We will ensure that you comply with Skills Development legislation

According to South Africa’s skills development legislation, every employer who is registered with SARS for PAYE and who has an annual payroll (total salaries and wages including bonuses, commission, etc.) in excess of R500 000 (approximately R41 000 per month), or 50 plus staff members is required to pay skill levies. By complying with certain legal and procedural requirements, employers may claim up to 60% of the skills development levy (SDL) back from their Skills Education Training Authorities (SETA). Deadlines for submission is June of every year.

How we assist Employers to comply and to claim back levies:

  1. Identifying the SETA you should be registered with.
  2. Registering and coaching a SDF (Skills Development Facilitator) for the company.
  3. Acting as the Skills Development Facilitator on behalf of the company.
  4. Conducting a skills audit and developing a workplace skills plan.
  5. Assist in identifying the correct OFO codes for different job titles as required by the SETA.
  6. Advice on conducting a skills audit for the company.
  7. Serve as a resource with regard to all aspects of skills development.
  8. Assist with the compilation of a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR).
  9. Submit WSP and ATR to the relevant SETA on or before the due date. Assist with reporting to the SETA all required information i.e. Company Profile; OFO Codes; Manpower profile and breakdown of profile, etc.
  10. Establishing a skills development committee (by law a company with 50 or more employees needs to establish and consult with a skills development committee.)
  11. Advice re: Minutes, record keeping for evaluation, feedback and reporting purposes, Skills Development Files for inspection by the Department of Labour or SETA.
  12. Recommending suitable training courses.
  13. Serve as a resource with regard to all aspects of skills development.


If your company meets the criteria, but you feel unsure about the skills development legislation as set up in South Africa's Labour Law, get in touch with one of the professional labour consultants at Labour Law Experts.

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