Claiming back Skills Development Levies

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. You know your staff need to be up-skilled, but neither you, nor your overworked HR manager have the time or energy to figure out what SDLs [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|news|0 Comments

The BBBEE codes 8 objectives

The objectives of the Act are to facilitate and promote broad-based black economic empowerment by: “Achieving a substantial change in the racial composition of ownership and management structures and in the skilled occupations of existing and new enterprises”. Substantial meaning a considerable or significant importance to how companies align their ownership meaning “state or fact [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|news|0 Comments

The skills shortage in the construction industry

The construction sector is one of the perceived opportunities to address the unemployment problem in South Africa. According the Industrial Development Corporation, 44,000 jobs were created in this sector during 2016. The question is, what kind of jobs were these and how sustainable were they? According to Ian Massey, Director of MDA Consulting and professional chartered civil [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:12+00:00October 18th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Networking practices to avoid

While there is no denying the importance of networking in the modern business environment, it is important to note that not all networking is the same. There are networking practices you should leave at the door on your way to your next event or meeting. Don't take friends with you to a professional networking event. Unless [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00October 17th, 2018|news|0 Comments

EWSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW 2018/2019

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998) as amended; to advance skills levels in accordance with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III. The SETA Grant Regulations (2012), as amended, prescribe that 80% of discretionary grant must be allocated to Professional, [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00August 28th, 2018|news|0 Comments

What are Mandatory Grants?

What is a Mandatory Grant and how do I access it? The Mandatory Grant facilitates a reimbursement of training expenses incurred (both internal and external) by a compliant employer of up to 20% of their Skills Development Levy contribution, subject to: The employer being up to date with the payments of Skills Development Levies due [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|news|0 Comments

Why Skills Development Matters in SA

The development of your staff is very important in business, mainly because they are the driving force in moving your business forward. Regular skills development is essential in ensuring ongoing business development. There are a number of important reasons why skills development training can be beneficial to the business and should therefore be made a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments