Employment Equity Regulations – What you need to know

To the CEO and HR or EE Managers Please read below and reply “BOOKING” should you like to book. Note that the Employment Equity Regulations has changed as per the Government Gazette, 8 August 2019. You will need to familiarise yourself with the changes before you submit your EE reports between today and 15 January [...]

By |2019-11-26T13:07:44+00:00December 21st, 2019|news|0 Comments

Learnerships should be a priority

With South Africa’s unemployment rate at an all-time high, learnerships are necessary to help build a competent workforce as well as the key to boosting an organisation’s B-BBEE levels in the process. According to Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn, a learning solutions-based business and the leader in next generation learning for business in the country, [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:59:55+00:00December 20th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Be part of the solution

Unemployment in South Africa has risen close to the 30% mark. In a country of approximately 58 million people that means almost 17,4 million people are unemployed. That by any standard is not acceptable. Eskilz College an accredited private college in partnership with Sizanani a registered NPO have through its 17 years of successfully implementing [...]

By |2019-11-20T12:45:27+00:00December 20th, 2019|news|0 Comments

How companies utilise learnerships effectively

According to Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn, companies that are obliged by law to contribute to the country's Skills Development Fund (SDF) through paying the mandatory skills development levy will find a number of important benefits if they include learnerships in their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP). A learnership is a work-based learning programme directly [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:59:00+00:00December 19th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Learnership initiatives are good for business

In November, South Africa’s unemployment rate reached a 12-year high of 27.1 percent. Although this figure has since dropped to 26.5 percent (92000 people have found employment), South African unemployment ranks as one of the highest in the world. Unemployment is driven mainly by our skills crisis. Programmes, such as corporate learnerships, that build skills [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:57:19+00:00December 18th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Pressure as 2020 EE Reports Deadline Looms

Employment Equity (EE) report submissions are now open and will run from 01 September 2019 to 15 January 2020. Failure to comply will see fines ranging from 2 – 10% of a company’s turnover. This mandatory submission is relevant to all companies with a headcount of 50 employees or more and to those with an [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:56:31+00:00December 17th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Government given six months to fix unconstitutional employment equity laws

Labour minister Mildred Oliphant has indicated that she will ‘engage’ with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after the institution found that the country’s affirmative action and employment equity policies were unconstitutional. Speaking at the opening of the annual Nedlac conference on Friday (14 September), Oliphant noted that the SAHRC had made various recommendations on [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:19:39+00:00December 16th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Employment Equity Act is not unconstitutional

The letter by Michael Bagraim MP, "Employment equity an iniquity" (November 13) refers.He writes that the “Human Rights Commission has found that equity policies are unconstitutional”. The facts about this widely publicised stance expressed in the 2018 Equality Report of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) have been vehemently challenged by the department of labour [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:18:27+00:00December 15th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Do you have the right to recline your airline airplane seat? No, and here’s why

Stop reclining your airplane seat. Two domestic airlines already limit your ability to lean back in economy class. Even if the airline doesn't make the decision for you, it's the polite thing to do. And, most important, it's the right thing to do. "Seat reclining is one of the most irritating, inconvenient, self-indulgent habits," says [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:14:11+00:00December 14th, 2019|news|0 Comments