“The W&RSETA operates across two trade sectors – the wholesale trade sector and the retail trade sector. Wholesale trade deals with bulk buying of goods from various manufacturers and breaking these down into smaller quantities, which are then sold to retailers. Retail trade deals with buying of goods from wholesalers and selling these to consumers. The detailed activities that fall within the scope of the wholesale and retail sector are demarcated according to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes” (extract from WR SETA Annual report 2021). The SIC code for ‘Retail sale of automotive fuel’ is 63500 – page 15 of the report. Follow the link to read more – https://www.wrseta.org.za/downloads/W&RSETA%20Annual%20Report%202021%20-%20web%20version.pdf.
Current opportunities from the W&RSETA for SAPRA members, a proud association of the RMI, to consider in order to be better informed:
- W&RSETA registered companies are invited to submit nominations for the 2021/22 Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP). The NQF level 7 programme is aimed at developing middle managers, supervisors and team leaders in the Wholesale and Retail Sector to become effective managers. Applications close on 12 February 2022. Click here for the advert and application form
- 2022/23 Provincial Skills Plan (PVSP) and Priority Skills Plan (PSP) engagement sessions. “The purpose of these sessions is to interact with stakeholders to solicit inputs on critical areas around skills development, economic and labour market to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The input will assist the W&RSETA in implementing a PSP that reflects the skills priorities of the Wholesale and Retail Sector.” (retrieved from WR SETA website – https://www.wrseta.org.za/downloads/Invitation.pdf)
- W&RSETA Wholesale Newsletter. SAPRA members are encouraged to subscribe to the W&R SETA newsletter to stay abreast of current and future opportunities and learn more about the reach, involvement and activities of this sector education training authority. By way of example, this link takes one to the November 2021 edition which contains valuable information – https://www.wrseta.org.za/downloads/W_&_RSETA_Wholesale_&_Retail_SETA_November/mobile/index.html