‘Working hard is not an option, it is just life’
I, Zani Bothma, am slowly but very surely moving into the Skills Development field, I have been in teaching for 7 years and I have done a Masters in International Development, so this field of Skills Development is a culmination of important aspects parts of me. I recently finished my training as a Skills Development Facilitator and I realised the need for accessible information regarding the workplace skills plan and many other
I love the development of people and I want to be part of the strategic change to bring that about. I know that training/education and development of a workforce does not happen by chance, but that it can happen with people working together in the right direction.
The goal of this blog is to give all who are interested the information and hopefully the motivation to claim back from the Skills Development Levy (SDL) demanded by the law. I recently finished my training as a Skills Development Facilitator and I realised the need for accessible information regarding the workplace skills plan amongst others.
Any company paying R500 000 or more in their payroll are legally obliged to pay 1% of this amount for SDL.
Just by submitting your worksplace skills plan (WSP) you will be able to receive a minimum of 20% back on your SDL payment, that would be your mandatory claim. If you do a great job and you submit a WSP that includes training of critical skills needed in your sector you are able to claim back up to 69% of this amount, this would be the discretionary claim.
A Skills Development Facilitator like me would be able to help you develop and submit this WSP in combination with other documents. A Skills Development Facilitator fees as in my case I would be for a percentage of the claim received, this would be agreed upon by both parties beforehand.
My goal in being a Skills Development Facilitator is to provide a professional and consistent service to companies to train and develop their employees as well as motivating companies to claim SDL from SETA. This money was paid to SARS in goal to develop the skills of South Africans if the money is not claimed back it goes back to SARS. Let’s use the money for what it is intended for.
Impact the South African Training and Development Sector positively.
Provide professional and consistent support to companies regarding training and development.
Donate 5% of profit to educational NGO’s.
Please contact me for any information and support regarding Skills Development.