June 2014
The first quarter of the 2014/2015 financial year has flown by with a flurry of grant applications and excitement. Fasset will be restructuring in the second quarter of this year to better align to the White Paper for Post School Education and Training's call for a focus on Monitoring and Evaluation. The benefits our stakeholders enjoy will not change and we will be using this focus on research to better define our strategy.

Please don't forget to review the four funding windows and submit proposals for academic and bridging programmes on or before 27 August 2014. Refer to point number three below and make sure that you download the bid documents.

Another date to diarise is 11 September 2014 when Fasset will be hosting its AGM, and Thank-you function. Further details will follow in the July issue of eFacts.

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

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon
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Tax Administration Act , 28 of 2011



Register here for Fasset's Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 seminar, scheduled for July 2014. The seminar is designed to inform tax practitioners, auditors, accountants, bookkeepers and leaners about all their duties, liabilities and responsibilities in terms of Tax Administration Act.
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Business Writing and Presentation Skills Workshop



The Business Writing and Presentation Skills Workshop will be held in August 2014, register here for the workshop. This will provide delegates with the information and tools required to develop their business writing and presentation skills. The programme will also deal with typical problem areas of grammar, i.e. vocabulary, tenses, punctuation, concord, active and passive voice, as well as introducing delegates to mind-mapping, document planning, drafting and editing.
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Invitation to Bid: Academic and Bridging Programmes

Fasset requires the services of one or more suitably qualified service providers who are located in South Africa, to provide:
  1. Bridging programmes for access into higher education: NQF 5
  2. Bridging programmes for access into employment: NQF 6 - 7
  3. Academic programmes that will lead to completion of academic and/or professional body qualifications and/or designations: NQF 6 - 8 (the programme should lead to placement in the Fasset sector)
  4. Academic programmes that will lead to completion of academic and/or professional body qualifications and/or designations: NQF 6 - 8 (the programme should lead to placement in any sector)
Bid documentation is available for downloading and the compulsory briefing sessions will be in the following regions as per the dates below. The specific venues are still to be confirmed.

Province Date
Gauteng 18 July 2014
KwaZulu- Natal 22 July 2014
Western Cape 23 July 2014
Eastern Cape 24 July 2014
Limpopo 25 July 2014
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Developing and Implementing Strategy



The Developing and Implementing Strategy workshop was held in May 2014 in a number of venues in South Africa. Final material from the event is available for download on the Fasset website.
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Time and Stress Management



Time and Stress Management event was held in June 2014 in the number of venues in South Africa. Final material from the event is available for download on the Fasset website.
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LL calendar of events

Check the Fasset Events Calendar to plan on events to attend for the year.
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Mandatory Grant

Mandatory Grants applications are still being assessed and feedback is communicated to employers.
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Pivotal Grant

Assessment of the Pivotal Grant is to be concluded at the end of June 2014.
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Grants deadlines

The 2014/2015 deadline for the following grants is 15 February 2015. Note that there will not be any extensions granted to this date.
  • Learnership Cash Grant;
  • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Learner Repayment Grant;
  • Assessor and Moderator Grant; and
  • Pivotal Grant.
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Learnership Agreements

The various Fasset learnerships have unique requirements and processes for registration. For ease of understanding, please refer to the following summary per learnership. Employers should ensure that the latest Fasset learnership agreement is completed, and that two copies are submitted with the original.
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Fasset Success Stories

We always love to hear back from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes and encourage these stories via email as well on our Facebook page. Click here to read a few comments of gratitude and success stories from the Fasset beneficiaries.
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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 Guidance programme, send an email to romaana.mckinnon@fasset.org.za outlining your requirements.
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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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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.
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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.
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Win Win Win

Congratulations to Imraan Pater the winner of our website lucky draw competition for May 2014.