The grant applications must be submitted to Fasset by no later than 15 February 2013 in respect of Black
African learners and Black African learners with a disability commencing or completing a Fasset learnership
in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012. Learner commencement or completion will be
determined by the registered learner being recorded on the Fasset database as commenced or
• Employers will need to ensure that, where applicable, the professional body has provided information about
the learner commencement and completion to Fasset before an application is submitted.
• The Mandatory Grant for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 must have been submitted and have
been approved by Fasset for SDL paying employers only. The deadline for this grant is 30 June 2012.

LCG Guidelines 2012/2013
Failure to submit the Mandatory Grant by this date disqualifies the SDL-paying employer from applying for
any discretionary grants (including the LCG and the Strategic Cash Grant) during the financial year.
Employers who are exempt from paying the SDL (i.e. Non Levy Payers, NLPs) are not required to submit the
Mandatory Grant.

• A Seta may not pay any grant to an employer who is liable to pay the SDL in terms of section 3(1) of the SDL
Act unless the employer: has registered with the Commissioner in terms of the SDL Act, has paid the levies
directly to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) in the manner and within the period determined in the
SDL Act, is up-to-date with levy payments to SARS at the time of approval and in respect of the application
period, has submitted a Mandatory Grant in respect of the previous financial year within the timeframes
prescribed, and is registered with Fasset.

• Employers may apply for grants for learners on ALL Fasset registered learnerships and other Seta
learnerships that have been approved for the LCG. A list of these learnerships is available on the Fasset
website ( Should an employer wish to add a learnership to the list of funded learnerships
via this grant, they must make a written motivation to the Skills Planning department who will direct this
request to the appropriate department in Fasset.

• Only employers employing fewer than 150 employees are eligible for the grant.
• NLPs must be registered on the Fasset database before a LCG is paid. Relevant forms are available on the
Fasset website ( and may be submitted as part of this LCG application.
• The SDF submitting this application must be registered as an SDF with Fasset. Relevant forms are available
on the Fasset website (

• Employers may only apply for this grant on Black African learners. This means African black people who are
South African citizens by birth or became a South African citizen before 27 April 1994.
• Employers may also apply for this grant on Black African learners with disabilities. The Employment Equity
Act of 1998 defines people with disabilities as ‘people who have a long-term or recurring physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits their prospects of entry into or advancement in employment’. Physical
impairments include hearing and visual impairments, paralysis, amputations and problems with internal
organs. Mental impairment includes clinically defined mental and emotional illnesses and learning disabilities
• Only Black African South African citizens with a valid South African identity document may be put forward for
the grant.

• ‘Double-dipping’ on the same learner is prohibited i.e. employers may not apply for an Entry or Exit LCG on
the same learner more than once. However, Exit LCGs may be applied for, for learners who had previously
received the LCG.
• A maximum of 10 approved grants will be allowed per employer. This includes any combination of Entry and
Exit grants adding up to 10 grants.

• No requests for extension will be considered on this grant. Late grants will not be considered.
• Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as of 1 April 2012, due to a limit on
the funding. Completed grant applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.
• Grant processing may take up to 3 months from the date of receipt of the application. Thereafter the request
for payment of an approved grant will be sent to the Seta finance department. Should all be in order with the
applicant’s banking details, the grant will be paid out two to three weeks thereafter.

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