Month: April 2019

THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS: 8 MAY 2019

10 April 2019 The announcement of 8 May 2019 as the date for South Africa’s national election raises a number of issues which need careful consideration by members. It is obviously the prerogative of each member company to decide the type of action, if any, it wishes to take regarding the election. THE ROLE OF…

Unemployment in a changing workplace

Unemployment is still a problem even though about 87 000 new jobs have been created since September last year. This is according to the latest employment figures released by¬†Statistics South Africa¬†on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in South Africa was about 27.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018, with more than six million people without any…

PARENTAL LEAVE, ADOPTION LEAVE AND COMMISSIONING LEAVE

4 April 2019 Further to our last communication in respect of the amendments to the UIF Act and the amendments brought on by the Labour Law Amendment Act (parental, surrogacy and adoption leave), we confirm that by order of the President, the 1 March 2019 is the date on which these amendments come into operation….