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Labour Law South Africa - July 2012

30 July 2012   (0 Comments)
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New labour laws will set SA back – Busa | City Press
New labour laws will set SA back – Busa ... Busa represents South African business on macroeconomic and high-level issues that affect it at national and ...

Update: Amendments to Labour Legislation: 27 July 2012 | Most ...
South Africa Labour Law Guide ... for People Practices South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South African Society for Labour Law and Fedusa.

Labour holds public hearings on Labour Relations Amendment Bill ...
The Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Labour is to hold its public hearings on ... Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, South African Society for Labour Law ...

Politicsweb - SACCI`s concerns over labour law amendments - PARTY
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) today presented on the amendment bills to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and ...

Daily podcast – July 26, 2012.
From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Motshabi Hoaeane. Making headlines: Business Unity South Africa says new labour laws will set South Africa back.

How to make South Africa's economy roar
Financial Times
In particular, it proposes tough reforms to labour laws by removing the automatic extension of collective bargaining agreements across sectors; establishing "jobs zones” featuring special exemptions from restrictive regulations; and lifting administrative requirements for small businesses. These changes will reduce barriers to entry, encourage flexibility and stimulate productivity in South Africa's principal labour-absorbing sectors such as mining, manufacturing and agriculture. Combined with focused employment ...

DA warns on labour law changes | Fin24
DA warns on labour law changes| Fin24|Economy| Jobs will be lost and ... if proposed changes to South Africa's employment and labour relations acts are ...

SACCI wary over labour law changes | Free State Times
THE South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) believes the proposed changes to the country's labour laws will make it more expensive for ...

Fedhasa to present to labour portfolio committee Tuesday
FEDHASA - Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa ... Chamber of Commerce in South Africa; South African Society for Labour Law and Fedusa.

Labour laws, corruption hamper saving — Old Mutual
BusinessLIVE
SOUTH Africa must relax its labour laws and deal with corrupt businesspeople and politicians far more quickly, or the country will become even less competitive and its citizens will be unable to save any more than the relatively measly amount they are saving ...

Eskom says new labour bills could threaten progress on power plants
Business Day
Among the organisations planning to make representations to the committee are the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Unity SA, Mr Price Group, the Banking Association of SA, the South African Society for Labour Law, the ...

SACCI's concerns over labour law amendments
Politicsweb
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) today presented on the amendment bills to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA) to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour. It is of the ...

'Fake' co-operatives exploiting workers
Business Day
... Eppel of the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union told the trade and industry committee that workers were told that a company was in financial trouble and was converting into a co-operative with the accompanying exemption from labour laws.

Labour law public hearing underway
Eyewitness News
Parliament's portfolio committee on labour is holding public hearings on South Africa's proposed labour legislation. Multimedia. Previous line. Next line. Parliament's portfolio committee on labour is holding public hearings on South Africa's proposed labour ...

Growing Consensus That Labour Bills Will Destroy Jobs
AllAfrica.com
South Africa: Growing Consensus That Labour Bills Will Destroy Jobs. 24 July 2012 ... With unemployment currently sitting at 25.2% and youth unemployment at roughly 60%, we cannot afford legislation that will exacerbate the jobs crisis. The DA will do ...

Red tape strangles small businesses, says Busa
BusinessLIVE
Busa has objected against proposed amendments to South Africa's labour laws, saying they would destroy employment by making it too difficult and costly to hire and fire. The most contentious of these, the Labour Relations Amendment Bill and the Basic ...

Certain labour law changes "unconstitutional," says Eskom
BusinessLIVE
ELECTRICITY supplier Eskom is concerned that certain proposed changes to labour legislation could "negatively impact” its power station construction programmes, it said on Tuesday. Eskom legal department official, Nerina Otto, told MPs that a section of ...

Labour laws, corruption hamper saving — Old Mutual - Business LIVE
SOUTH Africa must relax its labour laws and deal with corrupt businesspeople and politicians far more quickly, or the country will become even less competitive ...

Amendments to the LRA and the BCEA | Most ... - Labour Guide
South Africa Labour Law Guide ... this follows the submission by South Africa's Labour minister Mildred Oliphant of the amended bills to Cabinet in March.

Labour law changes 'will shed jobs' in South Africa
Mail & Guardian Online
Despite being bound up in negotiations for months, the proposed changes to a raft of South Africa's labour laws are still receiving fierce opposition from business, which warned of drastic potential job losses if key amendment Bills go ahead. The Labour ...

IFPYB Concerned About World Bank Report
AllAfrica.com
The IFP Youth Brigade is extremely concerned about the contents of the "South Africa Economic Update: Inequality of Opportunity" report released by the World Bank earlier this week. The Labour Force Survey on the first quarter of ... The solution to this cancer of continued inequality should be creating sustainable job opportunities; the education system needs to be dramatically improved such that it responds to the needs of the job market and our labour laws must be relaxed. It is the youth, which constitutes 72% of ...

DA wants labour law changes
Eyewitness News
South Africa aims to bring home 12 medals. EWN looks at ... JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said one way to shock the economy into growing strongly and creating jobs would be to change current labour laws. It also called on ...

Well-intended labour bills may kill jobs
Independent Online
If Cosatu and other proponents of stricter labour law changes are to tackle the issue of unemployment they need to take into account the context in which they are doing so, and South Africa is not ready for such laws. Yes, companies need to be kept in check ...

Labour law changes 'will shed jobs' in South Africa - Yahoo! News ...
Read 'Labour law changes 'will shed jobs' in South Africa' on Yahoo! News South Africa. Business has warned that the proposed amendments to labour laws ...

Proposed labour laws will cost jobs — Busa
BusinessLIVE
ABOUT 285000 people will lose their jobs if proposed changes to labour regulations are passed, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Wednesday. The business group determined the figures after conducting an impact assessment of the proposed ...

New labour laws will set SA back – Busa
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Busa represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at national and international levels. It also represents local businesses' interests in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). Created in ...

Labour laws threatening Eskom?
iAfrica.com
The view among industry and political analysts was that this provision was a sop to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which wants labour brokers banned. Article continues on page two... Page: 1.

Cheap Labour, Cheap Lives: Migrant Farm Workers. A New Form of Slavery?
Center for Research on Globalization
The transportation of farm workers over long distances is but one example of the changing nature of rural labour relations and the restructuring of capital accumulation in agriculture. In South Africa the introduction of legislation protecting farm workers after ...

South Africa: An Uneven Playing Field
AllAfrica.com
In terms of providing employment opportunities, South Africa also performed poorly compared to other middle-income countries, not only due to its high levels of unemployment, which increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 25 percent currently, but as a result of ...

Jobs will be lost with new bill - Busa
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - Business Unity South Africa (Busa) on Wednesday said proposed amendments to labour legislation will increase both the cost and complexity of doing business. Busa represents South African business and is presenting its concerns to ...

'Labour law changes will destroy jobs'
Independent Online
Dianne Robinson, representing the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa), warned MPs that the proposals now under consideration in the National Assembly's labour committee would effectively "ban” temporary employment services ...

Labour regulation issues still top priority
The New Age Online
The tussle between the government and organised business started earlier this year when the Cabinet approved some of the amendments of the Labour Relations Amendment (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) without being caucused ... On the same tone, Sacci stressed that it would make sure it presented its strong case to make government aware that it was of utmost importance that the South African labour regulations, along with the rest of the regulatory sphere, facilitate job creation and ...

Nation Must Fight Inequality - World Bank
AllAfrica.com
Johannesburg — South Africa must tackle economic inequality in order to create jobs and bring down unemployment statistics, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with a Gini ...

New labour laws will set SA back – Busa
Appearing before Parliament's labour portfolio committee, on the second and final ... Busa represents South African business on macro-economic and high- level ...

iafrica.com | business | businessday | Labour laws threatening Eskom?
Amendments to two labour bills would impose extra costs on business and ... Society for Labour Law, the Federation of Unions of South Africa and Cosatu.

Rigid Labour Laws Kill Jobs
AllAfrica.com
The proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act will increase the cost of doing business, reduce South Africa's attractiveness as an investment destination and, ultimately, destroy jobs. This is why the DA cannot ...

DA warns on labour law changes
Independent Online
Jobs will be lost and the cost of doing business will increase if proposed changes to South Africa's employment and labour relations acts are passed in their current form, the DA said on Monday. "If passed in their current form, the labour amendment bills will ...

South Africa: Labour Portfolio Committee to hold public hearings on Bills
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
... Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector; African Professional Staffing Organisation; the Banking Association South Africa; American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa; South African Society for Labour Law and Fedusa.

Warning about labour law changes
Sowetan
"We cannot gamble with the future of South African workers. The DA therefore calls for a new RIA to be completed to determine the effect of the current proposals on economic growth and job creation before any decision is taken on this draft legislation,” he ...

South Africa's platinum mines face more labour strife
Mineweb
Separately Aquarius Platinum warned of a winter of labour discontent in coming months. "Unfortunately, the likelihood of industrial action over the South African winter is high, largely as a result of inter-union rivalries," Aquarius said in a production update.

DA: Statement by Sejamothopo Motau, Democratic Alliance Shadow ...
The proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act will increase the cost of doing business, reduce South Africa's ...

Introduction to South African employment law - Training - Eversheds ...
The previous South African regime was characterised by denial of workers rights and inequality. To redress the balance, the South African Government has ...

Child Labour Still Rife in SA-Oliphant
AllAfrica.com
The study, tilted Child Labour and other work related activities in South Africa, also said among children engaged in market economic work, 47% of those attending school had missed five or days, while among those engaged in non-market economic work, ...

Child labour laws to be tightened

Sowetan
MORE than 268 000 children have been recruited and employed to work in hard and often harmful working conditions in South Africa's commercial agriculture industry, says a report released by the Labour Department. Tweet ...

South Africa: Stakeholders join forces to stop child labour
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Significant expansion of measures to relieve household poverty, which is the main driver of child labour, as well as strengthening of legislation to address child labour are some of the steps that have since been taken. "The second phase of the CLPA ... The SAYP 2010 also suggests that while levels of engagement in market economic work were low and there seemed to be limited impact on schooling, South Africa still had issues to address in respect to child work and labour. Although the numbers involved in child ...

Investment in Africa rising — SA could benefit, but growth lags peers'
Business Day
However, the forum heard that unless the government tackled the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) over inflexible aspects of labour law, manufacturing in South Africa would fall further behind Brics peers Brazil, Russia, India and China, ...

S.Africa trims rates unexpectedly, more cuts possible
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, July 19 (Reuters) - South Africa's Reserve Bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark rate to a record low on Thursday, citing a weaker economic outlook and earning rare praise from the government's labour allies who have long demanded monetary loosening to help create jobs. But Governor Gill Marcus was careful to manage ... The bank would continue to act in line with its mandate, which includes keeping inflation within a 3-6 percent band. NO PANACEA FOR LOW GROWTH. "(That) was an ...

Department of Labour's New Chief Information Officer to Drive the Post-Chief ...
AllAfrica.com
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience. ...South Africa: Department of Labour's New Chief Information Officer to Drive the Post-Chief Information Officer ICT Strategy. 16 July 2012. Comment ...

 

Drowning in policy
Citizen
Our rigid labour laws have driven this trend. In the 2011 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness rankings South Africa ranks fourth last in the world in terms of flexibility in wage determination and third last in hiring and firing. Yet draft ...

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour on youth symposium
4-traders
Department of Labour's youth summit comes up with revolutionary challenges 13 Jul 2012 A Department of Labour Youth Symposium has taken a series of wide...

Adcorp Employment Index - ANC Job-Killers Taking a Toll
AllAfrica.com
So, whilst other developing countries like Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil and India are opening themselves up for business and inviting jobs and foreign investment with open arms, our government is closing South Africa for business and killing jobs. ADCORP's ...

AMCU spreads its wings
Mining Review
South African labour legislation is often seen as union-friendly, but the AMCU's prospects for success in court may not be great, because companies are careful to act within the law. Aquarius officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The ...

S.Africa's business confidence recovers slightly in June
Reuters Africa
Proposed laws that look set to maintain South Africa's relatively rigid labour market were particularly worrying, SACCI chief executive Neren Rau told a news conference. "The labour bills which are before parliament are of deep concern in the ...

 

 

 

Employment numbers continue to drop
The New Age Online
Recently, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry said it was most unfortunate that some of the proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act, were approved by Cabinet earlier this year. It was a ...

Infrastructure, labour hurdles holding back SA growth
Creamer Media's Engineering News
If the South African government kept to infrastructure spending targets and labour unions limited wage increases to 1% above inflation, the country's real gross domestic product (GDP) could grow by a minimum of R22-million a year, IHS Global Insight ...

Suspension "Hearings" In South Africa
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
9 Jul 2012 - South Africa - Employment and HR - Suspension Hearings In South Africa? - Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP - In a recent decision, ...Employment Law In South Africa (Fisher & Phillips LLP) · New Labour LawsA 'Compromise' On Labour Broking ...

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour on unemployment in South Africa
4-traders
The passing of the proposed Public Employment Services (PES) into law will act as a catalyst towards halting the mounting unemployment rate in South Africa. Department of Labour (DoL) Deputy Director-General of Public Employment Services Sam ...

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour on delivery of infrastructure and jobs ...
4-traders
Government to speed-up delivery of infrastructure and jobs through special legislation 5 Jul 2012 Government is looking at passing special laws similar to ...

SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT : Labour on job creation
4-traders
DoL Deputy Director-General of Public Employment Services (PES) Sam Morotoba believes that the passing into law of the Public Employment Services Bill will act as a catalyst towards halting the mounting unemployed youth rate in South Africa. The Bill ...

South Africa: Unemployed youth urged to consider starting businesses
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
South Africa: Unemployed youth urged to consider starting businesses - up-to-the-minute news and headlines. 7thSpace ... The Department of Labour unveiled the Jobs Fair initiative to provide a platform for work-seekers to meet with prospective employers.

INSIGHT-S.Africa mine union revolt shows cracks in ANC rule
Reuters
Dominant NUM challenged by aggressive labour upstarts* Mine union turf wars tap into wider services discontent* African liberation movements have faced union threatsBy Ed Stoddard and Sherilee LakmidasMODDER. ... MODDER EAST/JOHANNESBURG July 4 ...

Child labour is 'rife'
The New Age Online
In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act it is a criminal offence to hire children below the age of 15 as labourers. A study found that 1.3 million children in South Africa are used in various fields including trafficking, sex industry ...

Labour law amendments will hinder job creation - SACCI

Politicsweb
The BCEA and the LRA constitute the foundations of South African labour law and play a crucial part in forming the conditions for the labour market - it is therefore of the utmost importance that they facilitate job creation and economic growth ...

New labour bills to kill jobs?
iAfrica.com
The chamber said the two laws in question formed the basis of South Africa's labour legislation, and it was therefore vital that they should facilitate job creation and economic growth. "Unfortunately, some of the proposed amendments ... do exactly the ...

SACCI comments on labour regulation: Peggy Drodskie - COO, SACCI
Moneyweb.co.za
She represents in many ways the small and medium enterprises of South Africa, those people who don't seem to be listened to much. ... I asked Peggy about what the impact that the new proposed amendments to the labour legislation is likely to be. *** ...

Suspension "hearings" in South Africa? - International Employment...
In a recent decision, MEC for Education, North West Provincial Government v Gradwell, the Labour Appeal Court seemed to have spoken the final word on the ...


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