Author: Khumo Kodisang

Mandatory vaccination: What has the new Code of Practice changed?

25 March 2022 Courtesy of ENS Africa On 15 March 2022, the Department of Employment and Labour issued a Code of Practice on managing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace (the “New Code”). The New Code is to take effect on the date that the Declaration of a National State of Disaster lapses. On the…

LUCIO TRENTINI: Metals and engineering sector needs the state to wake up

8 February 2022 By: Lucio Trentini To view the original article in Business Day please click here SA businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation. A shrinking domestic market, declining production, weak production sales, a smaller contribution to…

Is there a need for TES in SA’s construction industry?

8 February 2022 Press Release: TESD Focus Area: Southern Africa Is there a need for TES in SA’s construction industry? It is without a doubt that many industries have taken a serious knock during the pandemic. Those involved in South Africa’s construction industry had their hands tied, especially at the onset of the pandemic when…

If it happened to them, it could happen to you – Lessons from the Information Regulator

February 2022 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 446 A business’ operations can be brought to a standstill if it experiences a data breach – a reality which is becoming more and more familiar. Section 22 of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) requires responsible parties to notify both the Information Regulator and the…

MEIBC Circulars

8 December 2021 Please see MEIBC Circulars below for more information: Industry Circualr No.2021-06 Annual Shutdown Circular – Seifsa Affiliated Organisations and 5 Trade Unions Industry Circular No.2021-08 Dealing with the July Unrest  

Guidelines of an Employer Makes Vaccination Mandatory

November 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 445 1. These guidelines are intended to guide employers, employer organisations, employees, trade unions, conciliators, arbitrators and the courts in determining the fairness of a mandatory vaccination policy and its implementation. 2. These guidelines deal with the key aspects of a policy requiring mandatory vaccination in the workplace. The guidelines…

Why Temporary Service Providers choose the TESD

29 October 2021 South Africa’s latest unemployment statistics compared to 2020’s second quarter show that unemployment has increased by 52.1%—from 2.2 million to 6.5 million people. Specifically the youth unemployment rate which reached 46,3% (people aged 15-34 years) in 2021’s first quarter is worrisome. These figures highlight the important role that Temporary Employment Service (TES)…