Ministers, deputy ministers and parliamentarians will be pleased after President Cyril Ramphosa accepted recommendations which will result in an increase in their remuneration. However, the move has not been well received.
A Constitutional Court decision which absolved the government from honouring a multi-year public sector wage increase was taken on the chin by unions and workers alike. However, the fight for increases has just begun with a 10% increase being demanded.
In 2021 the Health Department reported 132 000 deliveries by young girls between ages of 10 and 19. Pregnancy amongst school learners often leads to many teenage girls not completing matric.
Of every three learners who fall pregnant, only two will return to school. Here’s how the Department of Basic Education (DBE) plans to deal with this crisis.
The Constitutional Court's dismissal, in late February 2022, of the public service unions' appeal over the 2018 wage agreement with the South African government marks the end of a long legal battle that began in 2018.
A tough next round of wage negotiations has been set up after public sector unions lost a court bid that will see their members lose out on the third year increases of the collective wage agreement reached in 2018.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will look to educate and support learners on issues related to teenage pregnancy in South Africa.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will launch a policy relating to the prevention and management of learner pregnancy in school.
A new law around reporting pregnancy of girls under the age of 16-years-old is not enough if no action is taken against the perpetrators.
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