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Labour Law in a Nutshell April 2019

  RESIGNATION & DISCIPLINE: Can an employer proceed with a disciplinary enquiry after an employee resigns with immediate effect on receipt of a notice of suspension or notice of enquiry? No & Yes “No” – said the Labour Court in Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services[1]in October 2016 . “Yes” – said the court later in Coetzee...

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Workplace Accidents, Occupational Illness and the Long Road to Workers’ Compensation and Safety Policies around the World

Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28 as an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. In South Africa, the 1st of May is annually celebrating the workforce and its challenges and achievements as a public holiday; Worker’s Day This...

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Sheqafrica Consulting opens in South Africa

Sheqafrica.com has officially opened its consulting services in South Africa on 8 April 2019, offering its clients a portfolio of services in Safety management, Occupational Health and Environmental management. The company, Sheqafrica Consulting (Pty)Ltd is an independent business founded after one of Sheqafrica.com’s shareholders, Africa Media, sold its South African edition to a group of...

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Labour Law in a Nutshell March 2019

  ENQUIRY DELAYS: When does a delay in prosecuting a disciplinary enquiry become unreasonable and unfair? The general rule is that a disciplinary inquiry must be held within a reasonable time from the date on which the alleged misconduct occurred – or from the date from which the employer first became aware of it. The...

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One size fits all safety auditing is ending!

The number of companies and consultants using generic auditing systems and software could face some challenges in the next 12 to 18 months as OHS practice will be forced to implement a risk-based approach to OHS management. The current “system required” compliance measurement will no longer be relevant as the practice will move away from...

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Employers using all tricks to circumvent labour laws – CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has called on the Department of Labour inspectorate to join forces to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberate circumventing of the labour laws. CCMA Legal Researcher: Office of the Director, Wilbur van Niekerk said there was a growing trend used by employers of using every...

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SAIOSH Members may harm fragile consulting industry.

In a recent article on Sheqafrica.com, it was reported that the Department of Labour invited SAIOSH members to report unsafe conditions and acts to them. Going this route is filled with dangers in itself and it is doubtful that it was initiated by the DOL. The information of the employer is protected under Section 36...

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Sheqafrica.com appoints new Editor tasked with Transformation

Africa Media, one of the two owners of Sheqafrica.com and other online magazines, have appointed Jessica van Zyl as its new Editor-in-Chief effective from 4 March 2019. Jessica studied Journalism at Howard College in KZN and brings 12 years of experience to the scene. In addition, she also holds a NEBOSH IGC and a few...

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Bizstrat – Organiser of Construction Risk Africa Conference under fire

[UPDATED] Sheqafrica.com cancelled the marketing of the Construction Risk Africa annual conference organised by Servigraph 30 CC, trading as Bizstrat, just 48 hours after the AISE Payment Risk Register was launched on 14 February 2019 and terminated all relations with its owner, Dhanesh Ramparsad. The Conference has been re-scheduled after the 2018 event did not...

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