Call for Applications for a Programme Take-Over!

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Call for Applications for a Programme Take-Over!

Dear Valued Stakeholder,

The Media Information and Communication Technologies (MICT SETA) hereby invites constituent and eligible stakeholders within the MICT sub-sectors to apply for Discretionary Grant funding to take over for an existing Learnership programme. This Grant is intended to meet the MICT sector needs as set out in the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), Strategic Plan and priorities outlined in the National Skills Development Plan.

The allocation of funds is intended for programmes and projects that improve the supply of qualified and competent people for scarce and critical skills and enterprise development. In this window, the MICT SETA will be allocating Discretionary Grant funding for the following learning intervention:

Programme Type



Period Targeted Number of learners Area of the programme Budget Province
Number of unemployed learners enrolled for Learnerships Technical Support NQF4 10 months 10 Randburg  Gauteng North

R432 990.00




Who can apply?

The MICT SETA has been mandated, as per the amended Skills Development Act 37 of 2008, to allocate grants in the prescribed manner for skills development opportunities for all  South Africans who meet the below criteria.

Therefore, only MICT SETA Levy paying entities and non-levying entities, who have implemented MICT SETA funded learning programmes and whose core business resides within the MICT sub-sectors with the requisite capacity and legal good standing, may apply.

Given the special nature of skills development broadly and with regard to SETAs specifically, the MICT SETA’s discretionary funding is applicable, mainly, to:

  • MICT SETA Levy paying companies;
  • MICT SETA Constituent SMMEs;
  • MICT SETA Training Providers

Preference will be given to entities that are based in Gauteng.

Stakeholders who applied during any previous DG window are welcome to apply during this window of funding irrespective of the outcomes of their previous applications.

The MICT SETA will not award funding for:

  • Set-up costs, e.g. start-up costs;
  • Capital expenditure, e.g. building costs, equipment such as computers, etc.
  • Blacklisted entities;
  • Entities that defaulted to pay learner stipends;
  • Entities who have never implemented MICT SETA funded programmes;
  • Stakeholders who submit fraudulent compliance documents.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via an email to;
  • No late or incomplete applications will be considered;
  • The deadline will not be extended.

Mandatory compliance documents

In order for your application to be evaluated for this Discretionary Grant, the following mandatory supporting documents need to be completed and submitted with each application:

  • Proof of company registration;
  • Products and services of the company;
  • Valid Certificate Tax Clearance – must not have expired;
  • Commitment to employ learners upon completion of the learning programme applied for (SMMEs exempted from this requirement);
  • Valid BBB-EE Certificate or an affidavit;
  • CSD report (with tax compliance status and verified banking details);
  • Company share certificate(s) – not shares register or shareholding confirmations;
  • List of MICT SETA learning programmes implemented by the entity /company in the past
  • Proof of company banking details – not older than 3 months;
  • A declaration of interest for Directors and possible relationships with Board members and management of the MICT SETA (On a company letterhead);
  • Large and Medium companies must provide a proof of 6% spent of the leviable amount on skills development.

Failure to submit any of the above listed documents will result in the disqualification of the application.

NB: The allocation of Discretionary Grant funding is at the sole discretion of the MICT SETA.

The application window closes on 03 June at 00:00 a.m. (midnight).

All queries must be directed on email to

Please note:  If you have not heard from us within a month of submitting your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Download Letter of Intent Application Form