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Women and youth swell construction industry

There is an increasing number of women and youth in the construction industry necessitating the pressing need to educate them about health and safety issues said Department of Labour Chief Inspector occupational health and safety (OHS), Tibor Szana addressing delegates attending the explosives workshop in Polokwane on Wednesday (today). He said the industry needs to […]

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Companies to appear in court over employment equity

The Department of Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will be taking six companies to court for prosecution for failure to prepare employment equity plans. The companies failed, as per the provisions of s20 (1) of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), to prepare plans and reporting to the Director General on plans that do […]

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Harsher punishment for non-compliant companies

The South African Employment Equity (EE) Annual Report for the 2015/2016 reporting year, released on 10 May 2017, showed that 68% of management positions are still held by white employees, while African employees occupy only 14.4% of managerial posts in South Africa. The South African Department of Labour said it collated the information using 26,255 […]

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R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Friday launched the skills programme for the Compensation Fund (CF) in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered […]

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Security officers to earn more

The minimum wage in the private security sector will increase from 1 September 2016 by an average of 7.1%, which is still below inflation, but it’s better than nothing in the current economic conditions. The Department of Labour on Tuesday, 30 August 2016, said the increase is in line with an agreement reached in 2015 […]

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Roadshows bolster employment equity

The Department of Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) Directorate will conduct roadshows to strengthen EE implementation and compliance mechanisms next week in Polokwane and Bloemfontein.  In Limpopo, the EE workshop will be held at Fusion Boutique, 4 Schoeman Street, Limpopo. In the Free State, it will be held at Sun Windmill, corner N1 Highway and Jan […]

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