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Labour Law South Africa - March 2012

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South African farmers say employment law changes 'limit jobs'
Fresh Fruit Portal
South African commercial farming union Agri SA, has hit out at government amendments to employment rules which it claims will hold back the country's development and job creation. Agri SA president Johannes Möller said if the draft bills were passed ...

Law firm appoints new chair to lead African push
Creamer Media's Engineering News
South African and global law firm Eversheds reports it has appointed Lavery Modise chairperson of Eversheds South Africa. Modise, a former acting Labour Court judge, has served as deputy chair- person of the company since July 2009.

S.African mining policies inconsistent: Anglo
Reuters Africa
Criticising measures being considered by the African National Congress-lead government including labour law reform and a proposed new resource taxes, Cutifani said South Africa's public policies are "absolutely inconsistent" with its growth and ...

Cosatu chief hits out at state secrecy bill
Times LIVE
In his damning submission, Vavi said his labour federation remained stubbornly opposed to the proposed law, which has been termed "the secrecy bill", because it undermined transparency and would take South Africa back to the dark ages of apartheid, ...


Employers want labour brokers banned
The Swazi Observer
JUST like in South Africa, employers in the country want labour brokers to be banned. Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE&CC) Director of Industrial Relations Bongani Mtshali said the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland ...

Dear Big Business: Speak now or complain later
Daily Maverick
Which is what's happening in South Africa. At the moment, business is deeply worried its playing field is going to get worse, not better, in form of the new labour laws which are being put to Parliament. While Big Business has seriously upped its ...

Public briefings to explain new labour law changes
With South Africa's Labour minister Mildred Oliphant having submitted amendment bills for the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of ...

DA: Statement by Tim Harris, Democratic Alliance shadow minister ...
Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access ... to prevent labour legislation from contributing to unemployment in South Africa.

Fintalk – Labour law showdown looms
These talks, however, ended in a stalemate with both labour and business ... Business Unity South Africa (Busa) questions how Cabinet could approve the ...

Brics to eye joint bank, exchange ties
Fin24
Business Unity SA says amendments to labour laws will be detrimental to business and affect job creation. BMW, the world's biggest premium carmaker, says 5 and 6 series vehicles are being called in for possible problems with the battery cable cover in ...

'Labour amendments damage business'
Independent Online
By SAPA The amended Labour Relations and Basic Conditions of Employment bills could damage business in South Africa, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Tuesday. "The areas of disagreement currently contained in the bills... compromise existing jobs and ...

LETTER: DA has a plan for jobs
Business Day
Frans Cronje suggests that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has not adequately laid out plans to combat unemployment (Labour law no longer a holy cow, Letters, March 27). Frans Cronje suggests that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has not adequately laid out ...

South Africa: Dept looking at ways to improve Compensation Fund
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Cape Town - The Department of Labour is probing the workings of the Compensation Fund to identify challenges and improve the functioning of the fund, the Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Monday. The department administers the Compensation Fund ...

Busa's triple 'no' to labour law changes - Yahoo! News South Africa
Read 'Busa's triple 'no' to labour law changes' on Yahoo! News South Africa. Business Unity SA is against the proposed amendments to the legislation ...

Politicsweb - Labour law amendments will complicate employment ...
SEIFSA COMMENT ON PROPOSED LABOUR LAW AMENDMENTS. The Steel and Engineering Industries' Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) acknowledges ...

 

 

 

Labour bills could stifle job growth, business organisations warn
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Business organisations have voiced concern over amendments to South Africa's labour legislation, approved by Cabinet last week, but welcomed a decision not to ban labour broking. The Steel and Engineering Industries' Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) ...

ANC, Cosatu meeting 'fruitful'
BusinessLIVE
The ANC held a "fruitful and honest" bilateral meeting with its alliance partner the Congress of South African Trade Unions in Johannesburg on Monday. "It focused on the important issues of labour law amendments, in particular the problems of labour ...

Business attacks laws
The New Age Online
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) expressed its disappointment of the approval of the amendment bills of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act, without conducting a regulatory impact assessment or waiting for a final ...

South Africa: Public Urged to Comment On Draft AgriBEE Sector Code
AllAfrica.com
The Charter Council, which is made of up of representatives from government, industry, as well as labour, was appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, for the purposes of developing and gazetting the ...

 

DA to fight to amend labour bills in parliament - Tim Harris
Politicsweb
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will table amendments to the newly revised labour laws in Parliament and lead the fight to prevent labour legislation from contributing to unemployment in South Africa. Cabinet's approval of redrafted versions of the Labour ...

FEDUSA » FEDUSA PLEASED WITH LABOUR LAW AMENDMENTS
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) noted the tabling of the latest labour law amendment bills at Parliament yesterday. FEDUSA is satisfied with ...

DA to table amendments to labour law : News South Africa
"In particular, the DA… will challenge the proposal that the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) be amended to allow the Labour Minister [Mildred ...

Amendment bills to address labour broking
These amendments will align the BCEA with South Africa's international law obligations in terms of the International Labour Organisation Convention (No.

 

MEMORANDUM OF OBJECTS LABOUR RELATIONS ...
Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997. ( BCEA). These two statutes, which form the cornerstone of South Africa's labour ...

South Africa proposes labour law amendments
Supply Management
The South African government has submitted proposals to guard against all forms of child labour to bring its laws in line with international standards. Pretoria's cabinet this week approved two bills for submission to parliament that amend the Labour...

Amendments to legislation aim to address labour broking
Bizcommunity.com
On 22 March 2012 the South African Cabinet approved the amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) to be submitted to parliament. According to Aadil Patel, director and national head of the employment ...

New amendments on the Labour Relations Act and the Basic ...
South Africa Labour Law Guide ... "informalisation” or "casualization” of work that has become a feature of the South African labour market over the past decade.

Trade Unions, Labour Law and Growth - a CartOOn
COSATU and South Africa's restrictive labour law are often cited as reasons for stifling job creation and economic development - this cartoon explains why this is ...

Amendments to LRA and BCEA approved for submission to ...
On 22 March 2012, the South African Cabinet approved the amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) to ...

South Africa: Amendment bills to address labour broking
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Elaborating on the bills, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said the current amendments had their origins in the growing "informalisation" or "casualisation" of work that had become a feature of the South African labour market over the past decade.

MARK ALLIX: Special zones bill neglects market dynamics
Business Day
Instead, endless state planning and other forms of social engineering, including rigid labour legislation, have left South Africans increasingly polarised. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan recently submitted a paper ...

South Africa's human rights report card 2012 - CFCR
Politicsweb
The four draft Labour Bills still before parliament propose far more rigid labour laws. Relations between employers and trade unions are often very negative. In 2011 South African lost 12 million days to strikes compared with 2.9 million work days in ...

Dubious Attempt to Muzzle Labour
AllAfrica.com
A misinterpretation of the labour laws and practices in Great Britain, USA, Canada, France, Belgium and South Africa is cheap blackmail that no sane assembly should lend credence to. Pandering to statist and clannish mendacity and stratagem inherent in ...

Can lean organisations afford to be mean?
NewsDay
For example, Section 196 of the South African Labour Relations Act (1995) provides for one week's pay for every completed year of service with an employer as the minimum package. Section 35 of the Malawian Employment Act provides two weeks' pay for ...

 

Are SA's special economic zones doomed to fail?

Moneyweb.co.za
Most ominously, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has made it clear that there will be no relaxation of South Africa's relatively stringent labour laws in the SEZs. Speaking at a public hearing on the SEZ Bill, DTI director-general Lionel ...

 

A new "New" South Africa
News24
We're not talking slave labour here but construction on a large scale with the people directing these projects having the skills andqualifications necessary to do so and the workers being fairly paid for theirskills and labour. We have the labour - and ...

eServices Blog
Posted in UIF | Tagged Business, Health, Johannesburg, labour law, Occupational Health, Occupational safety and health, Safety Act, South Africa...

 

Labour Laws Amendment Bills to Be Presented to Cabinet "by ...
According to labour minister Mildred Oliphant in an introduction to the strategic plan, proposed amendments to South Africa's labour laws seek to: • promote ...

 

 

 

No debate on labour legislation reform at this stage
Mining Review
Cape Town, South Africa --- 15 March 2012 - The South African government has not opened the debate on any possible reform of labour legislation, and suggestions by any minister that this situation should change were simply individual views.

Labour has commoditised itself
Moneyweb.co.za
The distinction between labour as work and labour as people is cleverly lost. But this is a very fine line. No-one today can seriously equate any form of labour practices in South Africa with slavery. There may indeed be "wage slaves” in the narrow ...

New jobs remain hard to come by
Business Day
There are always the generic factors that one can look at — there's the euro crisis and the effect of that on South Africa, and we can look at what's going on with legislation in South Africa with labour brokers, with the Congress of South African...

Employment act excludes some staff
Independent Online
By Tony Healy In terms of section 3 of the BCEA, members of the National Intelligence Agency, the South African Secret Service and the South African National Academy of Intelligence are excluded from the provisions of the BCEA.

SA court suspends Northam mine safety stoppage
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Labour Court has suspended a safety stoppage at a mine operated by Northam Platinum in the first corporate legal challenge to a government drive that has cut output in the world's largest platinum producer, a union said.

South Africa: Nursing opportunities for Gauteng job seekers
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Labour, together with its counterpart in health, is offering hundreds of unemployed residents the opportunity to sign up for nursing courses. The provincial Labour Department has through its Public Employment...

Employment outlook for SA is poor
FM.co.za
According to the quarterly Employment Outlook Survey conducted by ManpowerGroup, the international employment services company, global employment prospects are expected to improve, but "South Africa's Net Employment Outlook stands at a disappointing ...

Have you been overlooked for promotion?
NewsDay
Generally, contracts of employment do not include the right to be promoted or appointed to the next higher grade. The Labour Act is also silent on that aspect. Cases decided in South Africa and elsewhere indicate that it remains the prerogative of the ...

Row in Senate over Bill to stifle strike
The Nation Newspaper
... obtainable in Britain, United States, Canada, France, Belgium and South Africa. He noted that in Britain, the Trade Union and Labour Relations (consolidated) Act 1992 provides for requirement of ballot before any industrial action by trade unions.

SA's small businesses under the whip
Business Day
SUMMIT TV: Adcorp's latest unemployment statistics show that the South African economy created only 24000 jobs last month compared with 80000 in January. That's definitely not a good showing. What are these figures telling us about the state of the ...

Small businesses carnage
Moneyweb.co.za
The recent World Bank's Doing Business report shows that in terms of total tax cost and efficiency, South Africa's ranking has fallen from 18th to 44th out of 183 economies -- a drop of 26 places -- between 2011 and 2012. "Also, labour laws and ...


South Africans protest against introduction of highway tolls
The Citizen Daily
Since the South African government announced plans to introduce road tolls on its highways, opposition to the scheme has grown so much that it is one of the two major reasons, along with the call to scrap labour brokerage firms. People are protesting.

Science and Nonsense: Further criticisms of Adcorp
Politicsweb
In particular we show that the Adcorp Employment Index has to be less accurate than the Statistics South Africa employment series for the simple reason that Adcorp actually tries to mimic that series. This runs counter to the many grandiose claims that ...

 

THE BIG READ: To pay or not to pay tolls

Times LIVE
MORE than 200000 workers and concerned citizens took to the streets of South Africa on March 7 to demand the banning of labour broking, and also the scrapping of open road tolling in Gauteng. Our reasons for opposing these tolls are clear.

SEMINAR 4: CLUB ADMINISTRATION: LABOUR LAW
SEMINAR 4: CLUB ADMINISTRATION: LABOUR LAW. PRESENTED BY: ... Derek was appointed as an Acting Judge of the high Court of South Africa (Cape of ...

Like PG, let's start a real debate on barriers to employment
Times LIVE
PRAVIN Gordhan is truly a brave man for sticking his neck out (not once, but twice) on the need to revisit South Africa's labour legislation. The first time he did so, last August - in the context of unacceptably high levels of unemployment - he became ...

Gordhan calls for labour law reforms - Business LIVE - BusinessLIVE
Review-Preview 2010/11 Mining Indaba 2011 State of the Nation 2011 National Budget 2011 SA AND BRICS CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT WORLD ...

S.African court approves Wal-Mart takeover
AFP
CAPE TOWN — A South African court approved on Friday Wal-Mart's $2.2 billion takeover of local chain Massmart, giving the world's biggest retailer its first foothold in Africa. The case is seen as a bellwether for foreign investment in South Africa, ...

Prima facie case Majola contravened Companies Act - Nicholson
Politicsweb
STATEMENT BY THE COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION INTO THE AFFAIRS OF CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA, PRESENTED BY JUDGE CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON, ON THE 09TH MARCH 2012, LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank you for attending this ...

State will co-operate with Walmart
Independent Online
He said the judgment had taken South Africa's competition law "significantly forward”. The ruling recognised public interest considerations were fundamental to the operation of competition law, that conditions should be set to mergers and acquisitions, ...

Court victory oils WalMart entry into South Africa
The Africa Report
The South African Commercial and Catering Association, SACCAWU, a Cosatu affiliate said, they welcomed the CAC's ruling in that, the 503 Massmart employees who were retrenched in 2009 and 2010 must be reinstated and all existing labour agreements by ...

South Africa's Walmart ruling welcomed
South Africa.info
The Competition Appeal Court's ruling on US retail giant Walmart's $2.4-billion (R16.5-billion) acquisition of local retailer Massmart has been welcomed as balancing the need to project South Africa as investor-friendly while addressing concerns around ...

Appeals body rules in Wal-Mart's favour on South African merger
Brandon Sun
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Themba Hadebe JOHANNESBURG - Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, can go ahead with its 17 billion rand ($2.2 billion) purchase of a controlling share of a South African chain, a South African regulatory appeals body said ...

NLC Lauds Resolution Of Nigeria/SA Deportation Controversy
Leadership Newspapers
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday said that the resolution of the Yellow Fever Card brouhaha between Nigeria and South Africa showed that Africans could resolve their own problems. Nigeria and South Africa had been at loggerheads after the ...

Busa: Statement by Business Unity South Africa, on Cosatu's mass ...
Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access to ... Repeated mass action protests also carry the risk of damaging South Africa's...South African economy or created new jobs, or taken the discussions on labour...

 

Parliament Must Debate Labour Reform

AllAfrica.com
Parliament, as the representative body of the people, must play a central role in discussing the solutions that South Africa requires to fight poverty and grow the economy. This includes having a frank and open discussion on Labour Reform.

South Africa: DA Welcomes Pravin Gordhan's Proposal On Labour Market Reform ...
AllAfrica.com
In a piece published today the Minister explains how appropriate fiscal interventions by National Treasury, coupled with labour market reforms that promote labour market flexibility, can help South Africa to create jobs at a faster rate.

DA calls for Parliamentary debate on labour laws
BusinessLIVE
Mazibuko said she had written to Parliamentary Speaker Max Sisulu requesting that the legislature hold such a debate on the need for comprehensive labour reforms to ensure obstacles to employing more South Africans were removed.

Cabinet eager for end to labour broking debate
Mail & Guardian Online
Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at Nedlac to be finalised soon, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday. However, Chabane added that South Africans should be patient with the process that began nearly ...

S.Africa road tolls to go ahead despite protests
AFP
Protesters led by the powerful Cosatu labour body marched through South African cities on Wednesday calling on the government to scrap plans to toll major roads around Johannesburg from next month. Wednesday's nationwide protest was just the latest ...

Thousands of Workers Protest in Cape Town
AllAfrica.com
"We are saying we don't tolerate labour brokers in South Africa and we want change right now," he said. Labour brokering has been described as a form of "modern-day slavery" as most of the people employed by such companies are given work without being ...

Tens of thousands protest against tolls in S.Africa
The Bostwana Gazette
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched through South African cities on Wednesday in a protest by the powerful Cosatu labour body, the latest sign of tensions within the ANC-led government. The protest's official rallying cry is to ...

Resource rents will dent investor confidence in South African mining – Solomon
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
With the South African mining industry shrinking at a time of global commo- dity boom, now is hardly the time to burden it further with impositions like resource rents. As a priority, the industry needs to be encouraged to grow its output and holding ...

South Africa: Presidential hotline doubles case resolution rate
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
The Department of Labour's Chief Director for Labour Market Policy, Thembinkosi Mkalipi, said 80% of the issues that have been put in front of Nedlac have been approved. Chabane said that South Africa followed a democratic and consultative approach

Labour Law Attorney
Job Location: Bryanston, South Africa... Job Location: Gauteng, South Africa... with 2 – 5 years post articles experience to join the Labour Law Department ...

DoL to review Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act by next ...
The Department of Labour's (DoL) Compensation Fund paid over R2.7-billion in the 2010/2011 in compensation for injuries and diseases sustained in the ...

South Africa: Labour Dept shuts down company, issues warnings
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
The department in conjunction with the police, immigration officials, traffic cops and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) conducted a

South Africans protest against exploitative labour
The Africa Report
By Crystal Van Wyk Tens of thousands of South Africans on Wednesday marched against labour brokering, a practice which they equate to modern day slavery. Labour brokering is a contentious issue in Africa's biggest economy and thousands of people heeded ...

Labour bosses 'also flexing muscles'
Independent Online
Tens of thousands of South Africans staged a one-day national strike on Wednesday, hitting mining production, as the nation's biggest labour group flexed its muscles. Johannesburg - Tens of thousands of South Africans staged a one-day national strike ...

Labour stability crucial to SA's economic goals
BusinessLIVE
Establishing open communication and labour stability among South African industries is crucial to SA's ability to meet the economic objectives set out by the National Planning Committee's (NPC) vision for 2030, according to Chris Jacobs, ...

Tens of thousands of Africans peacefully protest for the poor
LSU The Reveille
JEROME DELAY / AP A South African protestor holding a placard Wednesday calling for the end of Labour Broking marches downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Africans marched peacefully through their main ...

South Africans march in mass protest at toll roads
BBC News
Tens of thousands of South Africans have marched in protest over new tolls on roads in what unions says is "the first warning shot" to government. The Cosatu labour federation says the proposed system will hurt the poor - and has threatened more ...

Protest in S Africa against tolls
The Nation, Pakistan
In Cape Town, about 7500 gathered for the protest, which South Africa's powerful Cosatu labour federation organised in 30 other towns and cities. Although Cosatu is a partner in the African National Congress-led government, it has taken an increasingly ...

International Employment and Labour Law — Slaw
By Gabriel Granatstein
... blog I created (the Quebec Labour Law Blog) to give it a national and international scope. I have the benefit now of having collaborators from ex-colleagues from across the Norton Rose Group (Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, etc.) ...

Gordhan calls for labour law reforms - South Africa - The Good News
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for labour market reforms, according to a report on Wednesday. "Given the scale of the unemployment challenge, ...

Gordhan calls for labour law reforms - The Herald
Tens of thousands of South Africans joined a one-day national strike on Wednesday (07/03/2012), hitting mining production, as the biggest labour group in the ...

 

Gordhan in labour law reform plea amid strike
Business Day
Mr Gordhan said the reforms would boost SA's employment prospects by providing incentives to hire staff and develop skills. His comments, in an op-ed piece published in Business Day today, coincide with a strike called by the Congress of South African...

Labour laws in industrial hubs 'will not be relaxed'
Business Day
LABOUR organisations heard yesterday that SA would not relax employment laws as part of efforts to create new industrial hubs in underdeveloped areas of the country. Instead, at a public hearing in Pretoria on the development of special economic zones, ...

Widespread support for e-toll protests
Independent Online
"It is time that the scourge of labour brokering be eradicated permanently from our society,” South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union spokesperson Andre Kriel said in a statement. The Black Sash was concerned about the impact of the tolling ...

Gordhan calls for labour law reforms
The New Age Online
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for labour market reforms, according to a report on Wednesday. "Given the scale of the unemployment challenge, no single policy offers the solution…. What is needed is a comprehensive set of reforms that ...

Gordhan calls for labour law reforms
Fin24
The opinion piece is based on a paper Gordhan and Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan submitted at a Group of 20 meeting in Mexico last month. South Africa's unemployment rate was 23.9% in the last quarter of 2011, with about half of its young people ...

Thousands to march, but school carries on
Independent Online
"The poverty trap remains firm while this devious establishment (of labour broking) exists and defies the progress we have made on the labour law regime and the general conception of decent work in South Africa,” the young communists said.

South Africa braced for huge toll road protests
BBC News
Tens of thousands of trade unionists across South Africa are expected to march against new toll roads between Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria. The Cosatu labour federation - which is organising the rallies - says the proposed system will hurt the ...

S. African workers to march against toll roads
AFP
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's powerful Cosatu labour federation vowed Tuesday to rally more than 100000 protesters against new toll roads around Johannesburg that have angered workers and businesses. "The tolls will put a burden on the poor," ...

South African Markets - Factors to watch on March 7
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, March 7 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Wednesday. DIARY For South Africa corporate diary, ...

Many 3rd world countries have better labour laws than the USA ...
I have read about the USA's somewhat backwards labour laws in a few places, tales of people getting fired or ... In South Africa for instance, we get the following: ...

Who must clock in,Is there a certain monthly salary where those ...
Find the answer to this and other South Africa Law questions on JustAnswer. ... Employment Law, Criminal Law, Military Law, Real Estate Law, Canada Law, ...

SA a stable democracy: Motlanthe
South Africa.info
South Africa is politically and economically stable and investors should not be put off by debate about the country's policies, which is natural in a fledgling democracy, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Addressing the Ernst and Young Strategic ...

South Africans gear up for protests
Daily Monitor
Cosatu leaders say the March 7 general strike is being held to protest against brokerage of labour and the institution of road tolls on South African highways, which the ministry of transport has insisted will start at the end of April.

That missing ingredient...
Moneyweb.co.za
All the good stuff, however, risks obscuring the country's tragic, fatal flaw – an overly rigid labour market that a new IMF study suggests may be keeping South Africans unemployed. To get us going on an optimistic note, let's start with a quick look ...

Cosatu calls on all workers to join its national strike
Business Day
NO SOUTH African worker can be dismissed for taking part in Wednesday's nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday. "The strike is protected ... and we have ...

S.Africa's ANC wants tighter gov't hand on economy
Reuters
* ANC wants windfall tax on mining firms * Economists question ANC's model for growth By Jon Herskovitz JOHANNESBURG, March 5 (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC wants greater government control over Africa's largest economy, a windfall levy on ...

Peter Hain: 'I wish I hadn't stood for Labour deputy leader'
The Guardian
Outside In recalls a dramatic childhood in South Africa, as the son of anti-apartheid activists who were spied on by the country's Special Branch, harassed and imprisoned, until the family was forced into exile in London in 1966.

Cities bracing for massive protests
Times LIVE
About 30 000 people are expected to take to the streets of Cape Town alone during Wednesday's national strike in protest against labour broking and e-tolling. Several organisations, including the South African Council of Churches, the Black Sash, ...

Cosatu plans to strike it big with Not-about-Mangaung march
Mail & Guardian Online
The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is expecting a massive turnout for its national strike on Wednesday, and even hopes organisations outside of its network may spontaneously join in -- but continues to insist it is not using the ...

Africa: Zamalek Labour to Next Stage As Pirates Crash Out
AllAfrica.com
South African giants Orlando Pirates became the biggest casualty of the preliminary round of the 2012 Orange CAF Champions League whilst five-time winners, Zamalek unconvincingly moved into the next stage. The South African champions crashed out after ...

BLACK CAPS LABOUR TO 206
Sportinglife.com
Marchant de Lange took four wickets as New Zealand stumbled to 206 all out in the third and final one-day international against South Africa in Auckland. Brendon McCullum top scored for the Black Cats with 47 off 59 but, after getting off to a ...

Resource rents will render South African mining uncompetitive – Solomon
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The imposition of resource rents in South Africa would render the South African mining industry uncompetitive, mining industry executive Michael Solomon said on Friday. Solomon was commenting, at a mining law seminar ...

South Africa needs to relieve supply-chain constraints
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Research undertaken by logistics group Barloworld Logistics on Friday revealed the possibility that South Africa may soon lose its role as the world's 'gateway to Africa' if it does not respond to rising competition from other African countries.

South Africa: Debate in a fledgling democracy is normal - Motlanthe
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Cape Town - Debate about various policies is natural in a fledgling democracy and should not discourage investors from coming to South Africa, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said today. "It's normal in a fledgling democracy that you will have a ...

Busa still on top, says chief executive
Business Day
NOMAXABISO Majokweni is CEO of Business Unity South Africa (Busa), which represents the interests of business at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). SUMMIT TV: After formally splitting from Busa in September 2011, ...

Tasaf projects need closer supervision
Daily News
The theme of the discussion was: Employment and Social Protection Centred Development Strategies -- Role of South-South Cooperation. The three-day conference is being held in the Indian capital, New Delhi. It has drawn more than 150 delegates, ...

South Africa: Quality of grapes good despite heatwave
FreshPlaza
Input costs such as materials, fuel and labour are increasing for South African producers but the returns from the traditional markets are not, according to Elaine. "In response to this producers / exporters are looking towards the Middle and Far East ...

 

BLACK CAPS LABOUR TO 206

Sportinglife.com
Marchant de Lange took four wickets as New Zealand stumbled to 206 all out in the third and final one-day international against South Africa in Auckland. Brendon McCullum top scored for the Black Cats with 47 off 59 but, after getting off to a ...
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Resource rents will render South African mining uncompetitive – Solomon
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The imposition of resource rents in South Africa would render the South African mining industry uncompetitive, mining industry executive Michael Solomon said on Friday. Solomon was commenting, at a mining law seminar ...
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South Africa needs to relieve supply-chain constraints
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Research undertaken by logistics group Barloworld Logistics on Friday revealed the possibility that South Africa may soon lose its role as the world's 'gateway to Africa' if it does not respond to rising competition from other African countries.
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South Africa: Debate in a fledgling democracy is normal - Motlanthe
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Cape Town - Debate about various policies is natural in a fledgling democracy and should not discourage investors from coming to South Africa, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said today. "It's normal in a fledgling democracy that you will have a ...
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Busa still on top, says chief executive
Business Day
NOMAXABISO Majokweni is CEO of Business Unity South Africa (Busa), which represents the interests of business at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). SUMMIT TV: After formally splitting from Busa in September 2011, ...
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Tasaf projects need closer supervision
Daily News
The theme of the discussion was: Employment and Social Protection Centred Development Strategies -- Role of South-South Cooperation. The three-day conference is being held in the Indian capital, New Delhi. It has drawn more than 150 delegates, ...
See all stories on this topic »

South Africa: Quality of grapes good despite heatwave
FreshPlaza
Input costs such as materials, fuel and labour are increasing for South African producers but the returns from the traditional markets are not, according to Elaine. "In response to this producers / exporters are looking towards the Middle and Far East ...
See all stories on this topic »


Peter Hain: 'I wish I hadn't stood for Labour deputy leader'
The Guardian
Outside In recalls a dramatic childhood in South Africa, as the son of anti-apartheid activists who were spied on by the country's Special Branch, harassed and imprisoned, until the family was forced into exile in London in 1966.

Cities bracing for massive protests
Times LIVE
About 30 000 people are expected to take to the streets of Cape Town alone during Wednesday's national strike in protest against labour broking and e-tolling. Several organisations, including the South African Council of Churches, the Black Sash, ...

Cosatu plans to strike it big with Not-about-Mangaung march
Mail & Guardian Online
The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is expecting a massive turnout for its national strike on Wednesday, and even hopes organisations outside of its network may spontaneously join in -- but continues to insist it is not using the ...

Africa: Zamalek Labour to Next Stage As Pirates Crash Out
AllAfrica.com
South African giants Orlando Pirates became the biggest casualty of the preliminary round of the 2012 Orange CAF Champions League whilst five-time winners, Zamalek unconvincingly moved into the next stage. The South African champions crashed out after ...

South Africa: Cabinet to consider labour amendments - Motlanthe
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Cape Town - Cabinet is to consider amendments to the Labour Relations Act in the coming months and is pursuing several measures to ensure more jobs are created, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told MPs on Wednesday. Motlanthe was responding to a ...

Cosatu repeats: Don't buy e-tags!
BusinessLIVE
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has again urged road users not to buy e-tags as the deadline looms for the implementation of the e-tolling system in Gauteng on April 30. Addressing a press conference on Thursday after the conclusion of a ...

South Africa: Govt making strides in creating jobs in rural areas
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said this during a briefing by the Economic and Employment Cluster in Cape Town on Thursday. "While the vulnerable groups, particularly women, have been linked to income generating activities, ...

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. : SME Catalyst for Growth in South Africa
4-traders
According to the Finscope 2010 study, the SME sector has an estimated 5.6 million small businesses operat- ing in South Africa, creating 11.6 million total employment opportunities - that is six million jobs excluding the small business owners them- ...

The eternal hypocrisy of the liberals - Blade Nzimande
Politicsweb
Liberalism in general and its different South African shades has only been consistent on one and only one thing, political hypocrisy. Otherwise how does explain the fact that the DA has come out with guns blazing against e-tolling in Gauteng (which the ...

MasterConnect (Centurion): Ivan Israelstam - The SA labour laws; a ...
The 2BBiz.co.za MasterConnect meeting in Centurion on the 27 March 2012, hosts South African labour law guru, Ivan Israelstam, who will be giving a ...

 



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