As part of the SIZA capacity building toolkit, SIZA offers a variety of initiatives for suppliers. In order to stay up to date with the SIZA Social standard, new initiatives, and changes to legislation, it is essential that members attend training regularly. SIZA workshops will be presented through interactive webinars, as well as in-person training which will be presented in all the regions throughout 2022. Throughout the year, there are three online training webinars planned for the SIZA Social Compliance training and a further eight in-person training sessions in different areas and provinces.

Social Compliance Training Webinars

This training will provide attendees with a better understanding of the SIZA methodology and audit process and covers the following:

  1. Registration on MySIZA
  2. Visibility Options
  3. Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
  4. Audit Process and Methodology
  5. SIZA Social Standard Code Requirements

These webinars will be hosted in February, April, and October. Invitations to register will be sent out before each webinar. 

SIZA Social Compliance Training (in person)

The in-person training will focus on key areas and important themes such as the following:

  1. Registration on MySIZA
  2. Important questions in the SAQ
  3. Sedex Questions
  4. Audit Processes
  5. Calculation of Wages (e.g., piece-rate)
  6. Using Temporary Employment Services/Contract Workers
  7. Information on Payslips and Contracts

SIZA will be in the following areas where producers can meet the team and attend the training sessions:

March 2022Western CapeLangkloof/George
March 2022Western CapePaarl
March 2022Western CapeMontagu/Worcester/Rawsonville

Other areas that will be visited during 2022 include:

Eastern Cape:

  • Kirkwood


  • Tzaneen/Letsitele


  • Hazyview

Northern Cape:

  • Kakamas

Western Cape:

  • Citrusdal/Porterville/Tulbagh

The registration details for each training will be sent six weeks before the date.

Understanding Audit Findings Training Webinars

This training course is available to assist members in gaining a better understanding of their audit findings and risk ratings, which will provide producers with insight and a better understanding of the process that auditors follow to raise a finding and allocate a specific risk rating to the finding. This will also assist members in managing possible workplace risks, which is a crucial part of everyday operations for any business. This will reduce hazards, ensure better preparation for the audit, and drive continuous improvement. With a better understanding of how to compile and implement effective risk assessments to improve areas within a business, producers will be able to get fewer findings during their SIZA audit. Training webinars of this course will be offered monthly from March to November 2022.

An in-person training on Understanding Audit Findings will also be offered in Ceres area on the 24th of February 2022.

The registration details for each training will be sent six weeks before the date.


Between Audit Monitoring Visits

As part of the SIZA programme’s approach to driving continuous improvement, various activities are utilised that are in place to mitigate and manage risk within businesses. While the third-party audit is an essential component of the SIZA programme, it is the activities between audits that support sustainable improvement. SIZA will conduct 45 social/ethical between audit monitoring visits during 2022.