The merSETA is following all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  All stakeholders are urged to also play their part in this offensive against the pandemic.
For the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Rescue Portal, click here

Other COVID-19 related resources:

In Line with Section 8 of The National Disaster Regulation 10, the Minister of Employment and Labour  has announced measures that the Department will put in place under the current special circumstance relating to the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund will assist affected workers through existing benefits including Illness, Reduced Work Time, Unemployment and Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits. 


The Unemployment Insurance Commissioner, after consultation with the Unemployment Insurance Executive, has also developed a Corona Virus Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (COVID19TERS) to contribute to the containment of the Corona Virus and its impact. 


Employer/s that have to enforce lockdown as regulated and who might require financial assistance from the UIF should access information regarding available funding through a dedicated mailbox: covid19ters@labour.gov.za.


The process is outlined in the COVID19TERS document. Click here.

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Mapping Green Skills in the mer Sector

Dear merSETA Stakeholders



The merSETA hereby advises you that the grant submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, 31 May 2020, in line with the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr B.E. Nzimande's announcement and publication in the Government Gazette No 43278 dated Tuesday, 05 May 2020.

The impact of the new deadline date would be that organisations, who wish to apply for mandatory and discretionary grant funding, would be required to do so by no later than Sunday, 31 May 2020.

The Grant Regulations regarding monies received by a SETA and related matters, dated 03 December 2012, No 35940, states in regulation 4(8) that the merSETA Accounting Authority may grant an extension up to a maximum of one month from the date contemplated in sub-regulation (2) for late submission of a grant subject to a written request by an organisation. This, therefore, means that the merSETA Accounting Authority may grant an extension until Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

Taking into consideration the fact that the Minister has extended the submission deadline to Sunday, 31 May 2020, the merSETA Accounting Authority may only grant an extension until and not beyond the deadline of Tuesday, 30 June 2020 to organisations who have submitted an online extension on the National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) by no later than Sunday, 31 May 2020. 

Organisations which had applied for an extension prior to the original Thursday, 30 April 2020 deadline date, would not be required to apply for an extension again as we have accepted the original request submitted.  The merSETA, however, encourages these organisations to submit their grant applications by Sunday, 31 May 2020, to ensure the grant awards can be processed speedily, resulting in payments being effected as the levies are received. 

Yours in Skills Development

  • Workplace Approval and Mentor Management
  • Skills Development Provider - Primary Accreditation
  • QCTO Accredited Providers and Trade Test Centres and non-merSETA Scope Provider Registration
  • Learner Registration
  • Assessor/Moderator Registration (New)
  • Legacy Assessor/Moderator Registration
  • Activating Legacy Workplace Approval
  • Legacy Skills Development Provider Registration



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