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Don't lose your home to the lockdown
Don't lose your home to the lockdownArticle

Many home-owners are worried about not being able to pay their bond instalments over the next few months as they face the prospect of reduced earnings...

Gerhard Kotzé 2 days ago

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders
Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal tradersArticle

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don't know how they will make it through the next 21 days...

Ashraf Hendricks 3 days ago

Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19
Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19Article

In the wake of the announcement of the national shutdown, the Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the introduction of measures in response to coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on UIF contributors...

Jean Ewang 3 days ago

SA lockdown - assistance to small businesses and employees through tax system
SA lockdown - assistance to small businesses and employees through tax systemArticle

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would go into 21-day national lockdown, from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020 to midnight, 16 April 2020...

Jana Botha 24 Mar 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costsArticle

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

The IMF gets it wrong, again
The IMF gets it wrong, againArticle

Unwilling to be upstaged by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed even harsher austerity measures than proposed in the country's Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement...

28 Nov 2019

New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launches
New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launchesArticle

Government has launched the pilot phase of a new business portal, led by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)...

5 Nov 2019

UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?
UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?Article

On 29 October 2019, a proclamation was published in terms of which sections 8(a)(cA), 11, 15 and 16 of the Labour Law Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (LLAA) become effective as of 1 November 2019...

Jacques van Wyk 4 Nov 2019

UIF to start process claims for new parental benefits
UIF to start process claims for new parental benefitsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will start processing claims for the new parental benefits from 1 November 2019 to contributing and qualifying UIF beneficiaries...

1 Nov 2019

Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaints
Labour investigates trucking industry employment complaintsArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted inspections in the road freight and logistics industry amid complaints that South African drivers were losing out due to truck companies employing foreign nationals...

11 Sep 2019

New parental leave legislation enters last stretch
New parental leave legislation enters last stretchArticle

The much anticipated amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIFA) are nearing implementation...

10 Sep 2019

Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penalties
Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penaltiesArticle

Farmers, retailers and operators in the hospitality sector in Brits, North West, have been slapped with labour penalties following a two-day blitz inspection by the Employment and Labour Department...

12 Aug 2019

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When do the parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave kick in?Article

The Labour Laws Amendment Act (LLAA) and the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act make provision for parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave, but when do these come into effect?

John Botha 11 Jul 2019

Saica explains new UIF system
Saica explains new UIF systemArticle

The new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) new website, with electronic registration, claims and submission of returns on one system, has its fair share of teething problems...

Issued by SAICA 13 Jun 2019

R7.9bn training programmes to aid in skills development
R7.9bn training programmes to aid in skills developmentArticle

The launch of training programmmes worth R7.9 billion will go a long way to address skills development challenges while also growing the economy, says Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

25 Apr 2019

R500m skills development project for Eastern Cape
R500m skills development project for Eastern CapeArticle

About 2,000 ex-mineworkers, the youth and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) beneficiaries in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a new skills development training...

16 Apr 2019

Edcon secures R2.7bn lifeline for restructuring plan
Edcon secures R2.7bn lifeline for restructuring planArticle

Edcon's latest recapitalisation deal will see the contribution of new cash commitments and rent reductions totalling approximately R2.7 billion into South Africa's largest clothing retailer...

4 Mar 2019

Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits
Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefitsArticle

For many years, asylum seekers attempting to claim benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have routinely been turned away by the Department of Labour, despite having made contributions to the fund during their employment...

Werksmans Attorneys pro bono team 4 Mar 2019

UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga
UIF drive goes to MpumalangaArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be hosting a seminar with the private security sector in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga...

20 Feb 2019

Beware of fake UIF benefits website
Beware of fake UIF benefits websiteArticle

The Department of Labour has warned members of the public of a bogus website that promises to help people to get their benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)...

20 Nov 2018

Companies urged to obtain UIF compliance certificates
Companies urged to obtain UIF compliance certificatesArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has urged companies to make sure they obtain a compliance certificate or risk being excluded from doing business with government...

26 Oct 2018

Jobs Fair to bring opportunities to Khayelitsha
Jobs Fair to bring opportunities to KhayelitshaArticle

The Department of Labour will on Friday host the Jobs Fair, an initiative bringing potential employers and work-seekers together under one roof...

18 Oct 2018

R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed
R22m boost for skills training of the unemployedArticle

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors...

17 Sep 2018

Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SA
Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SAArticle

2018 World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 1-7 August, is emphasising breastfeeding as 'the foundation of life' and highlighting the advantages of improving breastfeeding for communities and countries...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 6 Aug 2018

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits
Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefitsArticle

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months...

Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefits
Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefitsArticle

The Department of Labour and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have launched the long-awaited registration campaign of unclaimed benefits for ex-mineworkers in the Northern Cape, targeting Hartswater in Phokwane Local Municipality.

1 Jun 2018

Job hop yourself to financial security
Job hop yourself to financial securityArticle

There was a time when job hoppers were perceived as less reliable and a flight risk, as they jumped from job to job, raising their salaries and expectations from organisation to organisation. However, the millennial generation sees job hopping as leaping towards new opportunities...

4 Feb 2018

Our mistake, Department of Labour concedes
Our mistake, Department of Labour concedesArticle

The Department of Labour has conceded that it erred when it changed the wording of the definition of "worker" in the National Minimum Wage Bill...

Theto Mahlakoana 1 Feb 2018

SACP denounces Zuma silence on how tertiary education will be paid for
SACP denounces Zuma silence on how tertiary education will be paid forArticle

President Jacob Zuma's promise to accelerate the roll-out of free education to students from working class and poor households is worrying the South African Communist Party...

28 Dec 2017

UIF to visit employers in the Northern Cape
UIF to visit employers in the Northern CapeArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will conduct a door-to-door campaign in Olifantshoek, Postmasburg, Danielskuil, Lime Acres and Kathu in the Northern Cape from Monday, 27 November...

24 Nov 2017

PIC could still invest in SAA, says Matjila
PIC could still invest in SAA, says MatjilaArticle

The PIC confirmed that it had been approached by SAA, but it rejected the airline's initial funding request. However, if the turnaround strategy has been implemented and proven to work...

Bekezela Phakathi 16 Nov 2017

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Confusion regarding UIF contributions continuesArticle

Confusion persists regarding UIF contributions since a new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) scale of benefits came into effect on 1 April 2017...

19 Sep 2017

Tarryn Atkinson, Saica chairperson: employees tax and expatriate sub-committees.
Twin tax bills and their impact on other ActsArticle

There are several amendments in the new tax bills that will impact on other labour-related legislation...

Tarryn Atkinson 21 Jul 2017

New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributions
New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributionsArticle

There has been payroll confusion, since the Minister of Labour announced on 17 March an amendment to the ‘scale of benefits' described in the Unemployment Insurance Act 2001, which had to be implemented from 1 April 2017...

Arlene Leggat 17 May 2017

SA making notable progress in closing the gender gap
SA making notable progress in closing the gender gapArticle

South Africa currently ranks 15th out of 144 countries when it comes to closing the gender gap...

10 Mar 2017

Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act
Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment ActArticle

The new Act will make benefits available to a much larger proportion of the workforce, and also has the potential to stimulate economic growth.

Arlene Leggat 25 Jan 2017

If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?
If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?Article

Environmental rights advocacy groups are questioning why major banks and state entities are investing in new-build coal-powered power station...

8 Dec 2016

Parliament approves legislation to improve unemployment benefits
Parliament approves legislation to improve unemployment benefitsArticle

The long and tortuous process of getting Parliament to pass the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill came to an end with its adoption by the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday...

Linda Ensor 24 Nov 2016

Six things SMEs should know about payroll tax
Six things SMEs should know about payroll taxArticle

Small and medium-sized business owners face reams of red tape in their businesses, but one area that is especially important to master is payroll...

Yolandi Esterhuizen 9 Sep 2016

SA, Zambia sign MoU to safeguard migrant workers' rights
SA, Zambia sign MoU to safeguard migrant workers' rightsArticle

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will help South Africa and Zambia to ensure that migrant workers' rights are protected in the two countries...

20 Jul 2016

Amendments proposed to Unemployment Insurance Act
Amendments proposed to Unemployment Insurance ActArticle

The proposed amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill...

Mohsina Chenia and Niyaaz Abrahams 2 Jun 2016

DA raises red flag over minister's mandate in UIF bill
DA raises red flag over minister's mandate in UIF billArticle

Amid debate over what to do with the hefty R120bn surplus in the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), concerns are being raised about the state's power to distribute benefits...

Karl Gernetzky and Penelope Mashego 30 Mar 2016

Is it time for a PAYE health check?
Is it time for a PAYE health check?Article

All employers should consider doing a PAYE health check on their payroll because it is one of the main focus areas for SARS...

Ilsa Groenewald 1 Jul 2015

Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Overview of the basics of employer taxArticle

By starting a business, you're helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs...

Madelein van der Watt 22 May 2015

Labour legislation and maternity leave
Labour legislation and maternity leaveArticle

Internationally, the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183) allows for a woman to whom this Convention applies a period of maternity leave of not less than 14 weeks...

Naledi Motsiri and Olivia Eleanor Timothy 18 May 2015

Domestic, farm workers must benefit from labour programmes
Domestic, farm workers must benefit from labour programmesArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Labour and all its entities need to ensure that domestic and farm workers benefit from their delivery programmes, says Portfolio Committee on Labour Chairperson Lumka Yengeni...

26 Mar 2015

Eduloan forms strategic alliance with the PIC
Eduloan forms strategic alliance with the PICArticle

To increase affordable funding focused on social upliftment through education, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Eduloan have entered into a mutually beneficial strategic partnership...

16 Mar 2015

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full textArticle

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015

Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt position
Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt positionArticle

The long-term sustainability of government's debt position should be the key focus of this year's budget - this is a major challenge facing the Finance Minister, as the country stands at a fiscal crossroads...

25 Feb 2015

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