Dr Edgar Nesamvuni, Executive Dean at the Faculty of Management Sciences.
W&RSETA was established in 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act as a public entity that facilitates the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) Sector through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP).
Dr Edgar Nesamvuni, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, said: “This is by far the largest sum that W&RSETA has made available for the funding of our students. We are privileged to have this transformative statutory body supporting our students and allowing us to better assist them.”
He explained the magnitude and community impact behind these bursaries. “Even though W&RSETA is invested in removing their financial stresses, our students are also expected to plough their energy back into the community, even while studying, through various impact activities.”
"More than anything, we want them to thrive in their studies, to develop problem-solving skills, flexibility and adaptability, taking the initiative, self-awareness and resilience, which are all "skills" that graduates need to become competitive in the market today. “These are all important entrepreneurial abilities too. In addition, a hundred students will benefit, with each student receiving R85 000 on average," Dr Nesamvuni concluded.