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Construction Health & Safety Registration to be challenged in the High Court

Durban – The indirectly forced registration of health and safety practitioners in South Africa under the Construction Regulations, 2014 have been reported ad nauseam since 2013, and recently surfaced on Social media again. The registration process is now going to be tested for the first time, in a court of law. A Durban based HSE […]

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EXCEPTIONS: Labour Court takes strong exception to an Exception

EXCEPTIONS: Labour Court takes strong exception to an Exception The purpose of an Exception is to object to a defect in the opposing party’s pleadings. Typical exceptions are that the statement of claim is “vague and embarrassing” or that it “does not disclose a cause of action”.  The main case can’t proceed until the Exception […]

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5 Keys to Preventing Hand Injuries

Hand injuries can be especially traumatic. It strips away one’s ability to work and also the ability to perform activities of daily living. The two primary types of workplace hand injuries are traumatic events and overuse or repetitive-motion injuries. Amputations and other serious injuries typically occur because of a lack of experience or training. Current […]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR TURN THE SPOTLIGHT TO WORKERS DURING WORKERS’ MONTH

The Executive Management of the Department of Labour in the Free State together with officials of the Department will be commemorating this year’s Workers Month by visiting a number of workplaces in and around the province to interact with workers on matters of mutual importance. Coined workplace walk-abouts, these visits will see workers being given […]

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Emotions at Work: Half of Employees Admit to Losing Their Temper

Crying on the job is acceptable, according to 44 percent of CFOs surveyed by Accountemps. A survey the accounting firm conducted shows how emotions are perceived in the workplace. “We’re all human, and sometimes emotions can get the best of us,” said Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps, in a statement. “Workplace challenges are inevitable, […]