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.

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CATHSSETA Communications and Branding




Dear Valued Stakeholder

Please note that CATHSSETA has appointed a new service provider to host and maintain the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) which includes CATHSSETA integrated Management System (CIMS) as well as SAGE 200/300.

ERP is a system that CATHSSETA utilises for submission including current Mandatory Grant (WSP and ATR), evaluation and payments of Mandatory & Discretionary Grant platform, through CIMS.

CCG Systems has been appointed as the new service provider to host and maintain the ERP System taking over from DAJO Technologies. A handover process has commenced with the ERP system scheduled for switchover downtime on the 28 March 2022. CATHSSETA’s stakeholders are hereby notified of the change in service providers and requested to endure with the SETA to allow for the system migration

Please note that the handover process will not influence your stored information on CIMS, and the current process of SDF registration, Company management and submission of grant application forms.

Furthermore, please note that this does not change the submission deadline for mandatory grant which is 30 April 2022.

Mandatory Grants Workshops 2022/23

Dear Valued Stakeholder

CATHSSETA invites you to the virtual CIMS training workshops for Mandatory Grant submission period. The purpose of these workshops is to provide you with the relevant information and training that will assist you in submitting your application for 2022/23 Mandatory Grant. The window opened on 14 February 2022 and will close on 30 April 2022.

Dates for the training are as follows:

  Date Province Session
  2022/02/21 Gauteng
North West
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/22 KwaZulu Natal
Free State
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/23 Eastern Cape
Northern Cape
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/24 Western Cape 09:00 – 12:00
  2022/02/23 Limpopo
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00

To secure your space, RSVP by completing the Delegation Registration Form and email to by no later than 18 February 2022.

For further queries, please email Ms Nomhle Shabangu on


The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) invites all CATHSSETA levy-paying employers to submit their 2022 Mandatory Grant applications. The Mandatory Grant application forms are now available on the CATHSSETA Integrated Management System (CIMS). Skills Development Facilitator’s (SDFs) may log onto CIMS to register and complete their application forms online.

The deadline for submission of Mandatory Grant applications is 30 April 2022 at 23h59.

Expression of interest – Strategic projects

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

CATHSSETA hereby invites CET Colleges and legal entities who fall within its scope to submit expression of interest applications for Strategic projects.

Refer to the attached Strategic Projects Advert for more information.

Interested entities should complete the expression of interest application and declaration of authorised person documents attached and submit together with the supporting documents outlined in the advert to the following email address: .

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 28 January 2022 @ 16h00.

2022/23 Discretionary Grant Window Now Open

CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and legal entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. Application guidelines for Discretionary Grant funding framework including

Occupational and Skills gaps are accessible on the CATHSSETA website

The submission of applications is done online on the CATHSSETA Information Management System (CIMS),

Only submitted applications will be evaluated.

Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 28 January 2022 at 16h00. No applications will be accepted after the deadline

For more information on how to submit your application, please email

CATHSSETA Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Manual is now available for download.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Manual is for providing guidance on Access to information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No.2 of 2000 as amended.

Please click here to download.