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.
Learnerships have many advantages over other ways of getting a qualification. You can apply for learnerships at any time of the year as they don't always start at the beginning of the year.
Another advantage of a learnership is that you don't have to pay for the tuition. The company that employs you pays for the training and you will also be paid while you are learning. There is a stipend that all learners will be paid when they are on the learnership.
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.