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Labour Law South Africa - April 2012

30 April 2012   (0 Comments)
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Events - Freedom Day - South Africa Government Online
South Africa observes International Workers Day on 1 May as a public holiday. ... Labour law prevents discrimination, including workplace discrimination.
www.info.gov.za/events/2012/workers-day.html

South Africa: Labour reviews private security sectoral determination
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Pretoria - The Department of Labour (DoL) has kick-started a series of national public hearings on reviewing the Private Security Sectoral Determination following a notice by the Minister. This, according to the department, forms as part of an ...
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A big loser in e-toll saga will - IOL | News for South Africa and the ...
Those South Africans who lack clarity of vision and fall into the category of sheep ... nevertheless, that the labour law in South Africa is far too heavily weighted in ...
www.iol.co.za/.../a-big-loser-in-e-toll-saga-will-be-its-administ...

Mc Larens Attorneys Legal Update »
South African Labour Law Reforms – Labour Unions continue to press for what they see are more equitable labour Legislation. The abolishment of the Labour ...
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Lawyers lick chops at labour rules - Newspaper - Mail & Guardian ...
Labour law experts and practitioners agree that although the trade-union federation Cosatu may have lost its fiery bid to ban labour brokers in South Africa, the ...
mg.co.za/article/2012-04-20-lawyers-lick-chops-at-labour-rules

'Labour broking should be regulated' - IOL | News for South Africa ...
LabourNet is the largest industrial relations and labour law consulting business in South Africa. Both the Basic Conditions of Employment Act Amendment Bill ...
www.iol.co.za/.../labour-broking-should-be-regulated-1.1279...

Aiming at bosses - and maybe all workers | Most ... - Labour Guide
For years, South African business leaders have been urging more labour-law flexibility, particularly with hiring and firing. Now a raft of labour-law amendments ...
www.labourguide.co.za/.../aiming-at-bosses-and-maybe-all-wo...

Citizens Called to Observe Freedom Day
AllAfrica.com
"Since the democratisation of South Africa after April 1994, the country's labour laws were among the first areas of law to be amended," said Manyi. Cabinet called on all South Africans in all sectors to participate in the amendment of labour ...
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Violence should make strikes unprotected, Nedlac hears
Business Day
THERE should be a clause in South Africa's labour legislation that allows judges to make strikes unprotected when they become violent, a business representative told the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Monday.
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Cosatu vows 'mother of all protests' against tolls
Business Day
Cosatu said it had issued a notice under section 77 of the Labour Relations Act enabling workers to take part in a protected protest that would include provincial and national demonstrations "at or near the offices of the South African National Roads ...
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Labour legislation in south africa
What protection are employees, who are suffering from Depression, afforded in terms of labour legislation in South Africa? Do the various bodies of labour ...
www.lawteacher.net/.../labour-legislation-in-south-africa.php


All of South Africa needs to create jobs: Gordhan
Times LIVE
When asked whether South Africa's labour laws were restricting job creation, Gordhan said there were efficient structures in South Africa for raising these issues. "Whichever side has concerns should use those forums and create a climate for ...

South Africa: SA economy improving: Gordhan
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Johannesburg - South Africa's economy is improving but is vulnerable to problems in the Eurozone, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. "Economic growth is reasonably stable," Gordhan said at the Foreign Correspondents Association breakfast meeting in ...

IOL | News for South Africa and the world
When asked whether South Africa's labour laws were restricting job creation, Gordhan said there were efficient structures in South Africa for raising these issues.

TIM COHEN: Employers have no votes at Mangaung conference
Business Day
The legislation has not been approved or disapproved by the ILO. The ILO's South African director, Vic van Vuuren, has said the legislation will not make labour law much more or less onerous than it already is. But he also says there would be more to ...

Business goes under
Citizen
Loan Sharpe, labour economist for Adcorp, has recently given compelling evidence for this. Small businesses in South Africa are under siege. They are threatened by hostile trade unions, mountains of bureaucracy, high taxation and ferocious labour laws.

State snubs call for labour bills assessment - Fedhasa
The government will ignore the call by Business Unity South Africa (Busa) for a ... economic effects of two controversial labour law amendment bills, according to ...

Adcorp findings drawn from public records
Independent Online
By SAPA Figures in the Adcorp Employment Index that pointed to a decline in trade union membership in South Africa were sourced from Statistics South Africa, the employment company said on Friday. Loane Sharp, Adcorp's labour market analyst, ...

Strikes – Labour Law in South Africa | South Africa for Dummies
www.bagraimsattorneys.co.zaLabour Law expert Michael Bagraim talks about strikes in South...

 

 

 

Sacci: Labour laws will curb job creation
Fin24
Johannesburg - Proposed new labour legislation will slow job creation amid concerns that South Africa's labour productivity is waning, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Thursday. "(Sacci) is concerned by the recent research of the ...

Why does SA fail to create jobs? - SACCI
Politicsweb
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) is concerned by the recent research of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)[1] that the rapid growth of the real wage in SA outpaced labour productivity growth in most sectors and suppressed ...

SACP's view: Why Reuel Khoza is angry
Moneyweb.co.za
South African employers have intensified the casualisation of the working class, including through the dramatic increase in labour brokerage, to circumvent our progressive labour dispensation, similarly South African banks have sought to circumvent the ...

Sacci: Statement by the South African Chamber of Commerce and ...
SACCI is preparing comments on the proposed amendments to the South African labour legislation to be presented to the parliamentary labour portfolio ...

BusinessDay - State snubs call for new labour bills assessment
State snubs call for new labour bills assessment. Business Unity South Africa has called for regulatory impact assessment of economic effects of two labour law ...

Adcorp says March employment up, union membership down
Creamer Media's Engineering News
A total of 108 826 new jobs were created in South Africa in March, an increase from the 24 000 jobs created in February and 80 000 jobs created in January, the latest Adcorp Employment Index showed on Tuesday. This was the strongest monthly showing of ...

Employment Grows Steadily
Cape Business News
Employment in South Africa grew at the annualized rate of 6.8 percent for the month of March outstripping growth in the previous two months, the latest installment of the Adcorp Employment Index says. A total of 108 826 jobs were created in March – a ...

Road to entrepreneurship
BBQ Online
... largely contributed to a lack of interest in entrepreneurship in South Africa, thereby contributing toward the low levels of entrepreneurship,” says Shaun Govender, chief executive of The Business Place. "Red tape, bureaucracy, stringent labour law...

 

Top earners to lose security
Independent Online
South Africa's top earners are to be made vulnerable in their employment while those earning less than R1 million are to be protected more, according to proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act. It will become simpler to terminate the employment ...

Abrasive Manyi fobs off Nedlac, Busa
Citizen
Previously, the government has always discussed proposed legislation and plans, especially labour legislation, with its "social partners” in Nedlac. Responding to the Business Unity South Africa's reports that the organisation was disappointed by ...

 

Labour law amendments provoke unions' ire - Yahoo! News South...
Read 'Labour law amendments provoke unions' ire' on Yahoo! News South Africa . On Wednesday the Department of Labour started its hearings on ...

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Major overhaul for labour laws-Department of Labour | Most Recent ...
South Africa Labour Law Guide · Contact Us ... New Amendment Bills for the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) ...

New labour Bill to curb illegal strikes - Business - Mail & Guardian ...
The labour department says high levels of illegal strikes in South Africa will be addressed through amendments to labour law which includes ballots.

LAW OCRACY ELOPMENT LAW DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT
informally6 increasingly enjoy limited "claims of reciprocity”. In South Africa, this is despite wide-reaching labour and employment laws and the inclusion of ...

 

Government welcomes sectoral responses to Draft Labour Legislation
Government welcomes sectoral responses to draft labour legislation. 5 Apr 2012. Government calls on all South Africans – in all sectors – to participate in the ...

Labour bills to tackle illegal strikes - Times LIVE
High levels of illegal strikes in South Africa will be addressed through amendments to labour law, the department of labour said on Wednesday.

iafrica.com | business | business news | Labour broking law explained
Amendments to labour legislation will protect workers by tightening up laws around labour broking, the department of labour said on Wednesday.

 

Labour law amendments
FM.co.za
Government's proposed labour law amendments to regulate labour broking may do the opposite of what is intended: they could increase the business of large brokers and cause the economy to shed jobs. SA's largest labour broker, Adcorp, which has a 12% ...

 

Labour laws hearings in Cape Town
Independent Online
During the first round of hearings in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the department said high levels of illegal strikes in South Africa would be addressed through amendments to labour law. In March Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant told a post-Cabinet ...

Labour broker warns of 'confusion' over new laws
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES) on Wednesday said government's proposed labour legislation amendments will damage South Africa's already fragile economy. The labour broking group said foreign investors were ...

Cosatu doubts effectiveness of strike ballots
Mail & Guardian Online
Re-introducing a labour law that requires unions to conduct ballots before strikes would likely not solve violent acts, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape said on Thursday. "You claim that violence in strikes is ...

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MEDIA STATEMENT GOVERNMENT WELCOMES SECTORAL RESPONSES TO DRAFT LABOUR LEGISLATION Government calls on all South Africans - in all ...

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Labour law amendments provoke unions' ire
Daily Maverick
... Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Labour broking came up, of course, but most interesting were proposals to raise the requirements for a legal strike. By GREG NICOLSON. South Africa's Bill of Rights gives every worker the right to strike, ...

Labour bills to tackle illegal strikes
Independent Online
By SAPA High levels of illegal strikes in South Africa will be addressed through amendments to labour law, the department of labour said on Wednesday. Chief director of collective bargaining Thembinkosi Mkalipi said that unions would need to conduct ...

Labour bills lay new ground rules for strikes
Business Day
The amendments would also protect workers by tightening up the law around labour broking. Temporary work would be defined as work that lasted no more than six months, Mr Mkalipi said. Dumisani Dakile, of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, ...

The war in the labour market
BusinessLIVE
If you are poor and unemployed, but not yet discouraged from looking for a job, you will meet them in the labour market, the ultimate battlefield where the dog-eat-dog principle applies. This is where they seem to have an edge over South Africans.

COSATU/SACP agree on NHI, labour broking and e-tolling
Politicsweb
The Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party held a bilateral meeting on Monday 2 April 2012 in Johannesburg. It discussed the very many issues on which the two allies are in full agreement and agreed to hold more ...

 

 

 

Unions face ballot hurdle before strike
Independent Online
REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) A union will have to conduct a ballot before commencing on strike action under one of the proposed amendments of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), according to labour law...

Busa: Statement by Business Unity South Africa, on amendments to ...
Policy, Law, Economics and Politics - Deepening Democracy through Access ... The labour elasticity ratio is 0.7% in South Africa – i.e. for every 1% increase in ...

 

Two sides, same coin - Business backs broking
Johannesburg Sunday World
VEXED: Business Unity SA executive director Vanessa Phala speaks on labour law changes. But their view is in conflict with and opposed to that expressed by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which is pushing for a total ban on labour ...

 

Job creation is the business of business
Times LIVE
OF all the socioeconomic challenges facing South Africa, unemployment must be the greatest. It represents not only wasted potential and productivity, but is depriving us of the future it deserves. Of course, employment means much more than earning an ...


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