W&RSETA visits MUT to meet bursary recipients

Wholesale and Retail SETA representatives, Siphokazi Potelwa, second from left, seated, and Samela Masiko, right, also seated, with students, and Cynthia Nkosi, left seated

This week, representatives of the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) visited Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) to check in with students who the SETA is funding.

Led by Siphokazi Potelwa, who is a Project Officer at W&RSETA, the organisation’s visit to MUT was two-fold. First, Potelwa and her colleagues wanted to physically verify the existence of the students they are funding and also to clarify any questions and queries that students may have had.

Speaking at the meeting with students on Thursday, 10 November 2022, Photelwa said the physical verification was a requirement before they could disburse the funds. She added that the funding covered tuition, accommodation and book allowance. In terms of accommodation, W&RSETA only pays for students in residence and makes transport funding available for students who are not in University residence.

This year, W&RSETA funded 95 students reading for Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Marketing. She reminded students that the W&RSETA does not pay for repeating the same course.

Potelwa urged students to keep in touch with Cynthia Nkosi, Senior Bursaries Officer at MUT, for any funding queries. She added that Nkosi will also be the one to update students about their fees.