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

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

Activities to do on Mandela Day

The United Nations officially declared 18 July, the day of Mandela’s birth, as International Nelson Mandela Day. It is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. People [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:27+00:00July 5th, 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

The purpose of the Skills Development Act

The purposes of the Skills Development Act are: To develop the skills of the South African workforce- To improve the quality of life of workers, their prospects of work and labour mobility; To improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of employers; To promote self-employment; and To improve the delivery of social services; To [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:48+00:00June 12th, 2018|news|0 Comments

The impact GDPR has on businesses in South Africa

Businesses operating in South Africa are currently facing the imminence of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI). POPI will come into effect in its entirety, by presidential proclamation, on a date which is still to be determined. POPI’s objectives are to regulate the processing of personal information and data protection in [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:48+00:00May 22nd, 2018|news|0 Comments

Opportunities for those living with disabilities

People with disabilities in South Africa continue to struggle for recognition of their rights more than two years after the government drafted a White Paper to introduce such a law, according to campaigners who met in Pretoria last week. In the absence of this legislation, people with disabilities are largely left to rely on a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:59+00:00May 4th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Unpacking Employment Equity

Today we unpack what Employment Equity is and what the Department of Labour expects from Companies and employers in complying with the Employment Equity Act. Wondering whether the Employment Equity Act applies to you? Confused about how to implement employment equity in your company? Concerned about how to classify your employees in racial terms? Read [...]

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

SA Home Loans strengthening entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneur Nonku Ntshona, addressed entrepreneurs who are participating in the Sekela Development Programme. Run by SA Home Loans, the event was held at their La Lucia head office in KZN. Guest speaker Ntshona was addressing 40 entrepreneurs in the first 2018 Master class of the Programme attended by a mix of new entrants and [...]

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