Skills Development

Skills Development

What you need to know about Skills Development in South Africa

In terms of the Skills Development Levies Act all organisations in South Africa with a payroll exceeding R500,000 per annum must pay a 1% Skills Development Levy (SDL) on their payroll. You may claim back up to 55% of this tax if you provide approved training to your employees either internally or externally. The deadline for the annual training report and workplace skills plan (ATR & WSP) is 30 April. Contact EVA Solutions today and make sure you are compliant and can claim back your SDL.


Skills Development in South Africa

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  • The person you appoint as your Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) should be experienced and qualified to manage your skills development initiatives in accordance with Seta requirements. Many companies make the mistake of appointing the accountant or bookkeeper as the company SDF - a big mistake!
  • If your SDF is not skilled. then that person may act as an assistant to an external SDF. EVA Solutions are highly experienced Skills Development Facilitators.
  • Your SDF is the advocate for skills development in your organisation and must understand your business objectives and their implications when setting up your Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Report.
  • The workload on the SDF function can be heavy, which is why many companies choose to outsource the function to experienced SDF companies like EVA


  • Training needs analysis
  • Skills development facilitation
  • Workplace skills plans
  • Delivery of leadership, management and supervisory skills
  • Teambuilding skills
  • Sales and customer care skills

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