email as well on our Facebook page. Please write to us and let us celebrate your successes with you!
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LL calendar of events

Check out the upcoming Life-long learning seminars for the month of August in our Events Calendar. diarise the events that are most relevant to you and make your booking to reserve your seat. we look forward to hosting you at these seminars where best practice in our sector is shared.
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Getting Started with Fasset

Click here for a guideline on how to get started with Fasset, and how to take advantage of the Seta'’s offerings.
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Support to Non-levy payers



Non-levy paying employers can register with Fasset and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives, such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.
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Career Guidance

To find out how to get Fasset material for your Career Awareness programme, send an email to sello.malatsi@fasset.org.za outlining your requirements.
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Faulty telephone lines

We have experienced some technical challenges with our telephone lines in the last week of July. Our sincerely apologies to all our stakeholders for the inconvenience this down time may have caused and thank you for your understanding and patience. Our telephones are now fully functional and we are available to address all your skills development needs.
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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.
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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.
14 Engage with us and Win

Congratulations to Juanita Van Dyk from Payroll Services and Khanyisa Ngcobo from Guarantee Trust Corporate Support Services, the winners of our website lucky draw competition for June and July 2015. Your gifts are on your way!