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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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Mr. Wayne Adams
Acting Chief Executive Officer


Dear merSETA Stakeholder: 

In light of the national state of disaster announced by the State President, the merSETA finds it necessary to implement the following actions towards mitigating the risks that the COVID-19 pandemic poses.  

The merSETA Closure

All merSETA premises will be shut from Thursday midnight, 26th March, until 16th April 2020.

Please note that the merSETA will still be operating through the NSDMS and via electronic services.

The Grant Regulation makes provision for merSETA to consider and  grant an extension for a maximum period of one month, upon receiving an extension request.

In light of recent events, merSETA has made a decision to consider granting an extension to organizations who have applied for an extension directly on NSDMS.  

Please initiate the grant application for the period 2020/21 and apply for the extension on or before 30 April 2020.  The guide on how to apply for an extension can be found on NSDMS under User Resources.

No manual submissions will be considered.

We wish you the best during this period.




Dear merSETA Stakeholders

 

URGENT NOTIFICATION - GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE


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
merSETA




NSDMS GUIDES:
  • 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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