Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to South Africa as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

South Africa: Court bid by labour union Solidarity to end state of disaster

The Gauteng High Court will rule on 20th April 2022 whether the government is justified in maintaining its “state of disaster” …

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South Africa: Huawei under pressure for more local jobs in South African court action

An out of court settlement has been reached with the Chinese tech giant Huawei concerning its infringement of employment quota laws …

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South Africa: National Labour Migration Policy released for public comment

Proposed new employment quotas for foreign workers have been published for comment …

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South Africa: Conflict of interest

The Labour Appeals Court has confirmed a Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) Commission conflict of interest decision …

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South Africa: Bogus inspectors on a rise in Merafong

A warning has been issued to employers by the Department of Employment and Labour concerning the appearance of bogus labour inspectors issuing fines …

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South Africa: Critical skills list 2022

Employees who currently hold a Critical Skills Work Visa no longer on the newly updated Critical Skills List, may be unable to renew their visa …

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South Africa: National minimum wage increases (2022)

With effect from 1st March 2022, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked will be increased from R21 …

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South Africa: Government plans employment quotas for foreign nationals

A rising unemployment level is leading the government to draw up legislation that will introduce quotas for foreign workers …

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South Africa: Curbing abuse ETI

An amendment to the Employment Tax Incentives (ETI) Act has been made to stop the use of sham employment to claim for support under the scheme …

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South Africa: Government to introduce stricter BEE rules for South African businesses in 2022

A totally new approach is set to be followed later this year concerning national equity plans …

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South Africa: Secondary strikes – the Constitutional Court provides some clarity

The Constitutional Court has pronounced on the thorny issue of how far union members taking part in a secondary strike are protected under S66 (2) of the Labour Relations Act …

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South Africa: Cosatu affiliates Limusa, NUM merge

Union mergers have brought representation within the mining and metals industry together …

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South Africa: Leaky border

A rapid rise is taking place in the country’s population because of uncontrolled immigration along its borders with the rest of Africa …

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South Africa: Government to clamp down on foreign drivers

Foreign professional drivers are likely to be banned …

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South Africa: Overtime and working from home laws

The legal position of professional and managerial employees has put them under greater pressure during the lockdown …

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