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Labour Law South Africa - June 2012

30 June 2012   (0 Comments)
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SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour launches Job Fair event, 5 to 6 Jul
4-traders
DoL officially launches Job Fair to act on jobs for unemployed 29 Jun 2012 The vision of contributing to the creation of decent employment through inclusive...


Govt, Unions to Resume Wage Negotiations
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Govt, Unions to Resume Wage Negotiations. 24 June 2012. Comment. Pretoria — Labour unions and government are expected to return to the ...

Cosatu, ANCYL Demand Govt to Reverse IMF Deal
AllAfrica.com
The South African government's loan to IMF's Crisis Fund does not tally with the ... and creating employment opportunities for the youth of South Africa," ANCYL ...

MPs Briefed On Workplace Inspection Blitzes
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: MPs Briefed On Workplace Inspection Blitzes ... 80 percent compliance with various aspects of labour legislation, Parliament heard on Wednesday.

 

South Africa: MPs briefed on workplace inspection blitzes
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
South Africa: MPs briefed on workplace inspection blitzes - up-to-the-minute news ... with various aspects of labour legislation, Parliament heard on Wednesday.

S.Africa formal employment up but factories shed jobs
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, June 19 (Reuters) - Employment in SouthAfrica's formal ... to a raft of labour-friendly legislation that economists say is eroding the country's ...

Slight Growth in March Employment Numbers
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Slight Growth in March Employment Numbers ... people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased by ...

The Conflict That May Define South Africa's Future - Labour Brokers ...
AllAfrica.com
We reckon we will be lucky if we get 800000 people getting permanent employment as a result of the new laws. But we think South Africa is probably going to ...

Busa, Government Agree On GFIP, But...
AllAfrica.com
Government and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) agree on the principles ... Convention Centre focused on infrastructure development, labour legislation...

Employment Forecast for Future Is Positive - Manpowergroup
AllAfrica.com
South African employers report upbeat signs for job seekers in the third ... and 81% expecting no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook stands at +4%.

Fixed term contracts not so fixed in South Africa? - Home ...
In the recent Labour Appeal Court case of Joseph v University of Limpopo & Others (2011) 32 ILJ 2085(LAC), the contentious issue of creating a legitimate ...

 

Govt, Busa to Continue Consultations On GFIP
AllAfrica.com
Johannesburg — Government and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have ... Convention Centre focused on infrastructure development, labour legislation and ...

Herman Mashaba - Interview on Labour Laws in South Africa
This week ABN's Bronwyn Nielsen speaks to Herman Mashaba - a celebrated entrepreneur, businessman and founder of proudly African haircare brand, Black ...

Facts of business transfer determine labour lawapplicability
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Facts of business transfer determine labour law applicability ...Further, Gaul highlights the case of national airline South AfricanAirways (SAA) and facility ...

 

Unfair Dismissal Forms |Labour Relation Act South Africa...
Certain provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 (the BCEA) pertaining to working time do not apply to senior managerial employees or ...

 

IBSA proposes tripartite group to promote 'Decent Work'
Zee News
Geneva: Underlining the importance of mutual capacity-building and sharing of best practices in the area of Decent Work, India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday proposed forming a tripartite working group to promote exchange of views and ...

S.Africa to dispel mine nationalisation fears: minister
NewsDay
JOHANNESBURG- Long-running investor concerns about whether South Africa might nationalise its mines will be laid to rest at a ruling party conference later this month, the country's mines minister said on Tuesday. Over two years of support for ...

South Africa: SA, India, Brazil to create Working Group on Decent Work
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Pretoria - South Africa, India and Brazil, together known as IBSA, have signed an agreement which proposes the creation of an IBSA tripartite Working Group on Decent Work, which will meet at least once a year at the margins of the International Labour ...

South Africa: ILO tackles issue of unemployed youth
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
"This means that ... young people are not contributing to the fiscus through taxes and helping to grow the economy," said a statement issued by the South African Department of Labour. The department said these were some of the challenges that the ILO ...

 

Employment declines sharply at 3.1%
Independent Online
Employment in South Africa fell sharply at an annualised rate of 3.1 percent in May, breaking a four-month long pattern of strong employment growth, according to the monthly Adcorp Employment Index released yesterday. Adcorp, the JSE-listed human ...

Employment drops sharply in May
The New Age Online
Temporary employment now accounted for 30.2% of the national workforce, or 3.93 million workers. "Ironically, current tightening of South African labour laws will have the unintended consequence of expanding, rather than reducing, the role of temporary ...

Employment slumps in May
Business Day
EMPLOYMENT in South Africa slumped by an annualised 3,1% in May after registering growth of 4,3% in April‚ the Adcorp employment index showed on Monday. The index is regarded as the most representative monthly barometer of employment trends in SA.

Entrepreneurship could cure South Africa's growing youth unemployment crisis
Bizcommunity.com
Recent statistics, released by the latest Labour Force Survey, paint a dire picture for South Africa's young. "Youth unemployment has increased by 9.9 percent since last quarter and is now standing at a staggering 42 percent. The government has tried ...

Youth unemployment a national crisis - Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Politicsweb
When South Africa's labour legislation was being forged, I sounded warnings both in Cabinet and in Parliament that it gave excessive power to trade unions and imposed rigidity on the labour market to the detriment of employment growth.

Print - Leader.co.za
According to the World Economic Forum, the world's foremost grouping of multinationals, some aspects of South African labour law are among the most ...

South Africa: Labour Minister to attend ILO Conference
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Pretoria - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is to lead a high-powered delegation to attend the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. The South African delegation will include ...

Gauteng to encourage use of local materials and labour
Business Day
THE Gauteng provincial government would only do business with investors willing to procure 90% of its raw material in South Africa and an equal level of local labour, the province's economic development MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, said this week.

Cutting labour costs not the answer
Mail & Guardian Online
And would "lowering the cost of employment” be the "biggest single step towards solving the unemployment problem”? The DA asserts that a youth wage subsidy would create 423000 jobs. Nearly four in 10 South Africans in the labour force, more than four ...

PODCAST: Invicta's double-edge sword
Moneyweb.co.za
So it's that, it's also creating a more flexible labour environment. In South Africa with the labour laws it's almost a disincentive to employ people because the minute you employ people, if it doesn't work out as you intended, it's almost impossible ...

 

Interpreting collective bargaining agreements
NewsDay
For example, in the South African case of NUMSA vs VW South Africa(a dispute over interpretation of a collective agreement), the LabourAppeal Court stated that "a collective agreement in terms of the Act(the South African Labour Relations Act) is ...

 

The latest South African scenarios
News24
In South Africa, the environment for entrepreneurs is extremely regulated and hostile – ranging from unreasonable labour legislation to shoddy treatment by the state, parastatals and big business as clients. Unfair price squeezing and late payment for ...

 

Reform labour market, says S&P
Independent Online
S&P Africa chief economist Jean-Michel Six called for "vigorous labour market reforms and a skills development push” to address unemployment. He predicted the current account deficit would rise this year to 4.2 percent of GDP. And he noted South Africa...

 

'Labour law isn't right' - Herman Mashaba
Sowetan
THERE needs to be a "drastic" change in current labour legislation if South Africa wants to win the fight against unemployment. OUTSPOKEN: Black Like Me's Herman Mashaba dislikes reliance on tenders. PHOTO: JEREMY GLYN Call like this has been common in ...

South Africa: Labour court dismisses commissioner's application
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
"Mohlala wanted the court to declare that the letter dated 21st May 2012, issued by Minister Davies, purporting to act in terms of clause 5.1 of the employment contract is ultra vires, invalid, unlawful and of no legal force and effect," said the ...

 

Labour Law South Africa - June 2012 - Federation of African - APSO
Dismiss Or Be Dismissed! An Illegal Order In South Africa - Labour ... Many U. S. and multi-national companies have locations in South Africa. This article will ...

 


 

Dismiss Or Be Dismissed! An Illegal Order In South Africa - Labour ...

Many U. S. and multi-national companies have locations in South Africa. This article will provide some basic information about employment law in South Africa ...

Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi's reply to Ramphele
Politicsweb
What the Applicant is saying to the Court is that the due process provisions of the Constitution of the country, the Labour Relations Act, the South African Police Service Act and the disciplinary regulations should be ignored.

More protection in place for domestics
Sowetan
Sadsawu general secretary Myrtle Witbooi said the union was hopeful Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant would sign the resolution and ensure it was implemented. "South Africa has the best labour laws, but as domestic workers we have a problem that there ...

Gear fails all targets - Numsa
Independent Online
Johannesburg - The Growth, Employment and Redistribution (Gear) macro-economic policy has failed to meet all of its targets, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Sunday. "Gear did not care about building South Africa's...

South Africa: Government releases its Mid Term Review
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
According to the report, significant procurement reforms to promote employment were achieved in 2011 with South Africa recording possibly up to 350 000 jobs in the course of the year. However, the report notes, employment levels were still below those ...

The racist history of 'the rate for the job'
Politicsweb
Curiously, the original rationale for the introduction of minimum wage laws in South Africa was to protect white labour from black competition. In South Africa's War Against Capitalism, Professor Walter Williams cites Henry Allan Fagan, a judge of the ...

South Africa: SA geared to commemorate Youth Day
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
South Africans will commemorate Youth Day on 16 June under the theme "Together We Can Do More to Build Infrastructure and Fight Youth Unemployment, Poverty and Inequality". The day recognises the brave youth who on 16 June 1976, stood up against the ...

Imports curbing local industry's potential
Creamer Media's Engineering News
While many participants in the consumerware sector remain competitive, rising electricity and transport costs, coupled with South Africa's complex labour laws, are potentially making it too expensive to locally manufacture consumerware products, ...

 


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