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In October 2021, the Compensation Commissioner in South Africa issued a 

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Global tech giants are increasing their presence in South Africa as the march towards cloud adoption gathers pace.

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Further education options have expanded dramatically over the past year in response to changed demands in the workplace. The good news is that employers now are heavily focused on hiring candidates with specific Information Technology-related skillsets, and that many of these skillsets can be developed in a relatively short period of time, even without a previous IT background, an education expert says.

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Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) comes into effect where an undertaking (or part thereof or a service) of any kind is transferred by one employer to another as a going concern. This forces the new entity to take over all the employees of the old undertaking. 

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Pre-pandemic, you were often the first to arrive in the office and the last to leave. But now, as an ambitious employee, how can you make the most out of the new, hybrid workweek and ensure your efforts advance your career?

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It is expected that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted. This is according to the Future of Jobs Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum.

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If you are a small Black-owned business in the clothing and textile, automotive or chemical industries, you are invited to enter the 2021 Business Accelerator Programme and put yourself in the running to win seed capital for your business. 

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.

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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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