Channel Chat – BBBEE

Dear valued Client For your perusal, the following refers: THE QUESTION ABOUT THE END OF BBBEE INEVITABLY COMES UP BUT: RAMAPHOSA SAYS BEE POLICIES WILL NOT BE SCRAPPED President Ramaphosa has defended BBBEE policies, adding that they will not be scrapped. Ramaphosa also dismissed claims that the BEE policies were discriminatory, and that government will…

Channel Chat – GOVERNMENT CANNOT REJECT TENDER APPLICATIONS PURELY ON RACE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL

State-owned companies cannot disqualify prospective suppliers who are not majority black-owned without first considering the price and proposition of the tender, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on 02 November 2020. Preferential Procurement regulations allow organs of state to disqualify tenders in advance, simply because a company was not 51 (Fifty-one) % black-owned, for example.…

Vacancy: Forklift and Reach Truck Driver (Durban, KZN)

Introduction One of our Clients, a leader in the Manufacturing Industry, is recruiting for a FORKLIFT AND REACH TRUCK DRIVER to join their team in Durban. This is a temporary position. Duties & Responsibilities Unload materials and merchandise from incoming vehicles and stack them to assigned places Locate and move stock of products to pallets or…

Channel Chat – RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE”

RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE” Employers do not have free rein to retrench employees who refuse alternative terms and conditions of employment. Only where there is a genuine operational requirement for the retrenchment will such retrenchment not be automatically unfair. Yesterday the Constitutional Court ruled…

Channel Chat – TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST- SEPTEMBER ARE OPEN

TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST 2020- SEPTEMBER 2020 ARE OPEN TERS applications for the period of 16 August 2020 to 15 September 2020 are open: https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/ This period’s benefit is limited to employees of employers: Are not permitted to operate either fully or partially operate due to lockdown regulations; and or Cannot implement special measures for vulnerable…

Channel Chat – NEW COVID-19 WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS (Deadline: 21 October 2020)

Additional (COVID-19) obligations on employers have been issued by the Employment and Labour Minister. These all become effective on 21 October 2020. REFUSAL TO WORK DUE TO EXPOSURE TO (COVID-19) An employee can refuse to work if, with reasonable justification, he or she, or a health and safety representative believes there is an imminent and…