Suspension of Employees is a common occurrence in the workplace. Accordingly, Employers should be aware of the correct processes and procedures which must be complied with when suspending an Employee. In the same breadth Employees must be aware of their rights in order for the Employee to determine whether the suspension is fair or whether [more…]
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News and views Cofesa’s 30th anniversary celebration message calls for urgent deregulation to fast track economic growths26superu2019-12-03T08:34:38+02:00
At his Mini Budget, Mr Tito Mboweni illustrated his concern with our dwindling economy with an Aloe plant in a pot (See Beeld photo below). We support his drive to deregulate and grow the economy and look forward to him using the resilient air plant, the Tillandsia to illustrate deregulated growth.
The Tillandsia flourishes without water [more…]
Cofesa, the Confederation of Employers of South Africa posted #CofesaWeStay- positive news on the #ImStaying forum:
To create between 22m and 30m jobs plus more than 50m jobs on the continent, Cofesa had positive engagements with government to free our vibrant economy from the constraints of affirmative action, employment equity, lift restrictions on temporary employment services, [more…]
On 19 August 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the National Qualifications Framework (NQF Amendment Act) Amendment Act 12 of 2019.
The NQF Amendment Act has implications not only for prospective employees and/or job seekers who misrepresent their qualifications but also for employers seeking to appoint such prospective employees or job [more…]
South African labour law is a minefield riddled with endless hidden dangers. That is, there are numerous labour acts, regulations, codes and determinations that are mainly focussed on protecting employees. Some of these provisions are so incomplete or vague that they are often interpreted very differently by the arbitrators and judges appointed to implement them.
In Lufil Packaging (Isithebe) (A division of Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Ltd) v CCMA and Others (DA8/2018)  ZALAC 39, the Labour Appeal Court was tasked with deciding whether a union can recruit members who fall outside the scope of their constitution and seek to exercise organisational rights in relation to those [more…]
LABOUR relations is seldom viewed dispassionately. It is a field that spans a multitude of collective and individual workplace interactions and experiences, from constructive relationship building initiatives to often fierce adversarialism.
My graduation from UCT in the early 1980s coincided almost exactly with the dawn of the present-day employment law and labour relations regime that prevails [more…]
Racial tension and animosity are amongst the many social ills that form part of South Africa’s apartheid legacy. Eradicating these problems is made no easier by people’s prejudiced beliefs that often manifest in the use of derogatory, offensive and racist language. In recent times, there have been numerous incidents of people publicly using overtly racist [more…]
In the matter of Joseph Nzimande and two others v Didben NO and Others, the applicants were dismissed for making false statements to the media, bringing the name of their employer into disrepute and failing to obey an instruction to them to raise their grievances through the recognised internal channels.
The applicants were employed by the [more…]
It is inherent in the nature of employment relationships that, as the employer is paying the employee for his services, he/she is obliged to be loyal to the employer and to devote his/her efforts to the interests of the employer. The employee should, therefore, carry out his/her work diligently and according to the employer’s instructions, [more…]
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi told reporters in Parliament on Wednesday that the employment market had taken well to the National Minimum Wage since it was signed into law, with only 7% of employers in the country not complying.
Nxesi was speaking ahead of his first Budget Vote as Employment and Labour Minister. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the [more…]
Industry experts, IDTechEx, will be hosting 6 specialist Business & Technology Insight Forums in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea.
The IDTechEx Business & Technology Insight Forums focus on global markets and topics of interest to the local industry. Emphasis is on current and future trends. Audience participation and interaction are encouraged, and you also take away [more…]
This judgment represents a positive change toward State recognition and protection of domestic worker rights. South African domestic workers can now claim money from the Compensation Fund if they are injured or contract a disease at their place of work. Their families can also make claims if a domestic worker dies due to work-related injuries [more…]
A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT – What is right or wrong with the SA economy?
5 sessions – 17-19 July 2019
Brian Kantor – Chief Strategist and Economist at Investec Wealth & Investment SA
Russell Lamberti – Chief Strategist at investment advisory firm ETM Analytics
Professor Robert Vivian – Professor of Finance and Insurance at the University of the Witwatersrand
Bonang Mohale – Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South [more…]
Through good and bad, easy but mostly difficult times, Martin Steen has served Cofesa, our members and country well with his superb intellect, sharp mind, excellent memory and wisdom.
Our members benefited from his high level corporate expertise. He saved many businesses and jobs by handling more or less 15 000 emails and 12 000 to [more…]
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding payments for public holidays if the public holiday falls on a Sunday and the Monday is a public holiday as well.
The Public Holidays Act 1994 provides:
The days mentioned in Schedule 1 shall be Public Holidays, and whenever any Public Holiday falls on a Sunday, the following [more…]
18 JULY 2019
The Convenor of the ANC Progressive Business Forum, Mr. Daryl Swanepoel, on behalf of the Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Ms. Gao Yan, cordially invites you to the
2019 South Africa-China Business Forum Seminar, B2B & Luncheon
Department of Employment and Labour engages private security sector on NMW and conditions of employments26superu2019-06-24T10:59:33+02:00
The Department of Employment and Labour will next week host a Private Security Sector Seminar, a sector which it has identified as high risk when it comes to compliance with labour laws.
The Private Security Seminar is part of the Department’s Inspections and Enforcement Services (IES) branch advocacy campaign to educate its stakeholders about compliance with [more…]