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Government to promote access to economic opportunities
Government to promote access to economic opportunities

PRETORIA: Government will promote access to economic opportunities to address poverty, inequality and unemployment, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

2 Oct 2014 11:41

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m
Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has reported a net loss of R302m for the 6 months to June from a loss of just R10m at the same time a year ago.

30 Sep 2014 12:50

Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements
Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements

Ekurhuleni council has asked its residents who are not receiving their printed municipal accounts because of the Post Office strike to use of other options to view their monthly statement.

30 Sep 2014 09:37

SAE4D comments on the proposed Social Inclusion Policy Framework
SAE4D comments on the proposed Social Inclusion Policy Framework

South African Employers for Disability (SAE4D) has commented on the proposed draft Social Inclusion Policy Framework for higher education and training institutions.

30 Sep 2014 08:00

Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database
Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database

Government has established a central database of disciplinary cases in the public service in order to speed up the resolution of cases.

29 Sep 2014 08:44

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr hosts employment seminar
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr hosts employment seminar

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's employment seminar which was recently held in Johannesburg was attended by DLA Piper's Africa partner firms from Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya and Uganda.

26 Sep 2014 09:10

Strikes hurt metal output in SA
Strikes hurt metal output in SA

The month-long strike by metal workers in July had a drastic effect on the output of the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says.

By Mark Allix 25 Sep 2014 09:21

Employment law specialists must offer more proactive services
Employment law specialists must offer more proactive services

This year, South Africa had witnessed the longest industrial action within the mining sector. In addition, a raft of new employment laws were in the process of being enacted in South Africa.

22 Sep 2014 11:49

Astrapak reports loss of 33 cents a share
Astrapak reports loss of 33 cents a share

Plastic packaging group Astrapak expects to make a headline loss per share of at least 33c for the six months to August after a loss of 1.5c per share in the previous comparable period.

22 Sep 2014 10:39

LRA and transfer of employees in outsourcing arrangements
LRA and transfer of employees in outsourcing arrangements

To what extent, if any, can employees be transferred from one employer to another in circumstances where an outsourcing arrangement is terminated with one service provider and another outsourcing arrangement for the provision of the same services is entered into with a new service provider?

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 19 Sep 2014 06:38

The new BBBEE codes can be positive
The new BBBEE codes can be positive

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) has had a somewhat chequered history. Few would argue that after 300 years of colonial rule, and 40 years of apartheid, South Africa had a racially skewed economic landscape that needed urgent reform. And having education and health inequality of the highest order exacerbated the economic inequality.

17 Sep 2014 08:19

Tips for SMEs to keep on the right side of the law
Tips for SMEs to keep on the right side of the law

If you're running a small business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. From labour laws and tax regulations to municipal bylaws, health and safety regulations and consumer protection laws, you'll be spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply with a range of legislative and regulatory demands.

11 Sep 2014 11:11

SA lags on paternity leave
SA lags on paternity leave

A petition by a Capetonian father might help SA to catch up with paternity leave norms elsewhere in the world. While families are increasingly progressive and gender neutral, SA law has not yet caught up by allowing fathers to take paternity leave or by considering the needs of adoptive and foster parents.

By Fadia Arnold 10 Sep 2014 12:03

African countries are tightening up tax policies
African countries are tightening up tax policies

With many African governments tightening up on their labour, tax and immigration policies, companies employing expatriates increasingly need to up their game.

By Jeff Blackbeard and David White 10 Sep 2014 10:32

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