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International Equal Pay Day, the most ludicrous day of all

Friday, 18 September, is International Equal Pay Day, the most ludicrous day on the global calendar. How can it be that in the year 2020 some people continue to earn more because of their gender or race?

By Onyi Nwaneri 18 Sep 2020

No work, no pay: the Covid-19 salary crisis

Companies have been facing tough decisions over the past few months, particularly those with employees who cannot work during the crisis...

16 Sep 2020

TERS to be extended until end of National State of Disaster

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits until the end of the national state of disaster...

By Joon Chong and Shane Johnson 15 Sep 2020

UIF temporarily suspends payment of Covid-19 TERS relief fund

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), working with the Department of Employment and Labour, has temporarily halted payments for the Covid-19 TERS relief benefits, until it addresses the system control concerns recently raised by the Auditor-General...

11 Sep 2020

UIF Commissioner suspended

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on Wednesday suspended the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping...

2 Sep 2020

How true SaaS solutions can give your payroll 'legs'

Although most organisations view payroll primarily as a way to remain compliant, calculate accurate net pay and pay employees in time, in reality, it goes way beyond these functions...

1 Sep 2020

SME recruitment - how much should I pay my staff?

Accurate salary information is hard to come by. Employers - especially small businesses - often don't know how much to pay their staff at market value, and job seekers frequently don't know what their skillset is worth...

By Siobhan Zurnamer 31 Aug 2020

UIF resumes payments for Covid-19 TERS benefits

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has resumed payments for the Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) after it was suspended...

27 Aug 2020

SA cuts increases and freezes hiring plans to survive Covid-19

South African businesses have cut pay rises by 20% and introduced widespread hiring freezes in response to the global pandemic, according to research by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company...

25 Aug 2020

Evolution of HR with tech, benefits of a representative workforce

According to Sandra Crous, MD of payroll and human capital management software PaySpace, the payroll and HR landscape has evolved significantly over the last few decades...

19 Aug 2020

UIF disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from this week

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has, as of Friday, 14 August, disbursed R40bn as part of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme...

14 Aug 2020

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, Mbali Nkosi, and Tsholofelo Mofokeng 6 Aug 2020

New fintech app Level Finance aims to disrupt 30-day pay cycle

Techpreneur Raeesa Gabriels is shaking up the financial services industry by disrupting the conventional 30-day pay cycle and taking on exploitative payday lenders...

5 Aug 2020

UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May payments

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is to continue processing Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced...

4 Aug 2020

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