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Labour Law South Africa - February 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012   (0 Comments)
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Power shifting away from unions?
Independent Online
By Ian Ollis, DA labour spokesman In December 2011 Cosatu announced that it "felt threatened by changes to South Africa's labour legislation”. This can only be a good sign for unemployed South Africans. In effect, Cosatu and other unions are being ...

South Africa tries to solve its employment dilemma
The Africa Report
Finance minister Gordhan has conceded that some of South Africa's labour laws will have to be 'loosened' if the government is to meet its job-creation targets. But he argues that the exercise should be done "in the awareness of the bitter struggle ...

Mines labour rift
South Africans who don't have credit cards can now shop online by using a single-use virtual prepaid card system. The government will in future proceed more carefully with the introduction of e-tolling, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.

ANALYSIS: Implats strike unearths big S.Africa labour rift
Reuters Africa
... a violent strike at the world's largest platinum mine a battle is taking shape: union ties forged in the fight against apartheid are fraying, and a breed of labour leader is emerging who could destabilise industrial relations across South Africa.

Employers warned to make contingency plans
Employers have been advised to make contingency plans in the light of planned protest action by Congress of South African Trade Unions next week. Faan Coetzee, a director in the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm, ...

Is consolidation in South Africa's platinum sector a foregone conclusion?
With the platinum sector creaking under cost, labour, price and political pressures one logical outcome that springs to mind is that players in the industry will further join forces to leverage economies of scale. Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlats), ...

South Africa ten years later: My voyage back to the future
National Post
By Janet Dorozynski I was recently in South Africa, tasting, visiting wineries, as well as drinking a fair bit of wine, after not having been back for a decade. I was fortunate to have spent the better part of my year in 2000, living in South Africa ...

Does the world owe South Africa something?
"South Africa should stop thinking that the world owes them something for its past(Apartheid Era)and start doing things to create a better environment for themselves where you can attract a lot more international businesses...most importantly, ...

Montero Reports Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment at the Duyker Eiland ...
MarketWatch (press release)
All figures are presented pre-tax and before South African royalty deductions. All costs were estimated locally in South African Rand (ZAR) and converted to Canadian Dollars (CAD$) for reporting purposes. The average exchange rate for CAD/ZAR is based ...

S Africa: precedent for wildcat strikes?
Financial Times (blog)
South African labour relations are conflictual at the best of times. But protracted illegal strikes are rare, thanks to strict bargaining rules and mediation mechanisms. So why might the Rustenburg strike, which began with protests by rock drillers on ...

Africa talking to China: South Africa
The Africa Report
In addition, the South African textile industry has been hard hit by cheap imports from China, with factories closing down and heavy job losses since 2002. Employment in the textile industry dropped from almost 300000 in 1996 to 120000 in 2010.

Saffers getting richer fast
In it Loane Sharp, labour economist at Adcorp, analyses that, over the past decade, two important personal income trends have emerged in South Africa. The economy created 80 000 jobs in January, representing annualised growth of five percent over the ...

Why do 16 million people not constitute an economy?
Daily Maverick
So, let's count them. There are over 4.2-million unemployed adults in South Africa. Another 2.3-million are discouraged work-seekers. That represents 24% and 37% of the total labour force of 17.7-million, respectively. The labour force in turn ...

Cutting edge labour law service goes online
A new interactive labour law community has been born. Created through the combined efforts of the UCT Law@work unit and GetSmarter this exclusive online ...

Budget Refers to More Labour Law Changes | SabinetLaw
The 2012 budget refers to the amendment of two more labour laws and the repeal of another.

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