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Whether the dismissal of an employee who attended work whilst awaiting a Covid-19 test result, who continued to report to work after the Covid-19 test result came back positive and who failed to follow health and safety protocols in the workplace, was fair.


There is no doubt it – these are challenging times for employers and employees alike. The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be felt for some years to come and in the meantime, businesses have to do everything they can to keep operating and help keep the struggling economy going. This is why a development like the Compensation Fund for those who suffer COVID-19-related side effects makes all the difference.


The employment relationship involves two parties - the employer and the employee - and accordingly there are three possible ways in which this relationship can end, or terminate. 


One of the major legacies of the pandemic is an expectation by workers that they will be allowed to work remotely more often, according to a new study Decoding Global Ways of Working by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, including local partner organisation CareerJunction, which included almost 209,000 participants in 190 countries and 1,421 in South Africa. It’s the second in a series of publications that BCG and The Network are releasing about the pandemic’s impact on worker preferences and expectations.


Thousands of jobs have been created through skills development programmes, offering many young people full-time employment contracts. 


The validity of visas that expired during the lockdown has been extended. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released a gazette explaining the extension. 


While many institutions grappled in 2020 with a sudden and dramatic shift to online learning, technology mediated learning is in Boston’s DNA.


The announcement of Level 1 has given some industries the chance to function again, but the events industry is still struggling. 


You can expect to pay more for alcohol and tobacco, as government has decided to increase the excise duties on these products.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has launched a new online system which will make applying for a UIF compliance certificate easier.


The National School of Government has rolled out the start of a five day Basic Project Management course for public sector employees living with disabilities. The course is part of Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM).

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