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The B-BBEE Commission issued a practice guide

The B-BBEE Commission issued a practice guide recently, which set to clarify the confusion around the validity of verification certificates, CIPC BEE certificates, and affidavits. B-BBEE Commission Practice Guide 1 of 2018 The guides us (amongst other things): on what constitutes a valid BEE verification certificate, CIPC BEE certificate, EME affidavit, and QSE affidavit. With

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YES Initiative

What YES Does. Over the next three years, YES – led and supported by the private sector – will incentivise businesses to employ young people, giving them a chance at a life-changing first work experience. With a unique collaboration between government, labour, civil society and the youth, this represents a benchmark in fresh, bold responses

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Transformation and BBBEE take another turn!

Transformation and BBBEE take another turn. Hello More BBBEE to deal with! But it is a significant change in the BBBEE Legislation. It enables any organisation, EME, QSE or Generic to enhance its BBBEE level by one or two levels by providing jobs for young black people under the Youth Employment Service Initiative; The gazzette

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Man fired after painting rainbow nation black and white.

O no! How is it possible that people are still ruining the future of our rainbow nation, bringing ill-repute to their employers and losing their own jobs, by spewing out racist rhetoric?  Companies should be taking pro-active steps to educate their employees! Did you know that a Company can be held vicariously liable for the

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BBBEE is a BBBEEG conundrum. Is it working?

Transformation is a hot potato for everyone in SA. Some think it doesn’t work, some say nothing has transformed in SA and others say that BBBEE is a killer for job creation. I have also been told that the government statistics are incorrect. Whichever way, we look at it, more engagement is necessary! We feel

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Job Creation: Who is Smoking it away?

We, at IR Insights, are always conscious of how court decisions affect your day-to-day business. The law on cigarette trade may not be of interest to everyone, but what is interesting is that this is one of few occasions where trade unions and employers are sitting on the same side of the fence! Illicit trade

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Historic court victory against labour brokers celebrated – SAFTU

Politicsweb reports on 26 July 2018 Federation congratulates its affiliate NUMSA on the successful conclusion of its long court battle SAFTU hails historic court victory against labour brokers 26 July 2018 The South African Federation of Trade Unions is celebrating the historic, ground-breaking judgement of the Constitutional Court that the correct interpretation of the Labour

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Gautrain wage strike continues into second week

in24 reports that as the Gautrain strike entered its second week on Monday, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) conducted the first day of its intervention in the industrial action. According to United National Transport Union (UNTU) spokesperson Sonja Carstens, the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), which runs the Gautrain, put a new offer on

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Sexual-Harassment

In a  recent decision of the Labour Court in Platinum Mines Limited v UASA obo Pietersen and Others [2018] ZALCJHB 72 Rustenburg, our courts made a strong statement around sexual harassment in the workplace. The court went on to say that – “In the face and growth of global movements such as ‘#MeToo’; ‘The Silence Breakers’; ‘#NotInMyName’,

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Budget Speech 2017 Infographic

On a quick perusal of the Budget Speech with the help of the Standard Bank Infographic, It looks like we need to get the economy working more than ever before! With the fuel levy increase, the cost of living is going to rise and small business will suffer the most! Let’s focus then on getting

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