Call for Applications for MQA Discretionary Grants (2019 – 2020)

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998.

The second application window for Discretionary Grants allocations, for the 2019/2020 financial year, will open on Sunday 24 November 2019 at 08H00.

Employers in the process of retrenching employees and other stakeholders in the sector are invited to submit their applications and proposals to train beneficiaries in the following categories:

  • Unemployed Mine Communities
  • Unemployed Youth
  • Ex-Mine Workers

The proposals should be well researched and indicate opportunities post training or interventions.

Application form and grants rules  

Specific project information can be accessed via the hyperlinks on the forms.

Completed application forms must be submitted via e-mail to Hand-delivered application forms will not be accepted.

Please note: Terms and conditions will apply in accordance with the MQA Funding Policy.  

Closing date

Completed application forms must be submitted before 00:00 on Sunday 15 December 2019.


Employers and stakeholders are welcome to contact or visit the MQA offices listed below, if they experience any difficulties or challenges in completing the application forms.

  • Gauteng: 7 Anerley Road, Parktown, tel: 011 547 2600
  • Eastern Cape: King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road, Cicira Village, Mthatha, tel: 087 095 0497
  • Free State: Goldfields TVET College, Tosa Campus, 14107 Ndaki Road, tel: 087 095 0266
  • Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus, Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer, tel: 087 095 0267
  • Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozankomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, tel: 013 696 8121 / 8120
  • North West: Old Shopping Complex, 59 Karee Street, Mooinooi, tel: 015 555 8860 
  • Northern Cape: Kathu TVET College, Hans Coetzee Road, Kathu Campus, Kathu, 8446, tel: 053 723 0100
Friday, November 15, 2019