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Sexual harassment versus inappropriate comment
Sexual harassment versus inappropriate comment

What would you do if a business colleague at an off-duty dinner said the following to you after dinner: "Do you want a lover tonight?" Would this statement merely be an inappropriate comment, or conduct that constitutes sexual harassment?

By Olivia Eleanor Timothy and Zaryl Bhero 29 Aug 2014 07:45

Gauteng's e-tolls consultation gets underway
Gauteng's e-tolls consultation gets underway

The Gauteng Advisory Panel on the Socio-economic Impact of E-tolls will kick off its month-long consultation process on Wednesday (27 August), starting with organised labour representatives.

27 Aug 2014 08:32

Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather
Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather

NEWSWATCH: Yesterday Communications Minister Faith Muthambi evaded answering opposition MPs' questions on the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, whom a union official has labelled a 'pathetic liar'.

27 Aug 2014 07:31

GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession
GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.

27 Aug 2014 07:29

'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation
'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation

Social dialogue is of little value in transforming SA's economy as it only reinforces the positions adopted by the government, business and labour, a manufacturing forum in Sandton has heard.

25 Aug 2014 10:22

Draft Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill
Draft Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill

The Draft Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill ("the Bill") aims to amend the Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 ("the Act").

By Jacques van Wyk & Andre van Heerden 22 Aug 2014 09:35

Merger-related employment conditions stifling efficiencies
Merger-related employment conditions stifling efficiencies

In the merger transaction between Bucket Full (Pty) Ltd (part of the Caxton group) as the acquirer and the Cartons & Labels Business of Nampak Products as the target, the Competition Tribunal has once again attached a condition relating to employment as part of its consideration of public interest issues.

By Natalie von Ey and Kitso Tlhabanelo 22 Aug 2014 09:12

Transpaco continues to feel strike effects
Transpaco continues to feel strike effects

Packaging group Transpaco said it expects the tough trading environment in the plastics and metal sector to continue "for a while" following a recent national strike.

21 Aug 2014 10:52

Government policy must stimulate growth, not stifle it
Government policy must stimulate growth, not stifle it

'I'm happy I started my business under apartheid' - Herman Mashaba at Accelerate Cape Town AGM.

20 Aug 2014 12:36

Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environment

The Labour Relations Amendment Act (LRAA), 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014), signals yet another move by government to streamline the country's labour environment.

20 Aug 2014 11:53

Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position
Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position

An employee may be found guilty of misconduct if an employer can prove that the employee falsely misrepresented his credentials during the job application process.

By Jacques van Wyk & Andre van Heerden 20 Aug 2014 11:50

Invitation to make representations to Essential Services Committee
Invitation to make representations to Essential Services Committee

The Essential Services Committee has invited interested parties to make representations to the Committee on whether specific services should be classified as essential services.

20 Aug 2014 09:05

DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC
DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance's court bid to have SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed 'shames' him and the SABC, according to his lawyer, reports BD Live. Other reports follow...

20 Aug 2014 07:15

South Africa soap actors fired for 'illegal' strike
South Africa soap actors fired for 'illegal' strike

Sixteen actors of South Africa's popular TV soap drama, Generations, have been sacked for staging an "illegal" strike, the public broadcaster and the production company said Monday...

19 Aug 2014 10:54

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