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Labour to Sharpen up Employment Equity Legislation


Department of LabourThe labour department has tabled proposed amendments in cabinet intended to address perceived shortcomings in employment equity legislation.The labour minister, Membathisi Mdladlana, made this known at the launch…

South Africa Loses 79 000 Jobs in First Quarter


Statistics South AfricaThe latest quarterly employment statistics released by Statistics SA show a loss of 79 000 jobs in South Africa's formal non-agricultural business sector during the first quarter of…

Labour Department to Tackle Labour Laws During 2010


Department of LabourThe labour department intends amending a number of key pieces of labour market legislation during 2010. The minister of labour, Membathisi Mdladlana, highlighted this during his budget vote…

Private Employment Brokers Cannot Be Disallowed, Says Minister


Portfolio Committee on LabourMinister of labour, Membathisi Mdladlana, told the portfolio committee on labour that his ministry could not, in the final analysis, "disallow private employment broking and was not,…

Manyi: Public Service Employment Law Only By 2011


Portfolio Committee on LabourJimmy Manyi, director general of labour, has told Parliament that a draft Public Employment Services Bill, dealing with lay off training, setting up a web portal to…

DTI Launches Economic Support and Employment Creation Programme


Department of Trade and IndustryThe department of trade and industry has announced the launch of a R1.3 billion economic support and employment creation programme involving the European Commission and the…

More Attacks on Labour Brokers During Hearings


Portfolio Committee on LabourAfter a bout of insults hurled at representatives of the labour broking industry by unannounced speakers, Suraj Maharaj of the Association of Personal Service Organisations (APSO) appealed…

Unions Dominate First Day of Hearings on Labour Brokers


Portfolio Committee on LabourDespite complaints from opposition members of insufficient time, many parties who had not applied to Parliament in terms of the government notice for a say on the…

Cape Farm Labour Brokers Exposed in Report to Parliament


Portfolio Committee on Labour In a presentation to the parliamentary committee on labour, the Centre for Rural Legal Studies (CRLS) took the fruit farming community, particularly labour brokers in the…