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Labour Dept calls on unions to report companies flouting Covid-19 measures

4 May 2020 by Qama Qukula With many workers returning to work under level 4, the Labour Department has asked unions to help keep a lookout for non-compliance. Businesses will be required to implement stringent measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in their workplaces. The measures include: screening of workers for Covid-19 symptoms social…
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URGENT ADVISORY TO ALL CCMA STAFF, USERS AND STAKEHOLDERS

May 2020 SUBJECT: CCMA’S OPERATIONS DURING SOUTH AFRICA’S COVID – 19 LOCKDOWN LEVEL 4

Employment and Labour provides UIF contact details for ordinary unemployment benefits

May 2020 In order for our client-base to receive speedy and correct information to their unemployment insurance enquiries, the Department of Employment and Labour has resorted to providing contact details which they can call or send their enquiries. All those who have enquiries related to ordinary unemployment benefits such as maternity, illness, death, adoption, and…
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Not all domestic workers will return back to work under level 4, says union

Only domestic workers and caregivers that live on their employer’s premises will be allowed to return to work under level 4 in May. The South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (Sadsawu) says it has communicated with the Labour Department to get clarity on what the level 4 lockdown restrictions mean for domestic workers.…
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SA Rugby industry pay cuts finalised

26 April 2020 by Craig Ray The final version of the deal between South Africa’s 717 professional rugby players and their employers was finalised at the weekend, which will see the players contributing 12.5% to the proposed total R1-billion in industry budget cuts if no rugby is played this year. Eugene Henning, chief executive of…
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Adult education key to getting economy back on track

As South Africans face the now extended lockdown period, currently in place to try to slow down the rate of infection from the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are starting to shift their focus of concern from health worries to fears around the economy. Triple E Training, a provider of adult training solutions to organisations and…
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Pretoria man arrested for allegedly mocking lockdown measures on social media

Police say a video shows two young men travelling around Pretoria, bragging they do not comply with the regulations. A 23-year old man has been arrested after posting a video where he and a male companion travel around Pretoria allegedly mocking government regulations aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 and boasting that they do…
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Fasset hands repeat candidates an invaluable opportunity

16 April 2020 by SAICA Last month, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) announced the results from the January sitting of the Initial Test of Competence (ITC). Candidates who were unsuccessful in January have another opportunity in June 2020 to test the application of their technical competence. To help these candidates prepare for…
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10 practical tips on how to work from home effectively

Working from home to steer clear of the coronavirus? Here’s advice on how to get it right. Thousands of South Africans will be working from home in light of the Covid-19 virus. Gumtree South Africa’s customer service supervisor Vivi Ho Quang leads a team that exclusively works from home and has some tips to share.…
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Covid-19: Lockdown threatens women farm workers’ access to food

14 April 2020 by Colette Solomon “We are going to starve” says seasonal worker in De Doorns. On Thursday 9 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the lockdown to disrupt the transmission of Covid-19 would be extended until the end of April. While we understand and support this extension, farm workers, especially women, are already facing…
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