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Welcome to the merSETA. The merSETA is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). Established to promote skills development in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 (as amended), the 21 SETAs broadly reflect different sectors of the South African economy. The merSETA encompasses Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services.

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Welcome to merSETA

merSETA, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority is one of the 23 SETAs established through the Skills Development Act [no. 96 of 1998].

It facilitates skills development in the sub sectors:

Metal and engineering.

Auto manufacturing.

Motor retail and component manufacturing.

Tyre manufacturing and Plastics industries.

Together the five sub-sectors comprise about 40 000 companies of which about 14 600 are levy-paying. The workforce employed by the total number of companies is about 600 000. The total levy income is approximately R1.308 billion.

The merSETA like all other SETAs play a central role in making sure that the

National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled.

The merSETA does not collect levies but instead receives collected levies from the Department of Labour. 70% of the levies are disbursed as grants and 10% is kept for administration. The merSETA does not train instead it facilitates the process for training by paying grants; registering moderators and assessors; identifying scarce skills; accrediting training providers; monitoring the quality of training and implementing projects to close the skills gap.