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As South Africa faces a lifting of some restrictions following the country’s move to lockdown Level 2, the impact of Covid on workplaces will remain for some time, and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, regardless of the progress of the pandemic, an expert says.

Looming Teacher Shortage

Vuyiseka Mboxela, the Eastern Cape provincial education spokesperson says the number of teacher vacancies reported by the Democratic Alliance (DA) is inflated.

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Employees do not ordinarily have an automatic entitlement to a pay increase or to advancement up the corporate ladder. However, the Labour Relations Act (LRA) does allow employees who have been passed over for promotion to lodge an unfair labour practice dispute at the relevant bargaining council. Should the industry in question have no bargaining council the employee may lodge the dispute at the CCMA.

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Carrying a weapon during a strike action at your work premises could potentially be a fireable offence. A recent court case, Pailpac (Pty) Ltd v De Beer N.O and Others, confirmed that employees can be dismissed for having dangerous weapons during a strike and on company property.

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Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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The CCMA’s policy guidelines for misconduct dismissal arbitrations that became effective in January 2012 increases the obligation on commissioners to conduct themselves properly when arbitrating such matters. 

The Department of Employment and Labour is set to conduct virtual Employment Equity workshops from 1 September.

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As we explain in our soft skills training course, “Business Skills for South African Women”, women bring something different to organisations.

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The employment of certain sex offenders is regulated under chapter 6 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (CLAA) and prohibits certain employers from hiring or continuing to employ sex offenders. For the purposes of this law “employers” are defined as those that employ staff who, directly or indirectly, deal with or come into contact with children or mentally disabled persons (MDP) in the course of their work.

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