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Labour Law South Africa - November 2012

20 November 2012   (0 Comments)
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Veronica Mente in South Africa - Sida
Veronica Mente, Labour Law Advisor, South Africa. "We contact the employers and find out what has happened. We can often solve the problem by providing ...

Labour Department Pulling Out All Stops to Resolve Farmrworkers Crisis
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Labour Department Pulling Out All Stops to Resolve Farmrworkers Crisis ... The sectoral determination prescribes minimum wages and conditions of employment for workers in vulnerable sectors like farming and domestic work. Also, the ...

US PRECIOUS OPEN - Platinum pulls back on South Africa labour improvement
Fastmarkets
Orlando, Florida 16/11/2012 - Platinum futures have fallen sharply ever since workers at Amplats mines in South Africa returned to work yesterday, while gold started Friday's session modestly lower, largely the result of a weaker dollar. Platinum for ...

SA's recent labour unrest has been a long time coming
Independent Online
It was in that month that this column noted: "The plight of a probable majority of farm workers in South Africa has finally made it onto the main news pages and has led radio and television newscasts.” "Finally made it” was the phrase used because ...

South Africa labour unrest leaves one dead
Jamaica Observer
The unrest has shaken South Africa, a nation now free from apartheid-era laws, but not of its legacy of economic disparities between whites and blacks. And though the grip of the strikes appear to have loosened, the damage done to South Africa's anemic ...

South Africa strikers accept Amplats offer: labour leader
Fox Business
South Africa's boardrooms and politicians may breathe a sigh of relief as the worst labour unrest since the end of apartheid in 1994 winds down in the world's top platinum producer, but the future is riven with uncertainty. The dominant National Union ...

Self-Organised Strikes on the Mines & Farms in South Africa
libcom.org
South Africa's Labour Relations Act (LRA), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and their associated institutions of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), the Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and National ...

'Law must protect all, not just JZ' - Cosatu
Citizen
Labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday said a law protecting President Jacob Zuma against insults would not be fair. 16 November 2012 | NGWAKO MODJADJI. null. Not rated yet. "All South Africans must be protected ...

All the workers are returning to work: Amplats labour leader
Times LIVE
Striking miners at Anglo American Platinum's operations in South Africa have accepted the company's latest pay offer and are returning to work, a labour leader said on Thursday, bringing an end to two months of labour unrest.

Mining sector has vast job creation potential
BDlive
THE mining sector has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in South Africa and the rest of Africa — provided governments, business and labour start to see eye to eye. This is imperative as, with the strife facing South Africa's ...

Labour unrest in South Africa expands to farms as strikes at mines ease
Waterloo Record
RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Down a two-lane road, where slag heaps tower and miners' shack homes crowd against each other, is where the labour unrest now gripping South Africa first caught fire. Mining companies here outside of Rustenburg, a city about ...

South Africa strikers accept Amplats offer - labour leader
Reuters UK
J) operations in South Africa have accepted the company's latest pay offer and are returning to work, a labour leader said on Thursday, bringing an end to two months of labour unrest. The unit of troubled global mining giant Anglo American (AAL.L) has ...

Hope for Disabled As Sheltered Employment Factories (sef) Are to Undergo ...
AllAfrica.com
According to Nondwangu a business analysis of SEF has showed that the factories have a potential for growth, employment of disabled people and that they needed to be conferred a legal status. The primary purpose of the SEF is the economic empowerment ...

Mangosuthu Buthelezi nominates Jeremy Gauntlett for ConCourt
Politicsweb
Both domestically and internationally, it has become almost axiomatic to refer to Adv. Gauntlett as one of the best legal minds in South African history. ... as Appellate Commissioner in the Special Income Tax Tribunal (1994 to 1997), as Member of the ...

FIVE MINUTES: South Africa
Daily Maverick
Acting labour minister, Angie Motshekga, standing in for Oliphant who is abroad, told reporters the farmworkers would suspend their strike for two weeks on condition the sectoral determination was looked at by the Employment Condition Commission next ...

South Africa police arrest 37 for violence near Xstrata mine
euronews
Wednesday is the deadline for the strikers to accept Amplats' latest offer or face being sacked – a scenario that could stoke further violence. South African labour law requires clear and formal processes for strikes and walk-outs. Those that do not go ...

South Africa police arrest 37 for violence near Xstrata mine
Reuters UK
Wednesday is the deadline for the strikers to accept Amplats' latest offer or face being sacked - a scenario that could stoke further violence. South African labour law requires clear and formal processes for strikes and walk-outs. Those that do not go ...

Motlanthe Calls for Mines to Change Conditions of Employment
AllAfrica.com
Responding to a question on the tweet of the national DA leader Helen Zille in which she referred to black people migrating to the Western Cape as refugees, he said they should rather be called fellow South Africans and even compatriots. Asked by the ...

Reforming labour relations in South Africa
ITInews
Without a doubt, reforming South Africa's system of labour relations is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a fundamental reconsideration and not mere tinkering. However, in my comments I will limit myself to the economic effects of collective ...

Why South Africa has more cars but fewer jobs
The Africa Report
Despite the sector's heavy job losses, vehicle and component manufacturers continue to complain that South African labour laws make it too difficult for them to shed employees. Around 300 companies work in the components industry, which exports just ...

Economic Shock the Fault of Poorly Managed Labour Relations
AllAfrica.com
Behind all the drama on the international market stage is a story newspapers largely neglected: the unsustainable working conditions and mismanagement of South Africa's labour relations in the mining industry. The industry ... Rather than address ...

Mining output reflects strikes
Times LIVE
AngloGold Ashanti sacked 12,000 wildcat strikers who defied a deadline to return to work on Wednesday, the latest South African company to resort to mass firings after weeks of crippling labour unrest. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ...

Labour Dept Fraudster Sentenced
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Labour Dept Fraudster Sentenced ... Modau originally appeared in this case with co-accused and former employees of the Department of Labour's Compensation Fund Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng and Johanna Kgabo Methi. The trio's ...


White rights downgraded, Solidarity says
News24
Johannesburg - A ruling related to affirmative action by the Labour Appeal Court has diluted white South Africans' right to equality, trade union Solidarity said on Friday. ... Her father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law were all employed by ...

UPDATE 3-One-in-four South Africans jobless, mine layoffs loom
Reuters
South Africa's relatively rigid labour laws are part of the problem, making it difficult and costly for employers to fire workers, although the powerful unions have rejected any notion of reform, saying it would lead to exploitation. Youngsters ...

Operations at South African Mines and Processing Plant Remain Suspended
Stockhouse
However, resumption of negotiations is predicated on a commitment to orderly conduct, and to the following of due process under the South African Labour Relations Act." About Forbes Coal. Forbes Coal is a growing coal producer in southern Africa. It ...

Old-guard unions may have lost touch with their members' needs – lawyer
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
... as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the United Association of South Africa (UASA) and Solidarity, may have lost touch with the needs of their members, Werksmans Attorneys director Anastasia Vatalidis said at a mining seminar hosted by the ...

Labour crisis one of the reasons S&P downgraded South Africa
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
The likelihood that the local mining labour crisis will increase uncertainties related to the future policy framework of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was one of the reasons ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P)last month lowered South ...

South Africa: 1994, 2012 and 2020 - FW de Klerk
Politicsweb
South Africa's flexibility of wage determination is the fourth worst in the world. Our labour legislation is amongst the most onerous anywhere. South Africa's hiring and firing practices are the second worst in the world. Cosatu's campaign to abolish ...

Department of Labour (DOL) Reviews Its Service Point Centres to Step Up ...
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Department of Labour (DOL) Reviews Its Service Point Centres to Step Up Service Delivery Efforts - Labour DG. 31 October ... The Director-General also informed the Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprises that the policy ...

Census shows importance of youth jobs schemes, says Busa
BDlive
BUSINESS Unity South Africa (Busa) on Wednesday welcomed Tuesday's release of the 2011 census data, saying the results, which confirmed the youth of the country's population, emphasised the importance of education and youth employment schemes.

South Africa in Need of Policy Implementation That Would Incentivize Job ...
AllAfrica.com
The South African labour market's recovery still remain fragile, with limited jobs being created against a large number of job seekers, a Department of Labour (DoL) Report has revealed. According to the Department of Labour 's - Job Opportunity and ...

Census: nearly 30% of SA's labour force unemployed
BDlive
ALMOST 30% of South Africa's labour force is unemployed, according to the 2011 census results — a rate far higher than estimated by other surveys. Statistics SA's quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) recorded the official unemployment rate for last ...


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