SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
Skills Development is a national priority for South Africa. Meeting the country’s skills needs requires collaboration between numerous public and government entities, educational institutions, training providers, and private organisations, no matter how big or small.
South Africa’s economy is divided into functional sectors, and each of these sectors is represented by one of 21 Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs). The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is responsible for the health, social development, and veterinary sectors’ education, training, and skills development requirements.
WHAT ARE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT LEVIES?
A Skills Development Levy (SDL) is imposed to encourage learning and development in South Africa. The funds are paid to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and are used to develop and improve employees’ skills in the workplace.
As an employer, if you submit a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and an Annual Training Report (ATR), then a percentage of the levies that you have paid will be paid as a mandatory grant towards the company.
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL:
- WSP/ATR Submissions must be made on or before the 30th of April 2022.
- Documents required for general upload before a WSP/ATR can be started:
– Proof of Banking Details.
– Levy Exempt Certificate.
– NPO Certificate certified copies.
- The WSP/ATR submission must include the following:
– Proof of Consultation: Minutes of the Meeting & Register & Training Committee captured on the SMS System (applicable to organisations with more than 50 employees). Organisations with less than 50 employees are still required to consult but do not have to provide proof of this.
– Proof of Training: Invoices, Receipts, Attendance Registers for the Actual Training.
– 60% of what was planned in the previous WSP must have been implemented and captured in the ATR. If not, legitimate reasons must be provided in the Variance Report.
– Authorisation Page.
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