New BEE regulations for South Africa’s ICT sector

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) published new draft employment equity regulations for the ICT sector. The draft aims to promote equity ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Persons and to promote Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)’, Icasa said. The group plans to introduce these changes through: The implementation of a revised ICT sector code; [...]

By |2020-02-19T06:31:24+00:00February 19th, 2020|news|0 Comments

The Ins And Outs Of Employment Equity

Employees Should Understand An alarming number of workers in South African do not learn about labour law, despite the fact that the laws are available to the public.  In a country where transformation has been high on agenda ever since 1998, overall corporate transformation is apparently only cheap talk with numerous South African employees crying [...]

By |2019-11-26T13:08:50+00:00December 22nd, 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

Labour Court Dismisses Claims Against Affirmative Action

An application that challenged the Employment Equity Act and affirmative action was dismissed by the Labour Court on Tuesday last week. The application to the court was submitted by Solidarity after the South African Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) released a report entitled 'Achieving substantive economic equality through a rights-based radical socio-economic transformation in South Africa'. [...]

By |2019-10-15T13:59:04+00:00October 15th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Gear up for 2020 HR policies

Employers should review and audit their human resources and labour relations policies and practices annually. This is especially true when there are amendments to labour laws as well as when significant case law that has passed through from the Courts. According to HR experts, over the past months, South Africa has had amendments to most [...]

By |2019-10-10T12:41:47+00:00October 10th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Take advantage of learnerships and boost your BEE scorecard.

Skills development continues to play a pivotal role in the country’s economy amidst the Stats SA’s report revealed in February, stating that overall employment in South Africa had increased by 1, 5 % in the fourth quarter of 2016 with about 235 000 jobs created. Fundamentally, skills development remains South Africa’s much-needed remedy in order [...]

By |2019-10-09T07:05:50+00:00October 9th, 2019|news|0 Comments

The BBBEE codes 8 objectives

The objectives of the Act are to facilitate and promote broad-based black economic empowerment by: “Achieving a substantial change in the racial composition of ownership and management structures and in the skilled occupations of existing and new enterprises”. Substantial meaning a considerable or significant importance to how companies align their ownership meaning “state or fact [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|news|0 Comments

EWSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW 2018/2019

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998) as amended; to advance skills levels in accordance with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III. The SETA Grant Regulations (2012), as amended, prescribe that 80% of discretionary grant must be allocated to Professional, [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00August 28th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Enterprise Development Programmes for Black Entrepreneurs

As small businesses in South Africa are recognised as a driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs, enterprise development programmes offered by government and corporates offer black entrepreneurs the opportunity to find support and training to further develop their small businesses. Businesses serve a critical role in driving more inclusive and sustainable development. [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments

The Impact of Enterprise Development in South Africa

Enterprise development is defined as the act of investing time and capital in helping people establish, expand or improve businesses. Enterprise development helps people to earn a living; it helps them out of poverty; and it leads to long-term economic growth for themselves, their families and their communities. Not only is enterprise development one of [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments