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Employers using all tricks to circumvent labour laws – CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has called on the Department of Labour inspectorate to join forces to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberate circumventing of the labour laws. CCMA Legal Researcher: Office of the Director, Wilbur van Niekerk said there was a growing trend used by employers of using every… […]

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SAIOSH Members may harm the already fragile consulting industry.

In a recent article on Sheqafrica.com, it was reported that the Department of Labour requested SAIOSH members to report unsafe conditions and acts to them. This route is filled with dangers in itself and it is doubtful that it was initiated by the DOL. The information of the employer is protected under Section 36 of […]
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Sheqafrica.com appoints new Editor tasked with Transformation

Africa Media, one of the two owners of Sheqafrica.com and other online magazines, have appointed Jessica van Zyl as its new Editor-in-Chief effective from 4 March 2019. Jessica studied Journalism at Howard College in KZN and brings 12 years of experience to the scene. In addition, she also holds a NEBOSH IGC and a few […]
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Labour Law in a Nutshell February 2019

STRIKE FOR STRESS: Why are workers still willing to go on strike when the odds of scoring real financial gains are stacked against them?   The annual wage negotiations and “strike season” will unfold again in the next few weeks. It’s generally understood that the main reasons workers go on strike are to secure better […]

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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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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, […]

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VR App Promotes Commercial Drivers' Awareness of Blind Spots

VR App Promotes Commercial Drivers’ Awareness of Blind Spots In addition to mirror adjustment, the app’s scenarios include identifying vehicles in blind spots, joining a motorway from a slip road, overtaking, and tailgating. These scenarios are offered for both left- and right-hand drive vehicles. Apr 30, 2018 Highways England, which operates, maintains, and improves England’s […]