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Extending a job offer? Handle with care

Hiring new staff can be a very exciting time for a business: it represents growth, positive change and the chance to bring fresh new talent into the organisation. However, the hiring process can be daunting, because although most employers are well educated about the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, there are a number of less obvious risks associated with recruitment.

By Niteske Marshall 31 Jul 2014 12:34

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Unrepentant minister has faith in Motsoeneng

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she has filed an affidavit opposing the DA court bid to reverse the SABC board's decision to appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently as chief operations officer.

By Quinton Mtyala and Jan-Jan Joubert 28 Jul 2014 07:25

When can a trade union be held in contempt of court?

In a judgment handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on 12 June 2014 (Food and Allied Workers Union v In2food (Pty) Ltd, case number J861/2013), the LAC had occasion to consider the circumstances under which a trade union can be held in contempt of a court order prohibiting an unprotected strike.

By Kirsten Caddy 24 Jul 2014 06:47

Does your social media team know the CPA?

Companies who have client-facing staff either online or offline should ensure that every staff member has a basic working knowledge of the Consumer Protection Act...

By Gareth Cremen 21 Jul 2014 10:38

Telkom suspends job cuts for the moment

Telkom SA says it is suspending proposed job cuts for now‚ pending a new round of consultations with management and unions.

By Khulekani Magubane 21 Jul 2014 09:00

SABC: And it just keeps getting worse...

SABCWATCH: Following the confirmation of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's COO, and claims that board chair Zandile Tshabalala lied about her qualifications, and anger over the SABC's moves on Afrikaans programming, pressure is mounting on all sides...

17 Jul 2014 07:41

SA metal sector says it has exhausted means to end strike

The body representing South Africa's steel and engineering industry said on Tuesday that it has failed to reach a deal to end a crippling strike.

16 Jul 2014 08:13

DA to take Muthambi to court

The DA is taking Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to court over her decision to appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer of the SABC.

15 Jul 2014 08:14

Uncertainty about pension contributions of striking workers

According to Rebecca Jansch, an attorney at pan-African law firm Bowman Gilfillan, South African companies are in a legislative bind over uncertainty around whether they are legally compelled to maintain pension contributions on behalf of striking workers.

15 Jul 2014 07:20

MPs want answers: Motsoeneng appointment; SABC chair's qualifications

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and the board of the SABC are to be quizzed by parliament on the appointment of its chief operating officer, and to clarify allegations that the board's chair has lied about her own qualifications.

15 Jul 2014 06:53

Economy battles to get out of the woods

The country's economy has battled to fully recover from the impact of the 2009 recession due to low productivity in the mining and manufacturing sectors.

14 Jul 2014 12:11

It's parly time... Muthambi in Faith-to-face grilling

NEWSWATCH: Faith Muthambi, the minister of communications, will appear before a parliamentary committee to explain why she confirmed Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently in his position as the SABC's COO.

14 Jul 2014 07:58

Vanachem Vanadium case clarifies 'matters of mutual interest' phrase

In an urgent application, Vanachem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd (Applicant) sought to interdict the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Union) from embarking on strike action.

By Fiona Leppan and Benjamin Cripps 11 Jul 2014 12:18

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