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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Employment equity report 'disappointing and superficial'

The 14th report of the Commission for Employment Equity is a disappointing and superficial document that will do little to promote the real development of South Africa's human resources‚ the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Tuesday (15 April)

By Bekezela Phakathi 16 Apr 2014 09:57

Labour Court quotes DLA Piper report

A research report issued by DLA Piper, which contained a South African chapter quoting the head of the Employment Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel, has received the attention of the South Africa judiciary system, when it was quoted in a judgement delivered in April this year in the South African Labour Court.

14 Apr 2014 11:24

Eavesdropping at the SABC

NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, SABC staff have been informed that their phones are being monitored by the NIA (National Intelligence Agency).

11 Apr 2014 07:45

A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014 06:57

Job equity 'no threat to minorities'

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant reassured critics of the controversial draft regulations on employment equity that proposed guidelines for quotas would not prejudice coloureds and Indians.

11 Apr 2014 05:49

Employment contract must make provision for lawful deductions

According to Sections 34(1)(a) and 34(2) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 (BCEA), an employer can make a deduction from an employee's remuneration for any losses or damages caused by the employee's negligence during the course of employment, provided the requisite requirements are met.

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 10 Apr 2014 09:36

Extension of B-BBEE Revised Codes can be used to test changes in system

The revised generic Codes of Good Practice (Revised Codes) which were promulgated on 11 October 2013, provided for a transitional period of 12 months during which entities are to familiarise themselves with and understand the provisions of the Revised Codes.

By Olga Meshoe 10 Apr 2014 09:21

Contract forces employer to pay deferred equity compensation

In the recent case of Steven Group v Renaissance BJM Securities (Pty) Ltd, the Labour Court was faced with the question whether an employee is entitled to payment of deferred equity compensation after he terminated the employment contract making provision for such payment.

By Mohsina Chenia and Shungu Mariti 10 Apr 2014 08:57

Zimbabweans must reapply for work permits

During the course of 2007/2008 South Africa witnessed an influx of Zimbabwean nationals, mostly refugees fleeing their country for economic and political reasons. The majority of these Zimbabwean nationals were undocumented and those who applied for asylum waited long periods for their applications to be processed. Towards the latter part of 2008 it was estimated that there were approximately two million Zimbabweans living in South Africa; of these only about 275,000 were documented.

By Michael Yeates and Shungu Mariti 10 Apr 2014 08:05

Dismissals must be based on fair reasons

Despite the allowance that dismissals for poor performance during or on the expiry of the probationary period may be based on less compelling reasons than would be required after the probationary period, the principle that dismissals must be based on fair reasons still stands.

By Jacques van Wyk 4 Apr 2014 06:57

Journalist fired for seeking political office

NEWSWATCH: Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly has been fired for seeking political office with the Democratic Alliance, reports news24, but he plans to appeal his dismissal, reports Mail & Guardian.

2 Apr 2014 06:05

Praise to the media, but much else can be done

At times such as these, I want to sing the praise of those elements of our news media that show courage and doggedness.

By Anton Harber 28 Mar 2014 05:43

New B-BBEE codes encourage employment of disabled people

The transitional period in respect of the new B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, issued on 11 October 2013, has now been extended until 30 April 2015.

26 Mar 2014 06:33

Dina Pule's ex-spin doctor claims state witch-hunt

Dina Pule's former spin doctor has accused the communications department of a witchhunt after he made a protected disclosure about a R756m advertising tender.

25 Mar 2014 12:17

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