HR Trends 2018

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What constitutes "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act?

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act in the case of Lou-Anndree John v Afrox Oxygen Limited...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Lauren Salt 1 day ago

Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine

The Department of Mineral Resources has dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager, Aubrey Tshivhandekano...

By Allan Seccombe 2 days ago

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

By Tamar Kahn 16 Feb 2018

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk says he plans to defend his "name and reputation", following his suspension by the business's board pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry...

By Hanna Ziady 15 Feb 2018

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

With Jacob Zuma finally resigning from the presidency following pressure from the ANC NEC, the question arises on his possible legal remedies should he feel aggrieved at being compelled to vacate his office and official residence...

By Johan Botes 15 Feb 2018

Can you restrain without a restraint?

The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether an employer could restrain its former employees from commencing employment with its competitors, without having an agreed restraint of trade...

By Motheo Mfikoe 13 Feb 2018

Tax break for voluntarily retrenched employees

Sait recently made submissions to Sars regarding the tax treatment of amounts received in consequence of voluntary retrenchments. Sait has received clarification that voluntary severance packages qualify as severance benefits...

By Joon Chong, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Nivaani Moodley a 12 Feb 2018

Acsa trio face the chop following inquiry

Three employees at Airports Company SA (Acsa) face the axe after a disciplinary inquiry found them guilty of flouting supply chain rules and failing to obtain authorisation to participate in an Acsa empowerment scheme...

By Moyagabo Maake 12 Feb 2018

Online system for national minimum wage exemptions

The Department of Labour is developing an online system to help analyse data submitted by employers when applying for national minimum wage exemptions...

9 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

PIC chief apologises over Eskom

Public Investment Corporation (PIC) CEO Dan Matjila was forced to apologise to public servants after they bemoaned the lack of consultation when the investment manager advanced R5bn to Eskom...

By Theto Mahlakaona and Carol Paton 8 Feb 2018

Legalising marijuana would create a minefield in the workplace

As marijuana smokers await the ConCourt decision on whether or not the substance should be legalised, the matter casts a spotlight on the adequacy of company policies regarding substance abuse in the workplace...

8 Feb 2018

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How to select the best business structure for your startup

Registering your business is one of the most important things you can do at the early stages of your startup. It helps you to solidify your business legally and prevents the business being exploited when it comes to trademark and patent matters or contracts.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 24 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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