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Labour Law South Africa - September 2012

28 September 2012   (0 Comments)
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First South African wines begin bearing fully traceable ethical seal
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The Wieta code is premised on the base code of the International Labour Convention's Ethical Trading Initiative and incorporates South African labour legislation, which precludes the use of child labour, asserts that employment should be freely chosen ...

South Africa's strike wave hits whole mining sector, spreads to transport
World Socialist Web Site
He cites analyst Daniel Silke explaining, "Marikana holds the potential for an era in South African labour relations where violent strike action forces the hand of weakened management, as opposed to historical collective bargaining promoted by COSATU ...

No excuse for illegal strikes: Labour minister
Times LIVE
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS. South Africa's law provided a space for protected peaceful strikes, which should obviate the need for illegal strikes accompanied by violence, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said. Save & Share. Tweet · Email ...

The Other Side of the Coin the Contradiction of Education
AllAfrica.com
Bad examples are South Africa and a host of Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone African countries. Many factors have led to the ... Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique. Many left for Britain in search of employment. ... Similar to medical practitioners ...

South Africa's Amplats takes action against strikers
swissinfo.ch
... The world's top platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, began disciplinary action against illegal strikers on Thursday and rival Impala Platinum offered workers a pay rise as the South African mining industry struggles to end weeks of labour ...

South Africa: Moody's Downgrades Government Bond Rating to Baa1; Outlook ...
AllAfrica.com
The challenges posed by a negative investment climate in light of infrastructure shortfalls, relatively high labour costs despite high unemployment, and increased concerns about South Africa's future political stability. The rating outlook remains ...

Investors fret as S. Africa strikes spread
AFP
The illegal action combined with "uncertainties about the future of labour law in South Africa, compounded with the impact of uncertainty on mineral rights in South Africa is quite a toxic combination," he told AFP. With 24,000 miners on strike at Gold ...

SA mine labour strife halts slide in chrome
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
LONDON – The impact of South African mine labour unrest has spread beyond precious metals to UG2 chrome ore, a by product of platinum and key ingredient in stainless steel, with output cuts putting a floor under prices after four months of decline. In ...

'There's no excuse for lawless strikes'
Independent Online
Johannesburg - South Africa's law provided a space for protected peaceful strikes, which should obviate the need for illegal strikes accompanied by violence, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Wednesday. In a statement she said that the ...

Marikana, the Labour Movement and the South African Situation | Socialist ...
OpEdNews
September 26, 2012 Permalink View Article Stats Marikana, the Labour Movement and the South African Situation | Socialist Organizer Quicklink submitted by B. Ross Ashley (Add your own quicklinks easily with the OpEdNews Quick Link Browser bookmark) ...

Miners' strikes add to fears of South African economic downturn
World Socialist Web Site
As a recent Reuters article stated, "South Africa's union-friendly labour legislation enforces a minimum monthly wage of about $230-$240, much higher than $55 and $70 in neighbours Zimbabwe and Mozambique.” The ANC has made clear in the brutality ...

South Africa labour strikes spread to transport sector; Amplats mine workers ...
Vancouver Sun
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's labour strikes spread Tuesday from its mines to the transport sector and the country's transport union says over 20,000 road freight employees are on strike demanding a pay increase. South African Transport and Allied ...

South Africa's Striking Miners: A Menace to Society? Or just to the middle class?
Daily Maverick
Last week, in the judgment of South African Transport and Allied Workers Union and Others v Moloto N.O and Another the majority rejected the minority's argument that section 64(1)(b) of the Labour Relations Act obliges every employee who intends to ...

Nation Working Towards Equality - Zuma
AllAfrica.com
Pretoria — Women were more likely to have less access to basic services, to earn the lowest wages or not find employment or promotions and were likely to be less treated seriously when going to law enforcement agencies or the courts for redress. This ...

ANC Stalling On Labour Legislation Ahead of Mangaung
AllAfrica.com
After the events at Marikana, you would think that elected officials would jump at the opportunity to transform South Africa's labour regime. ANC MPs disregard for their responsibilities is unacceptable at best and at worst, could contribute to another ...

Mines crisis shakes labour unions
Times LIVE
"Marikana holds the potential for an era in South African labour relations where violent strike action forces the hand of weakened management as opposed to historical collective bargaining promoted by Cosatu and its affiliate unions," said independent ...

S. Africa labour strife spreads to AngloGold
Globe and Mail
The industrial strife hitting South Africa's mining industry has spread to AngloGold Ashanti, the world's third-largest bullion producer by sales, after 5,000 workers went on strike at one of its mines. The wildcat strike at AngloGold's Kopanang mine ...

Cosatu's survival tactic: Target laws and minimum wage
Mail & Guardian Online
Senior Congress of South African Trade Union leaders have called for drastic labour law changes, including the amendment of the Labour Relations Act. Unions affiliated to Cosatu are not ready to wave the white flag just yet despite the increase in ...

President Authorises Troop Employment
AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma has according to section 201(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, read with section 19 of the Defence Act (Act 42 of 2002) employed members of the South African National Defence Force to support the South ...

South African Markets - Factors to watch on Sept 21
Reuters
South Africa's Reserve Bank cut its economic growth forecasts on Thursday and warned that labour unrest in the country's mines could hit investment and undermine record loose monetary policy. It kept its repo rate unchanged at 5 percent as expected, ...

Platinum industry on brink, Chatham House Rule meeting hears
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
In the case of Marikana, Lonmin's bypassing of the National Union of Mineworkers and its effective direct negotiation with mineworkers completely undermined the collective bargaining system, which was a key aspect of South Africa's Labour Relations Act ...

S.Africa's top unions group fears for its future
Reuters
S.Africa labour market seen weakened by COSATU-friendly laws. By Jon Herskovitz. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A top South African labour leader urged a fresh start for the country's biggest unions on Tuesday, saying change was needed in the ...

Zuma Appeals for Peace in Marikana
AllAfrica.com
Addressing the national congress of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Johannesburg on Monday, Zuma said worker rights were enshrined in the Constitution, and added that there was legislation giving effect to the constitutional ...

Guest post: South African mining companies must win back workers' trust
Financial Times (blog)
That demand was until recently one of the enduring features of the current unrest but its potential impact on the mining industry and what it tells us about labour relations in South Africa hasn't really been understood. According to Stats SA's Labour ...

LETTER: Workplace fairness
BDlive
LABOUR brokering, a form of outsourcing in which companies contract labour brokers to provide them with casual labour, is a term that elicits emotionally charged responses more often than logical debate. It's time to remove emotion from the discussion ...

Jacob Zuma warns of recession due to South Africa labour unrest
Economic Times
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's gold and platinum mines have lost $543 million to forced stoppages this year, President Jacob Zuma said Monday, warning that the country can ill-afford a recession due to growing mining unrest. "Our financial indicators ...

What COSATU and the CEE don't get about race quotas
Politicsweb
In its response to the recent annual report of the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE), Cosatu claimed that the report demolished "the ludicrous assertion by former President FW de Klerk that 'the main inequality divide in South Africa is no longer ...

Govt Respects the Constitutional Rights of Marikana Residents but Has to ...
AllAfrica.com
All South Africans, including those in Marikana, also have the right to fair labour practices as enshrined in Clause 23 (1) of the Constitution. Every worker has ... There are also laws governing the rights to freedom of association, assembly and ...

Investors offload South African miners
Financial Times
The violence at Lonmin's mine, in which police shot and killed 34 miners after fighting between illegally striking workers cost 10 others their lives, has highlighted the fraught nature of labour relations in South Africa, as well as underscoring ...

Minister Davies Announces Incubation Programme to Boost Small Enterprises
AllAfrica.com
The government of South Africa also recognises and acknowledges the role that big business can play in boosting the development and growth of our small enterprises. It is against this ... The President of the International Small Business Congress, Ms ...

ANC Welcomes Government Move to Restore Order and Safety
AllAfrica.com
We further call on all South Africans to work with the authorities and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the situation is brought to normality. Working together we can restore peace and stability and put our country back on the road peaceful ...

S. Africa's "Juju" jinxes Zuma over mines unrest
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14 (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC rebel Julius Malema has charged back from the political wilderness, seizing on a mines labour conflict to bait and harry President Jacob Zuma before an end-year leadership conference that will test ...

Labour and Public Enterprise Select Committee Checks Working Conditions
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Labour and Public Enterprise Select Committee Checks Working Conditions. 13 September 2012. Comment. press release. The Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprise yesterday (Wednesday) undertook an unannounced oversight ...

Employment equity shows little progress
Mail & Guardian Online
But the commission stated in its annual report that the longer the amendments to the Act were delayed, "the greater the prejudice" would be in achieving employment equity. Business Unity South Africa acknowledged that more had to be done to improve ...

Court rulings may alter way in which unions exercise right to strike
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
Law firm Eversheds South Africa employment law head Imraan Mahomed explains that a conventional point of departure in South African labour law has been the right of employees to engage in strike action to express dissatis- faction about remuneration or ...

Can South Africa afford a national minimum wage?
Moneyweb.co.za
His main concern is that if labour legislation is even more rigid, South Africa will become even less competitive that it is now. "The fact is that South Africa is not internationally competitive and there are various reasons for this, but one of those ...

Wine industry puts label on labour-relations fix
BDlive
QUALIFYING wine makers in the Western Cape would be allowed to display a seal on their products to show that they upheld South Africa's labour laws and workers' rights, it was announced on Wednesday. Industry stakeholders initiated the move to clean ...

The Public Service Employment Drive
AllAfrica.com
"Therefore the IFP calls on the Department of Labour to rather speed up the implementation of programmes which are effective and will benefit South Africa's youth and which will make them employable in the labour market. In addition the Department of ...
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Zuma to act as strikes cripple S Africa
SBS
Share This. 0 0 0. Thousands of miners protesting over pay have vowed to cripple South Africa's mining sector. (AAP). South African President Jacob Zuma says his government will soon act to rein in the growing labour unrest in the mining sector.

South Africa's Zuma vows to act on mine unrest
FRANCE 24
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma broke his silence on the strike action at mines across the country on Thursday, describing the situation as "not acceptable" and warning that his government will act on the growing unrest. South Africa's President ...
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South Africa: Julius Malema rides public anger in style
BBC News
All this political squabbling is, of course, largely beside the point, when it comes to addressing South Africa's labour crisis and the widening gap between rich and poor. Most of the feuding within the ANC seems to be about power for power's sake ...

Employment Equity Law to Be Strengthened - Oliphant
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Employment Equity Law to Be Strengthened - Oliphant. 11 September 2012. Comment. Cape Town — The Department of Labour intends introducing proposals to strengthen companies' compliance with the Employment Equity Act, said Minister ...

Amplats hit by labour unrest
Independent Online
Johannesburg - Machete-wielding strikers forced top world platinum producer Anglo American Platinum to shut down some of its South African operations on Wednesday, widening the labour unrest sweeping through the country's mining industry. A column of ...

South Africa's rand steady but labour unrest could weigh
Business Recorder (blog)
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand held steady against the dollar on Wednesday in anticipation of further stimulus for the US economy, but the prospect of a nationwide strike in the country's mining sector could weigh on the currency in the days ahead.

BUSA - BUSINESS UNITY SOUTH AFRICA : BUSA Comments on The ...
4-traders
Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) welcomes the Commission for Employment Equity Annual Report released in Parliament yesterday. While we are pleased with the progress achieved by the seven companies identified in the report, we acknowledge that ...

S Africa: Shabangu interview highlights
Financial Times (blog)
With the Marikana tragedy casting a long shadow over the South African mining industry, a key question is how the government will respond to the growing labour unrest in the sector. Andrew England .... SS: We'll have to define it in the law. Because ...

South Africa paving way for increased isolation of Israel
Big News Network.com
Denis McShane, British MP and Policy Council member for 'Labour Friends of Israel', reacted by making dismaying and historically inconsistent parallels between South Africa and Nazi Germany. Writing in the Jewish Chronicle on September 6, ...

S.Africa's Implats details second pay bid by militant labour
Reuters
2 platinum producer said on Tuesday, and its shares tumbled on the size of the latest demand from militant labour. Unrest has been sweeping South Africa's bellwether mining sector with a wave of violence that killed 44 people in August, including 34 in ...

Job Recession On The Cards
Cape Business News
Also distressing was the fact that South Africa's labour law environment was now rated the second worst in the world in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. "We now rank 143rd out of 144 and it is likely that we will slip to the ...

S Africa: investors jittery as current account deficit soars, labour unrest ...
Financial Times (blog)
The South African Reserve Bank said in a statement that, in the second quarter of 2012, the gap on the current account grew to 6.4 per cent of GDP from 4.9 per cent in the previous three months. The increase was way above market forecasts of 4.8 per ...

Employment Equity a moral imperative - Mildred Oliphant
Politicsweb
As Government of South Africa and those that seek genuine transformation, we shall continue to encourage companies like Woolworths to continue with the transformation and integration of the society. It is important to highlight that Employment Equity ...

SA heading to 'jobs recession'
BDlive
At the same time in the labour market specifically we've got a raft of new labour laws and regulations that are before Parliament and will probably be approved within the next few months. ... The World Economic Forum (WEF) released its global ...

South African mining's continuing labour problems
Mineweb
Joining me on the line is the managing director of Control Risks Southern Africa, David Butler. David the last few weeks have been, to say the very least, a very difficult time for the South African mining sector. Historically this is a strike season ...

Adcorp: South Africa facing jobs recession
Mail & Guardian Online
South Africa's labour law environment was ranked 143 out of 144 countries by the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. Previously, South Africa was ranked 133rd. It was the worst country for labour-employer conflict, second worst for ...

SA's lack of competitiveness behind continuing job losses, says economist
BDlive
Loane Sharp, labour economist at Adcorp, said the numbers for last month should be viewed in the context of the latest Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum. The report ranked South Africa's labour law environment 143rd out of 144 ...

South Africa labour unrest spreads
gulfnews.com
Marikana: Labour unrest spread in South Africa on Monday with a wildcat strike by 15,000 gold miners stopping work at a mine while few workers reported for duty in the fourth week of a stoppage at the world's third largest platinum mine. Gold Fields ...

Gold Fields workers seek R12,500
Mining MX
The strike is unprotected in terms of South Africa's labour legislation. The strike came soon after the internal squabbles of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) – the dominant union at the gold company - resulted in a one week work stoppage at KDC ...

Marikana shows the flaws in unions, labour laws – CCMA | Carnegie3
Leading voices in South Africa's labour law arena have said that failures to adjust to a changing labour economy led to the massacre at Marikana, and that ...

South Africanpolice brace as Lonmin workers set to return on Monday

Chicago Tribune
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police are braced for possible violence ahead of Monday's back-to-work deadline for striking workers at Lonmin's flagship platinum mine, where 44 people died in labour strife last month, most of them at the hands ...

 

Labour Minister Oliphant Lauds Woolworths Stance to Address Equity in the ...
AllAfrica.com
... that Woolworths was amongst the number of large designated employers listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) that have been subjected to the Director-General Review process in terms of sections 43 to 45 of the Employment Equity Act ...

South Africa: Department of Labour to Host a Series of Wholesale and Retail ...
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Department of Labour to Host a Series of Wholesale and Retail Sector Hearings and Taxi Sector Information Sharing Sessions to Tackle Problems in the Sectors. 7 September 2012 ... In line with the requirements of the law," Mtsweni said.

South Africa leaders ignore Marikana lessons at their own peril
BBC News
This blocks the possibility of shaking up South Africa's labour laws to encourage businesses to flourish. President Jacob Zuma has been accused by all sides for failing to show the political courage to deal with this sensitive issue and for protecting ...

Militant South Africa union tells Lonmin to pay up
Reuters
Ruling ANC blames Lonmin for labour strife. * Lonmin has lost output worth about $95 million. By Jon Herskovitz. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Striking workers at Lonmin's South African platinum mines where 44 died last month in labour strife will ...

Caution Needed When Excluding Racial Groups From Jobs - Lawyer
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Caution Needed When Excluding Racial Groups From Jobs - Lawyer. 7 September 2012. Comment ... Employers who had already reached their employment equity targets, but continued to discriminate against non-designated groups, would have ...

Child Labour Programme Approved
AllAfrica.com
"The CLPA is South Africa's roadmap to the prevention, reduction and eventual elimination of child labour which affects an estimated one million children in the country," said Minister in The Presidency responsible for Performance Monitoring ...

Zuma: Don't hijack labour disputes
News24
But of course Zuma has been at the epicentre of South African politics, and his life has spilt... Was R209.41 Now ... "We must also emphasise that labour relations must be undertaken peacefully and within the ambit of the law," Zuma said. "We cannot ...

Ratification of Maritime Labour Convention Approved
AllAfrica.com
Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has officially handed its investigation into suspected financial and procurement irregularities, maladministration, and corruption in the Fisheries Branch to the South African Police ...

Pierre de Vos says if only white South Africans had been outraged at Apartheid ...
Eyewitness News
If only all those South Africans now expressing outrage at Woolworths for implementing an employment equity plan in terms of the Employment Equity Act, had been similarly outraged at racial discrimination during Apartheid. If only they had taken part ...

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe ...
4-traders
Amending legislation to further protect vulnerable workers, for example, the current amendments to the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act, should also contribute to countering growing inequality ...

SA unemployment structural – Vavi
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has told the 17th Annual Summit of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in Boksburg on the East Rand this morning that South Africa's high ...

Labour Law South Africa - September 2012 - Federation of African ...
Key players reject labour deal with Lonmin Globe and Mail A South African union and holdout miners on Thursday rejected a deal with platinum giant Lonmin ...

Key players reject labour deal with Lonmin

Globe and Mail
A South African union and holdout miners on Thursday rejected a deal with platinum giant Lonmin PLC, stalling efforts to end a deadly strike that has rattled the industry and stirred political dissent. After the turmoil threatened to spread to a mining ...

YCL supports Woolies
Independent Online
"We further call on Woolworths to make public their employment demographics, and hope that no white person currently employed will lose a job as a result of the company's compliance with labour laws.” Trade union Solidarity announced a campaign on ...

South Africa's mining crisis may lead to more unrest
Vision Insights and New Horizons
Perhaps we have reached a point now where the inequity in the pay scale would lead to broader civil disobedience and protest action," said Tony Healy, an expert on South African labour law. The worker stridency has found fertile soil in the squalor of ...

Nigeria/South Africa - Our Police - Their Police
AllAfrica.com
But few weeks ago, operatives of the South African Police demonstrated to the world that some of their operatives are yet to extricate themselves from the notorious vestiges of apartheid policing tendencies characterized by brutal extra-legal killings ...

Labour market takes the shine off SA's competitiveness
Independent Online
South Africa's labour markets are not flexible enough to shift workers from one economic activity to another rapidly and at a low cost, and to allow wage fluctuations without much social disruption. This is one of the findings of the World Economic ...

Employment Equity (EE) Reporting Deadline Looms
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Employment Equity (EE) Reporting Deadline Looms. 4 September 2012. Comment. press release. The clock is ticking fast for the submission of manual Employment Equity (EE) Reports with just under 28 days left for employers to meet the ...

FIVE MINUTES: South Africa
Daily Maverick
"Government has a responsibility to maintain law and order and therefore will not tolerate any irresponsible and unwarranted provocation from any quarters of our society," said minister in the presidency, Collins Chabane. ... "Our performance has been ...

South Africa Marikana: Julius Malema in rallying call
BBC News
South African activist Julius Malema says mineworkers must put down tools until wage demands are met, amid a deadly dispute at a platinum mine. Mr Malema told the BBC he was not calling for violence, but said workers must refuse to sell their labour...

Nigeria/South Africa: Our Police; Their Police
Leadership Newspapers
If this is the true picture of the law in place in South Africa, then the South African police are not only brutal, notorious and dangerous but primitive and therefore this legal framework should be amended to meet global best practices. For purposes ...

Marikana vindicates labour laws
iAfrica.com
The Marikana shooting gave the lie to the argument that relaxed labour laws were the answer to South Africa's economic problems, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. "I think in the light of Marikana, it might give rise to a little ...

Media Statement By the Inter-Ministerial Committee On the Marikana Tragedy At ...
AllAfrica.com
South Africa is a constitutional democracy with appropriate labour relations laws and long-established negotiating forums in which business, organised labour government resolved labour issues. We remain confident that the labour dispute at the Lonmin ...

SA's rockdrillers are rich
Moneyweb.co.za
Then last Tuesday Statistic South Africa published a document called Labour Market Dynamics which shows that the median worker only earns R3 000 per month. Moreover only 59% of workers have a pension fund and about 40% have medical aid and ...

South Africa police fire teargas as mine unrest spreads
swissinfo.ch
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse striking miners at a gold mine near Johannesburg on Monday, the latest outbreak in a wave of labour militancy spreading from platinum mining into other parts of ...

South Africa Miners' Murder Charges Provisionally Withdrawn: Prosecutor
Huffington Post
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 2 (Reuters) - South African prosecutors provisionally withdrew murder charges on Sunday against 270 miners who had been accused of killing 34 striking colleagues shot dead by police, but said they could be recharged when ...

Funerals of slain South African miners held as unrest spreads
World Socialist Web Site
Last week, the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) had announced that the miners were being charged with the murder of their 34 colleagues killed by police under the apartheid-era "common purpose” law. ... The ANC, and its partners in the Tripartite ...

Labour Market Dynamics in 2011
AllAfrica.com
In comparison to other SADC countries, South Africa has the lowest rates of participation and absorption in the labour market, and its unemployment rate is exceeded only by Namibia and Lesotho. This is partly due to the much smaller role the ...

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour on job creation
4-traders
... Public Employment Services, Enhancing Inspection and Enforcement Services to effectively monitor and enforce compliance with legislation, Strengthening Social Security and Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Department", the Minister ...

South Africa shocked by move to charge miners with massacre
Vision Insights and New Horizons
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 31 (Reuters) - South Africa's justice minister on Friday rebuked prosecutors for charging 270 miners with the murder of 34 striking colleagues shot dead by police, saying the decision had caused "shock, panic and confusion" among the ...

Murder charges stun and enrage South African miners
Globe and Mail
Legal experts were quick to say that the charges were extreme. "The charge is spurious,” said Pierre de Vos, a legal scholar at the University of Cape Town. "It will not fly. No court in South Africa on any set of facts will find the miners guilty ...

South Africa: mine unrest could affect potential investment
Radio Netherlands
Recent violence and current labour unrest in South Africa's mining sector will have a negative impact on potential investments, the country's resources minister said on Wednesday. Clashes between police and workers killed 44 people this month and shut ...

South Africa: ASNAPP Conference to focus on technology and sustainability
FreshPlaza
... the 'Wage Act and Definition of the Labour Law'), the 'Effect of the Consumer Act on the intensive Fresh Produce Grower', the 'Logistics for Export and Import in the southern African Region', the 'Status of Horticultural Production & Markets in ...

Labour Dept On Drive to End HIV Discrimination At Work
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Labour Dept On Drive to End HIV Discrimination At Work. 28 August 2012. Comment. Pretoria — The Department of Labour (DoL) says the Revised Code of Good Practice on HIV and Aids, including tuberculosis, should further safeguard ...

Deal sought over striking South Africa miners
Aljazeera.com
The South African government is seeking a deal to end a stalemate between feuding unions before starting wage talks to end a deadly strike that has crippled the Lonmin mine in the country's northeast. The labour ministry said on Tuesday it aims to seal ...

The DA's plan for BBBEE - Lindiwe Mazibuko
Politicsweb
During apartheid, racial separation and economic discrimination were the defining characteristics of South Africa. Black South Africans were subject to ruthless asset-stripping and restrictions: labour laws that prevented their advancement, land ...

South African rand weak, labour unrest worries investors
Business Recorder (blog)
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand was slightly softer against the dollar at the start of Johannesburg trade on Wednesday, with labour unrest in the mining sector seen keeping it under pressure. Government bonds also got off to a slightly weak start ...

South Africa: mine unrest to affect potential investment
Reuters
PERTH Aug 30 (Reuters) - A wave of labour unrest and violence in South Africa's mining sector will have an impact on potential investments, the country's resources minister said on Wednesday. Clashes between police and workers killed 44 people this ...

South Africa: mine unrest to have impact on investment
Reuters
PERTH Aug 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's resources minister said on Wednesday that a wave of labour unrest and violence in the mining sector that killed 44 people this month will have an impact on potential investments. "It is a cause for concern. The ...

Create labour-intensive programmes to reduce poverty-African countries urged
Ghana News Agency
30, GNA - Professor Wellington Thwala of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, on Wednesday said the creation of more labour- intensive programmes in African countries can help eradicate the unemployment and poverty problems on the continent ...

Labour strife returns in South Africa's platinum belt
Business Recorder (blog)
Labour strife returned to South Africa's platinum sector on Monday, derailing London-based Lonmin's efforts to restart mining and fanning fears of a resurgence of the violence that has killed 44 people this month. Workers blocked colleagues from going ...

Department of Labour Urges Business to Accommodate Those With HIV in the ...
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Department of Labour Urges Business to Accommodate Those With HIV in the Workplace. 28 August 2012. Comment. press release. Elimination of unfair-discrimination, promotion of equal opportunity, fair treatment, safe working environment as ...

South Africa seeks platinum belt peace and wage talks
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG Aug 28 (Reuters) - South Africa is seeking a "peace accord" in its embattled platinum belt to have feuding unions lay down their weapons and then start wage talks for ending a deadly strike that has paralysed miner Lonmin , the labour...

Labour Matters: What is an unfair practice?
The New Age Online
The South African Constitution states that everyone has the right to fair labour practices. When we think of unfair ... These are listed in section 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act and must involve an act or omission by an employer about: • Promotion ...

 


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