Claiming back Skills Development Levies

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. You know your staff need to be up-skilled, but neither you, nor your overworked HR manager have the time or energy to figure out what SDLs [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Why Skills Development Matters in SA

The development of your staff is very important in business, mainly because they are the driving force in moving your business forward. Regular skills development is essential in ensuring ongoing business development. There are a number of important reasons why skills development training can be beneficial to the business and should therefore be made a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR)

The WSP and ATR submission deadline was on the 31st of March 2018. Preparing and submitting these documents can be very time-consuming, confusing and stressful. What is a Workplace Skills Plan? The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Countdown to Employment Equity Submissions

The Department of Labour (DOL) takes non-compliance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act and shows that they will not hesitate to bring the maximum penalty against defaulters. If you are a designated employer, you have only 2 months to prepare for your Employment Equity Report submissions. Designated employers are those that either have [...]

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

Employment Equity and BBBEE

  In South Africa, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE, or BEE as it is more commonly known) is a complex system of rules and guidelines designed to effect socio-economic transformation by levelling the playing field for people of all races. While the major legislation involved is the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No.53 of 2003 [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:26+00:00July 16th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Employment Equity in the Workplace

WHY THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT South Africa has a legacy of discrimination in relation to race, gender and disability that has denied access to opportunities for education, employment, promotion and wealth creation to the majority of South Africans. The Employment Equity Act was passed to address this legacy and has two main objectives— to ensure [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:26+00:00July 11th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Workplace skills planning and training

Now that your Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is ready, how do you manage and implement it proactively? Developing a training schedule or workplace skills plan (WSP) each year to coordinate and direct the implementation of skills development interventions, is therefore of utmost importance for each organisation’s strategic goals when it comes to identifying proper skills [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:27+00:00July 9th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Importance of Legislative charts in the workplace

Legal posters or wall charts are usually a summary of a prescribed legislation. They should be displayed where it could be seen by all employees in order to create an awareness of legislation. There are various wall charts available like the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity, The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Skills [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:27+00:00June 22nd, 2018|news|0 Comments