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									Is there a MERSETA office in my
                                                             How do I reap the rewards?
MERSETA has 6 Regional Offices across South Africa:
!     Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth)
                                                             If your company falls within one of the five MERSETA sub-
                                                             sectors then you most probably qualify as a MERSETA
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      Free State & Northern Cape (Bloemfontein)
      Gauteng & North West (Johannesburg)
                                                             member company. Call our regional Office and speak to a
                                                             Skills Development Advisor to find out about how you can
                                                             reap the rewards of training.
                                                                                                                            OF MERSETA
      Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban)
      Mpumalanga & Limpopo (Witbank)
                                                                                  HEAD OFFICE

                                                                                   PO Box 61826
                                                                                                                           in my business
                                                                                Marshalltown 2107
!     Western Cape (Bellville)                                       
Regional Offices are responsible for:                                            Tel: 011 484 9310
                                                                                Fax: 011 484 9319
!     Advising companies, workers and learners on
                                                                  EASTERN C APE                  FREE STATE &
      issues of Skills Development in the Manufacturing,                                        NORTHERN C APE
      Engineering and Related Services                        PO Box 2890 North End                PO Box 6848
                                                                Port Elizabeth 6056             Bloemfontein 9300
!     Apprenticeships and Learnerships registration              Tel: 041 487 2407              Tel: 051 430 1263
!     Recognition of Prior Learning and Section 28 trade        Fax: 041 487 3817               Fax: 051 447 8873

My company does not have a                                         GAUTENG &
                                                                   NORTH WEST
                                                                                                KWAZULU NATAL

training budget, can MERSETA                                       PO Box 62297                  PO Box 10279
                                                                Marshalltown 2107             Marine Parade 4056
subsidize us?                                                    Tel: 011 832 2604           Tel: 031 208 4600-02

The MERSETA runs free training project for member
                                                                 Fax: 011 832 2698
                                                                                              Fax: 031 208 4624
                                                                                                                                  M A N U FA C T U R I N G , E N G I N E E R I N G
companies that fall under the SMME (companies with less                                                                             A N D R E L AT E D S E R V I C E S S E TA
                                                                  MPUMAL ANGA                    WESTERN C APE
than 50 employees) category. This project is run in                & LIMPOPO
partnership with employer organisations SEIFSA;                   PO Box 13660                     PO Box 2383
PLASFED and RMI. If your company is a member of one of         Leraatsfontein 1038                Bellville 7535
                                                                Tel: 013 692 4616               Tel: 021 948 6606
the organisations please call them to find out about free       Fax: 013 692 4637               Fax: 021 948 6676
training programmes.                               

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What is the MERSETA?                                         What is a levy number?
The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services          A levy number (or L number) is number allocated by the        ETQA Division
SETA (MERSETA) is one of 23 Sector Education and             South African Receiver of Revenue (SARS) to show that
                                                                                                                           !     Accreditation and assessor training
Training Authorities established by the Department of        your company contributes the required skills levy. The
Labour in terms of the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998.    number begins with the letter L. SETAs use this number to     !     Assessment and evaluation
The 23 SETAs replace the previous Industry Training          identify companies and their line of business. Companies      !     Issue and re-issue of certificates
Boards (ITBs) of the Department of Manpower.                 use this number everytime they contact SETAs for              !     Quality Assurance of training; training
                                                             enquiries about grants and training programmes. If a
                                                             company is exempted from paying levies and do not have              programmes and training providers
What does MERSETA do?                                        an L number, they have to prove that their annual total
The MERSETA facilitates skills development for the           payroll is under R500 000.
following sub sectors:                                                                                                     Grant Division
                                                                                                                           !     Payment of mandatory grants (WSP and ATR)
!     Metal and engineering,                                 What is a grant?
!     Auto manufacturing,                                                                                                  !     Payment of discretionary grant (
                                                             A training grant is money collected through the levies paid
!     Retail motor and component manufacturing,              by the company to the South African Receiver of               !     ABET; Learnerships;

!     New tyre manufacturing and                             Revenue. There are two types of training grants, the          !     Apprenticeships;
                                                             mandatory grants and the discretionary grants.                !     Skills Programmes;
!     Plastics industries.
                                                             !      Mandatory grant paid to a company by a SETA            !     Workplace Experience grants)
Together the five sub-sectors comprise approximately
                                                                    for all the training a company has undertaken over
43000 companies, with a workforce of approximately                                                                         !     Grant application submissions
                                                                    a specific period. This grant is paid only to
600 000. The MERSETA supports companies that                                                                               !     Disputes
                                                                    companies with an L number
contribute levies as well as SMME companies that are
exempted from paying levies                                  !      Discretionary grant paid to the company for            !     SETA transfers
                                                                    undertaking certain training programmes over a         !     SMME skills development facilitator
Does MERSETA cover the scope                                        specific period. This grant is paid to contributing
                                                                    and exempted companies.
of my company?                                                                                                             Learning Programmes Division
MERSETA is one of the largest SETAs with a vast
                                                             What can MERSETA do for me                                    !     The development of qualifications
membership of companies. If your company/business'           and my company?                                               !     Approval of skills programmes
function is within the one or more of the five sub-sectors
                                                                                                                           !     Registration of learnerships
covered by the MERSETA then it means your                    The MERSETA has various divisions that assist companies
company/business is a member of the MERSETA. Member          with their queries.
companies are allocated levy numbers.

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