Author: Khumo Kodisang

AMENDMENT TO S13A OF THE PENSION FUNDS ACT

Posted with compliments from SEIFSA 4 August 2016 The Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director Member companies affiliated to the associations federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa Dear Sir/Madam AMENDMENT TO S13A OF THE PENSION FUNDS ACT At its meeting on 1 August 2016, the SEIFSA Board directed that I…

EIPF AND MIPF CONTRIBUTION INCREASE 2016

Please note that, in accordance with the Industry Pension and Provident Fund Collective Agreement, the annual contribution increase programme gazetted on 3 August 2012 and the respective Fund Rules, the contribution rate for both funds increased from 1 July 2016. The contribution rate for both employees and employers will increase from the current 7.0% to…

Employment Equity Amendment Act (EEA) –Unfair discrimination and employment

09th May 2016 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 390 On the 01st August 2014, the ‘new’ (EEA) became law and so into effect.  This Act classifies unfair discrimination in the workplace.  Of the most important aspects of such discrimination dealt with by the (EEA), is that referring to differing terms and conditions of employment? In this regard, there…

Free Market Foundation v Minister of Labour and Others. Case number 13762/13

Court judgment issued on 4 May 2016 in the matter beween the Free Market Foundation (FMF) (Applicant) and the Minister of Labour and others, relating to the challenge to the system of collective bargaining in South Africa, and more particularly to Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.

Protection of Employee data: Protection of Personnel Information Act (POPI)

09th April 2016 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 389 Numerous “information” legislation, including Kind (3) and other Government guidelines, are very clear about the onus and obligations of Employers/Business to ensure that personal and personnel information is adequately protected and confidential. Of the most onerous of these is of course the (POPI) Act! This Act hold non-compliant…

REPORT ON A MEETING WITH FINANCE MINISTER PRAVIN GORDHAN

29 March 2016 Published with compliments: SEIFSA Report Compiled By: Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, CEO On Tuesday, 29 March 2016, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) informed its constituency, on an urgent basis, about a meeting that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would have with the BUSA constituency at 10am on Thursday, 31 March. The invitation was extended to the…

New CCMA Guidelines

In the matter: Chirwa v Transnet Ltd (Ref: 2009 (4) BALR 350) a dismissal was found to be “procedurally” unfair due to the bias of the presiding officer (Chairperson). The reason for this finding included; • Employer attempt to dismiss the accused (employee) regardless of consequences. • Employer assigned the role of chairperson (presiding officer)…

Statement of Clarification – Repeal of Sector Codes

ISSUED BY: SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY The Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry issued a Government Notice No. 184 in the Government Gazette No.39703 on the 17th February 2016, to repeal the Construction and Chartered Accountancy (CA) Sector Codes.

Notice from MIBFA Marketing and Customer Care department

Information Circular As your company is a member of the Metal Industries Benefit Funds(Engineering Industries Pension Fund, Metal Industries Provident Fund, Permanent Disability Scheme, Sickpay Fund) please note the details of the consultant allocated to your area. Should you require any assistance with the fund matters, you may contact the consultant listed below who will…

Budget Speech 2016/2017 – Corporate tax changes

24 February 2016 Published with compliments: FirstRand Group The Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, offered a “simple message” today when confirming that South Africa “is strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges”. The Minister also confirmed that there will be “further engagement through the Parliamentary budget process”,…