The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers. These levies are collected by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) via the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and are to be disbursed through a management system motivated by skills requirement assessment and monitoring.
“The Services SETA makes grant funding available during a window period in which it accepts applications from the employers. The opening of this window is advertised on the SETA website, national and community media.
Sometimes we get lost in the flood of negative news, but here we have evidence of people working towards their delivery mandate: to provide focused skills development initiatives to women, people with disabilities, youth, rural and township communities, and military veterans. The CETA Annual Report provides evidence that it is possible to deliver and achieve a clean audit in the process. A worthy legacy for ex DHET Minister Nzimande.
Unemployment is a massive challenge that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. With 55.75% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced additional restrictions on movement and economic activity as the third wave of Covid-19 infections has gripped the country. As was expected there were additional restrictions and tightening of other limitations.