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The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements...

By Marisa Jacobs 2 days ago

Should good performance be rewarded despite bad behaviour?

The Labour Court in Solidarity obo Oelofse v Armscor and Others was tasked with reviewing a decision that the non-payment of a performance bonus was not an unfair labour practice, even though the employee exceeded the qualifying rating...

By Lauren Salt and Thandoluhe Dladla 3 days ago

Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?

On 9 May, raids were conducted in China City in Milnerton and Canal Walk in Century City where 25 foreign nationals were arrested for contravening the Immigration Act...

3 days ago

Paying the price for unfair procedure

The Labour Court delivered its judgment in the matter of Satawu and Others v Sihlangene Security & Cleaning CC and Another on 27 March 2018, whereby the court showed its displeasure for a complete absence of prior procedure followed when dismissing employees.

By Tracy Robbins 17 May 2018

Govt determined to conclude wage negotiations

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says government is seized with working towards concluding a multi-term wage agreement with unions...

17 May 2018

Can an employee be fired for racist rants on Facebook?

Is a dismissal of an employee who posted alleged racist comments on Facebook substantively fair...?

By Jacques van Wyk 16 May 2018

Labour outlines plan to enforce minimum wage compliance

Labour Deputy Minister Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa says once the National Minimum wage gets implemented, more resources will be required to ensure that employers comply with the new policy...

16 May 2018

When employee suspensions go wrong

Employers need to think twice before they simply suspend an employee. If the suspension turns out to be unfair, the employer may need to fork out more money than bargained for...

7 May 2018

Why SA labour relations are the worst in the world

South Africa has the worst labour-employee relations in the world, ranking 137 out of 137 countries, according to the World Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by the World Economic Forum...

7 May 2018

Tom Moyane served with disciplinary charges

Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been served with disciplinary charges, the Presidency announced...

4 May 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA's Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be

South Africa's parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike...

By Carin Runciman 25 Apr 2018

DPSA asks for more time on wage negotiations

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has requested for more time for consultations on the public service wage negotiations that are currently underway...

23 Apr 2018

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