Dear Valued Stakeholders

Kindly note that CATHSSETA will be closing for December holidays from 15 December 2022 to 05 January 2023, therefore you are requested to send all the Declaration of Interests (DOIs) for Industry Funded projects before 12 December 2022 for them to be processed and approved prior to closure.

DOIs sent after the 12th of December 2022 will only be attended to after the reopening of the CATHSSETA offices on the 5th of January 2023.

For more information, please email Mr Tshifiwa Morobi on or call 067 727 3300

Your cooperation will be highly appreciated in this regard.

CATHSSETA Learning Programmes


CATHSSETA invites all stakeholders, including levy-paying employers, non-levy-paying employers, labour organisations, training providers, SMMEs, NGOs, CBOs and Institutions of higher learning to an information-sharing session. The purpose of the workshops will be to provide stakeholders with relevant information that will assist during the application period for the window that opened on 21 November 2022.

The workshops will be divided into 2 sessions, covering the following:

SESSION 1 – Discretionary Grant overview:

  • CATHSSETA overview
  • Discretionary Grant application process and guidelines
  • The supporting documents related to the funding

SESSION 2 – CATHSSETA Integrated Management system (CIMS) training

  • SDF registration demonstration
  • Discretionary Grant application submission demonstration
  • Dates for the workshops are as follows:

    Province City Dates The due date for workshop registration
    Gauteng Midrand 10-Jan-23 15 December 2022
    Eastern Cape Mthatha 11-Jan-23 15 December 2022
    Mpumalanga Nelspruit 13-Jan-23 15 December 2022
    Eastern Cape East London 13-Jan-23 15 December 2022
    Limpopo Polokwane 16-Jan-23 06 January 2023
    Kwa-Zulu Natal Durban
    Richards Bay
    06 January 2023
    Northern Cape Kuruman 18-Jan-23 06 January 2023
    Nort West Rustenburg 20-Jan-22 06 January 2023
    Northern Cape Kimberley 20-Jan-22 06 January 2023
    Free State Bloemfontein 24-Jan-22 13 January 2023
    Western Cape Cape Town
    13 January 2023

    To secure your space virtually or in person, please complete the Delegation Registration Form and email it to the following CATHSSETA email address, Please note that there is limited space available for physical attendance.

To have access to the DG presentation, please click here to download

To access the CIMS system please click here CIMS

For more information about the DG applications, click here 2023/24 CATHSSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANT APPLICATIONS


The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) hereby invites applications from stakeholders and legal entities who fall within its scope to apply for the 2023/24 CATHSSETA Discretionary Grants Applications.


The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) will be hosting the send-off lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kempton Park at 13h00 today, 07 October 2022 in honour of the two (2) students who will be competing in the World Skills International Competition for 2022. The competitions are taking place in eight (8) countries in Europe, starting from 01 October until the end of November 2022.

The two (2) participants being supported by the CATHSSETA are Ms Chuene Daivy Ramphele from Waterberg Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, who will be competing in the Cooking category and Mr Yanga Jili from Ekurhuleni West TVET College, who will compete in the Restaurant Services category from 17-26 October 2022 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The 2022 Special Edition (WSC2022SE) will see over 1,100 competitors from 57 countries and regions participate in 61 skills which will be held between October and November 2022. In the past event competitions held every two (2) years, the South African delegation was led by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Honourable Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, supported by the Deputy Minister, Honourable Mr Buti Manamela. This year’s competition was initially scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China, however, the venue was changed and spread into eight (8) countries and 16 cities in Europe due to the continued spread of Covid-19 infections. Administratively, the Department of Higher Education and Training’s World Skills South Africa (WSZA) Directorate is responsible for the coordination of the World Skills activities throughout the years as this is not an event but a programme that the Minister has institutionalised. In between the international competitions, the WSZA mobilise all stakeholders and encourage them to identify competitors and start

preparing them a year in advance to ensure that they are ready when the actual competitions take place.

Furthermore, South Africa under the auspices of the World Skills South Africa (WSZA) will participate in 29 different skills to which will be hosted in 9 different countries. On 28 September 2022, WSZA hosted an official send-off ceremony where all the competitors and national experts/trainers were in attendance and committed to bringing some medals back home. The CATHSSETA CEO, Mr Marks Thibela, delivered a message of support to the competing team on behalf of all the participating SETAs and encouraged them to go all out and showcase their potential.

CATHSSETA saw it befitting to host its own send-off lunch in honour of the two participants who will compete in the cooking and restaurant services skills categories. This initiative is aimed at showing support to the competitors that the SETA was fully behind them providing them and also boost their confidence levels. Over and above this luncheon, CATHSSETA will also send representatives to Switzerland to support the competitors and their trainers, from the day of the official opening ceremony until the closing. The representatives include the Board Chairperson, CEO, and Executive Manager: Learning Programmes.

Lastly, the CATHSSETA pride itself on having decided to provide financial support for the first time, to the World Skills Competitions, although we never knew at the time that there will be competitors at the international level. We wish the competitors the best of luck and hope they will bring medals.

The National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) 2022

The 2022 National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Tourism, the Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Education Training Authority (CATHSSETA), and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development that is represented by the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA).

Aimed at grade 9 – 12 learners, TVET and University Student, and unemployed graduates, the NTCE provides an opportunity for information sharing among tourism curricula experts and stakeholders – with educators and learners on the diverse careers available in the sector.

Since inception in 2008, the NTCE continues to draw thousands of learners and educators from across the country to a three-day showcase of tourism careers and opportunities. The 2022 event will take place at the Johannesburg Expo centre in Nasrec from 30 September to 02 October.

Themed – Rethink Tourism: Career Opportunities Await, the expo will seek to inspire and uplift young people to think outside the box and pursue sustainable livelihoods in tourism through innovation, entrepreneurship and government led programmes.


The 2022 NTCE will include motivational talks by leading local tourism entrepreneurs and personalities, tourism educator seminars, exhibitions by local tourism products and related services. It will also feature the following live engagements:

  • The Chef’s Corner: youth interested in a culinary career will be enthralled by a cook-off by graduates of the National Youth Chefs Training Programme facilitated by the South African Chefs Association (SA Chefs).
  • Mixology Corner: The Mixology Corner will bring the art of creating fun, enjoyable beverages to life. Mixology, the skill of mixing various drinks and ingredients to create cocktails, is a special craft that is growing in popularity worldwide.
  • Hospitality Corner: The Hospitality Corner will offer insight into the diverse range of careers from hotel and event management, to casino directors.
  • Conservation Corner: Nature conservation has a direct impact on the future sustainability of tourism. Youth interested in nature and tourism will gain insight on how to join this industry.
  • Virtual Classroom & Recruitment Arena: Job seekers and potential employers can meet and engage on aspects that relate to Job hunting, the crafting of Curriculum Vitae (CV), and top tips to prepare for interviews.
  • Educators’ Seminar: This segment will bring educators together to interact with speakers from various institutions, industry bodies, and organisations.

Visit ​ to register to attend the 2022 NTCE

CATHSSETA career guidance

Final Gaming Manager Documents for Final Verification

Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA would like to request subject matter experts and other affected stakeholders in the Gaming & Lotteries sub-sector to send their comments on the following draft occupational qualifications:

  1. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  2. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  3. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  4. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  5. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  6. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  7. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Gaming Manager NQF Level 5
  8. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Gaming Manager NQF Level 5
  9. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Gaming Manager NQF Level 5

Comments should be captured on the attached comments form and submitted no later than 26 September 2022.

Final Higher Occupation Certificate-Betting Qualification

Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA would like to request subject matter experts and other affected stakeholders in the Gaming & Lotteries sub-sector to send their comments on the following draft occupational qualifications:

Comments should be captured on the comments form.

CATHSSETA hosts Heritage Careers Expo: Arts Day

The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Sector Education & Training Authority (CATHSSETA), together with the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DHET), and partnering SETAs hosted the Heritage Careers Expo: Arts Day 2022 at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit, Mbombela Campus on 26 July 2022.

This is a flagship project of the office of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, made possible by a collaborative partnership between CATHSSETA, Services SETA, FoodBev SETA, MICTSETA, TETA, AgriSETA, W&R SETA, InSTEA and FP&M SETA. The inaugural Heritage Careers Expo was first held in April 2019 at Constitution Hill, Gauteng Province which saw over 1500 learners, TVET and University Students attend the event

Themed “Unlocking the wealth in our heritage”, the 3rd Annual Heritage Career Expo aims to expose young people in the post-schooling education and training sector to the heritage industry, particularly those in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Universities. It also seeks to empower stakeholders such as artists, chefs, crafters, and poets by creating opportunities for skills development and career awareness among young people.

The expo activities are carried out through the master champion classes, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions, with the target audience being the TVET students and high school learners from Grade 9-11.

Our Master Class champions this year have been around the provinces sharing their wealth of knowledge in their respective fields.

Our masterclass champions consist of:

Zoe Modiga- Music
Gregory Maqoma – Dance
Napo Masheane – Poetry
Noria Mabasa- Visual Arts
Bongiwe Walaza – Fashion
Apiwe Mawela-Nxusani – Food

Some of the key activities that formed part of the Arts Day included exhibitions by the various institutions, career guidance, motivational talks, a Keynote address by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and a live visual arts masterclass with legendary sculpturist and ceramicist, Noria Mabasa.

One of our exciting activities was the Makhonjwa Mountain World Heritage site Excursion with learners from Bukhosibetfu Inclusive Primary School on 25 July 2022. Bukhosibetfu Inclusive Primary School caters to both abled and children with special education needs. For this cause, CATHSSETA took a journey with learners with hearing disabilities accompanied by a tour guide from Mpumalanga Tourism Parks Agency and a sign language translator to share information as shared by our tour guide. The purpose of the excursion was to view and learn about the Makhonjwa Mountain World Heritage site and learn about heritage studies and the careers associated with preserving heritage sites such as the Makhonjwa mountain.

The Heritage Careers Expo- Arts Day had great media coverage from SABC news and was also live streaming on YouTube page.

Please click here for the SABC news lick and click here for the YouTube live streaming.

Kind Regards

CATHSSETA Communications and Branding