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North West businesses slapped with non-compliance notices
North West businesses slapped with non-compliance noticesArticle

The IES unit of the labour department has issued 14 businesses with 33 non-compliance notices during a blitz inspection conducted at Tower Mall, Jouberton...

21 Apr 2021

When can employees claim damages direct from an employer?
When can employees claim damages direct from an employer?Article

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided new guidance on COIDA cover and when employers may be exposed to direct claims for damages by employees...

29 Mar 2021

SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - research
SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - researchArticle

This powerful kelp ingredient is sustainably harvested before being yield for CEM-K, which is found in the Dermikelp® range of non-chemical alternatives...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 Mar 2021

Compound which protects seaweed shields humans from disease too -- studies
Compound which protects seaweed shields humans from disease too -- studiesArticle

An extract of seaweed which protects marine plants from disease has been shown in clinical studies to also help block viruses, prevent infections and inhibit the flu...

Issued by Leap Communications 19 Jan 2021

November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up here
November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up hereArticle

The November index of the free, online LexisNexis Case Law repository is now available bringing you up to speed on some interesting precedent setting cases considered by South Africa's courts recently...

Issued by LexisNexis 18 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal
#BestofBiz 2020: LegalArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

11 Dec 2020

Don't forget to screen contract employees
Don't forget to screen contract employeesArticle

The recently introduced Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill is expected to bring more protection for contract employees like domestic workers, gardeners, nannies, and au pairs, etc. With employers facing increased responsibilities and obligations in this regard, they can also take the necessary steps to feel safe and secure in knowing who they are employing...

16 Oct 2020

Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at last
Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at lastArticle

Workers' Compensation Act to get first overhaul in 23 years...

Justin Brown 28 Sep 2020

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

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...

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

Resilience and creativity to expand amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
Resilience and creativity to expand amidst the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

A small business owner shares his journey and flexibility during the 2020 economic battle in business...

Issued by SAICA 3 Jul 2020

Proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under COID
Proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under COIDArticle

The Minister of Labour has issued proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act and has invited public commentary...

12 Nov 2019

Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safety
Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safetyArticle

Businesses are exposed to many risks, from the traditional fire and natural disasters, to legal liabilty for loss of or physical damage to tangible property. Further to this, businesses also run the risk of potential accidental injuries or death of employees...

22 Oct 2019

A win for domestic employees in South Africa
A win for domestic employees in South AfricaArticle

According to the International Labour Organisation, there is an estimated 1.1 million domestic employees in South Africa working in private households...

Fiona Leppan and Mayson Petla 13 Jun 2019

MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites
MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sitesArticle

According to figures from the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), there have already been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites...

17 Apr 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
These three business investments prevent manufacturing injuriesArticle

As a business, it's your responsibility to take as many precautions as possible to prevent workplace injuries. Not only are you protecting your employees, but you're protecting your business as well...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jan 2018

Labour to discuss occupational health, COIDA
Labour to discuss occupational health, COIDAArticle

The Department of Labour's Compensation Fund (CF) and its stakeholders will next week discuss issues related to compliance with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA)...

27 Oct 2017

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?Article

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Uber drivers protected by labour laws
Uber drivers protected by labour lawsArticle

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws...

18 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDAArticle

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

Ilse van den Berg 23 Jun 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participantsArticle

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

20 Apr 2017

PTSD: What every employer needs to know
PTSD: What every employer needs to knowArticle

It is essential that employers understand the difference between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of work-related stress or fatigue, and recognise if their employees are suffering from this stress-related illness...

12 Oct 2016

Key considerations before embarking upon a building project
Key considerations before embarking upon a building projectArticle

On any building project, meticulous attention to detail in the planning and design stage, leading to comprehensive and clear drawings, specifications and schedules of finishes, is crucially important, when presenting information to prospective builders...

Allen Bodill 6 Jul 2016

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims
Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claimsArticle

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims...

9 Mar 2016

COIDA judgement finds State is not considered a single entity
COIDA judgement finds State is not considered a single entityArticle

The Constitutional Court has now had the opportunity to decide on the meaning on the word 'State' for purposes of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 ('COIDA') in the matter of Minister of Defence and Military Veterans v Liesl-Lenore Thomas (168/14) [2015] ZACC 26...

Fiona Leppan, Michael Yeates and Terrick McCallum 28 Aug 2015

Court rules on access to fatal inquiry reports
Court rules on access to fatal inquiry reportsArticle

Following the Gauteng High Court's recent judgment, Industrial Health Resource Group & others v the Minister of Labour and others, fatal inquiry reports under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, will now be more accessible...

Fiona Leppan and Thandeka Nhleko 17 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft
[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von DelftArticle

When Dalene von Delft started working as a doctor, she knew there were risks. But what she didn't bargain for was contracting a life-threatening disease...

Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2015

MEC liable for damages after doctor's rape
MEC liable for damages after doctor's rapeArticle

An employee, who suffered the horrendous ordeal of being raped whilst on duty, is not precluded from suing her employer for damages.

Johan Botes 13 Oct 2014

Domestic workers to be covered by compensation act
Domestic workers to be covered by compensation actArticle

South Africa's domestic workers will soon be covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida), Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said.

8 Sep 2014

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