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WHAT IS LEGAL ABOUT LEARNERSHIP STIPEND DEDUCTIONS?

Complaints about some employers making stipend deductions and others requiring learners to repay stipends have surfaced more prominently this year than previously. Claims of Deductions and Repayment Threats The following are comments posted on Keep Climbing by learners questioning stipend deductions. Businesses named are welcome to send their statements and I will publish them. Learner…
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What Learners say about Learnership Stipends

Are Learnership Stipends Fair? Trapped Between Business and Black Tax. Learner complaints show how SETAs fail to support and monitor accredited organisations and employers, thereby allowing for a range of irregularities and questionable practices. Is Business Heroic? Companies are rewarded for providing learnerships. They receive generous BEE points and tax rebates, often raking back millions.…
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SA Pay and Learnership Stipend Regulations

The perceptions of how much South Africans earn and how pay is negotiated can disappoint learners earning a stipend. This post tables minimum stipend levels and covers salary trends across trades and occupations such as teachers and plumbers. Stipends have increased over the years, check here for latest regulations. The Department of Labour establishes minimum…
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Learnership Stipends – what are current minimums?

Latest learnership stipend regulations. A stipend is an income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. Employers who pay learners a stipend can claim back each cent they paid, yet stipends are often as low as R1 500 or R30 per day. By keeping stipends low - it increases the opportunity for…
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Eastern Cape Government Electrical, Civil and Construction Learnerships R2000 p/mth

The Eastern Cape Department of Education in partnership with ETDP SETA invites applicants to apply for a Construction Learnership Programme for 2018 within the following disciplines: Electrical, Civil and Construction. Apply NOW for a Construction Learnership in 2018 Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of R2000 during their placement. Ensure that you can afford…
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List of Regulations in Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships

Learnerships are both a form of training and employment. Learnerships are  delivered and managed within the context of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act no 75 of 1997 and Section 18(4) of the Skills Development Act, No 97 of 1998. Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships establishes conditions of employment and rates of allowances for learners in South…
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Cover Letters for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Recruiters need to filter applicants quickly and often find it necessary to make superficial judgments about the quality of a candidate. Many companies want to find youth with the most potential who are willing to work for the least. Stand Out From The Crowd A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to the opportunity you're…
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Unlawful BANKSETA Learnership Recruitment Adverts

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership ad omitting stipend and proper career info was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public - the ad was swiftly removed and replaced by Kelly Recruitment. Kelly apologised - BANKSETA didn't. BANKSETA Fails to Account for Unlawful Recruitment Practices ARRESTED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT BANKSETA indiscriminantly uses…
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How to get a Learner stipend

  Here are four brilliant questions about stipends and their answers. 1. What do you need to study to get a stipend? That's a killer question requiring quite a few details: Apprenticeships and Learnerships These are occupational training programmes that combine work and learning. Apprenticeships Although the DHET (Department of Higher Education) is trying to…
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Learnership Contract of Employment and Termination

How to end Learnerships Legally Employers who accept unemployed candidates for Learnerships need to provide them with a contract of employment for the duration of the training programme. A learner is also entitled to receive a certificate of service from employers if the learnership is terminated. Extracted from the Department of Labour's Sectoral Determination 5:…
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Learnerships, Pregnancy and Family Responsibility

Learners are entitled to maternity leave. What if I'm pregnant and on a Learnership? According to Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships, you cannot be fired. Here is the specific legislation about maternity leave. Maternity Leave (Number 24 of the Determination) (1) (a)     A learner is entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. (b)    A…
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Rules for Resigning and Registering for Learnerships

You Can't Register for More than one Learnership Each learnership is registered by the employer with SARS and with the SETA. The employer will receive tax rebates and BEE points. Learner details and results are entered into the National Learner Records Database each time they are assessed for a unit standard, skills programme or full qualification.…
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