July 2019

Ayanda Mafuleka
Chief Executive


July marks the beginning of a new performance quarter for us and we're energized to implement most of our programmes as guided by the annual performance plan.

We would like to see the Finance and Accounting Services sector transforming through an increase of qualified and trained young individuals; and endeavour to keep finding more ways to make this happen. Should you have any recommendations or queries, please email us at talk2CEO@fasset.org.za

There are a number of Fasset events on offer over the next few months, so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment. The Lifelong Learning calendar of events is now available, our first event is scheduled to start in August 2019.

Another important date to diarise is 26 September 2019; Fasset will be hosting its AGM and Thank-you function. Further details will follow in the August issue of eFacts.

The draft Sector Skills Plan for 2020/21 to 2024/25 is available on the Fasset website for comment. Please send your comments or input to nkensani.mabundza@fasset.org.za. The 2018/19 final Audit by the Audito-General SA is underway; an audit opinion will be issued by the 31 July 2019.

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

The Fasset team extends its best wishes to all writing exams this month.

Kind Regards
Ayanda Mafuleka - CEO

1 Fasset Training Incentive Grant

The Fasset team is in the process of finalising the evaluation of all applications received from both Employers in the sector and Fasset registered Professional Bodies. We sincerely apologise for the delays in communicating the outcome to all applicants, the evaluation process took longer than anticipated due to the volumes of applications received. We aim to conclude the process and make payment by 19 July 2019.

Fasset Alumni Call for Volunteers - Pay it forward!

Pay it forward and volunteer your time. We have noticed that more and more matriculants are arriving at University and other institutions of higher learning without Maths as a subject, rather opting for Maths Literacy. This is of great concern to us, as these learners are not be able to enter into the STEM and Finance related qualifications at tertiary level.

We are looking for passionate individuals who want to make a real difference to young people. We are looking for volunteers to help us with disseminating career awareness information. We are calling upon our Alumni to volunteer their time and give career awareness talks at schools, youth centres, churches and communities around you.

If you wish to pledge your support and volunteer, please send an e-mail to vusi.mahlangu@fasset.org.za with Career Awareness Volunteer - (Your Region) as the subject line. The first 10 volunteers to sign up to this worthy cause will earn themselves a Fasset branded lunch bag and a stylish water bottle!

Fasset Committee Member New Appointee

We are pleased to announce that we have a new independent Audit and Risk Committee member, Nalini Maharaj. Nalini is a CA (SA) and Admitted Attorney by profession and runs her own practice. She has a wide range of experience in the public sector and Setas. Her specialisation includes audit and risk forensics.

We welcome Nalini to the Team and wish her the best in her appointment.

4 Lifelong Learning events

Fasset is excited to share the 2019/2020 Lifelong Learning calendar of events. Please click here to peruse the calendar and topics planned for the year. Registrations of each training will be opened at least four weeks before the commencement date.

If you need more information about the Lifelong Learning events, please send an e-mail to sello.malatsi@fasset.org.za


Fasset with Heart

As part of our corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), we have a box at our offices for a donation of any sort - be it clothes, non-perishable goods, books for school libraries, shoes etc. The items collected are donated to various social initiatives, including schools with the most need.

The box is available at Reception on a continuous basis. We will be handing out the collected items to our adopted partners at various points in the year. If you wish to make a donation, please send an e-mail to zandile.skosana@fasset.org.za

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.

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


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.


Engage with us and Win!

Congratulations to Liesl Griffiths from Prodigy Accounting the winner of our website lucky draw competition for May and June 2019.