November 2019

Ayanda Mafuleka
Chief Executive


The year is drawing to a close and there is a wave of excitement in the air as organisations in our sector are preparing for year end and December closure. Fasset still remains committed to attending to your skills development needs and will only be closing its offices on the 20th December 2019 and reopening on the 2nd January 2020.

On behalf of the Fasset team, I would like to wish you a vibrant November month and to remind you to hang in there if you are facing exams!

Kind Regards
Ayanda Mafuleka - CEO

1 Compulsory Online Submission of Mandatory Grant Applications

The Skills Development Plan (mandatory grant application) due on 30 April 2020 must be submitted online by all organisations. Previously online submission was only compulsory for large and medium employers, but small levy paying organisations are now included in this requirement. In an effort to assist employers in the process, Fasset will publish guidelines for submission on its website, and endeavour to open the functionality for submission, early in the new year.

The change in process will result in quicker evaluation and response time and more efficient payment of the grant.


Circle of Influence event - 27 November 2019

Fasset is hosting the Circle of Influence event in Cape Town, this is the meeting of minds that shape our sector. Please note that this event is by invitation only.

At this second instalment of the Circle of Influence event, we will learn from our expert speakers, including Abdulla Verachia; the MC and session facilitator.

Abdulla is a well-known speaker and disruptor. He is: the CEO of The Strategists; a Senior Faculty member at GIBS; GIBS Programme Director of the Harvard Senior Executive Programme for Africa; Executive Chairperson of The Collective Genius and The Collective Genius Centre; and the Co-Founder and Non-executive Director of Digicars - a disruptor in the motor industry.

As an expert in all things concerning the future, Abdullah lends Fasset a massive wealth of expertise; which he will share with you at the Circle of Influence event.

Among us "Reimagining the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Finance & Accounting Skills", Abdullah will delve into the following topics:

  • Disruption and disintermediation
  • How will digital impact professional services in general and our industry in particular
  • Technology driving different learning methods
  • What skills to we need to unlearn and relearn
  • Industry imbalances and technology consumption differences
  • Articulation of classroom learning of the latest 4th IR technologies to on the job training
  • How might we infuse a different learning culture to better equip our industry for the change

Apply for Fasset’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme Loan Repayment Grant

Learners on learnerships are often cash-strapped. Some learners are paying tuition fees to complete their studies; others are repaying their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loan. Fasset would like to encourage employers to ensure that learners, who are eligible for the grant, apply. Applications are opening on the 15 November 2019 and close on the 14 February 2020.

For more information on how to apply for this opportunity of a lifetime, please visit our website on

4 Fasset Success Stories

Please write to us and let us celebrate your successes with you! We always love to hear back 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.


LL calendar of events

Check out the upcoming Life-long learning seminars for the month of November 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.

Risk Management - November 2019

Fasset is running the Risk Management training events, registration is currently opened. Click here to register for the event in a town near you.

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.


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.


Engage with us and Win!

Congratulations to Nadine De Wit from JCB Incorporated and Msizi Mbili from Msizi Mbili Accountants the winners of our website lucky draw competition for September and October 2019.