Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour hosts Fifth Global Conference on Elimination of Child Labour, 16 to 20 May

South Africa gears to host Fifth Global conference on the elimination of child labour

The countdown towards South Africa hosting an international child labour conference has begun – this is part of an effort to upscale action to end child labour. During the week of 16 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa will host the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour on compliance with labour laws

Any violence in seeking to identify areas of noncompliance with the law is counterproductive to the principle of labour market stability and labour peace

The principle of fair labour practice is a fundamental right that is enshrined and guaranteed in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa which is the supreme law of the land. Furthermore, the Labour Relations Act of 1995; and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 give effect…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour on deadline to submit employment equity reports

The submission of annual equity plans is prescribed in accordance with the Employment Equity Act

Deadline to submit employment equity reports draws nigh The deadline for employers to submit their annual 2021 employment equity (EE) reports is 15 January 2022.  The submission of annual equity plans is prescribed in accordance with the Employment Equity Act. The reporting window opened on 1 September 2021 for both…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Minister Thulas Nxesi submits International Labour Organization convention to deal with violence and harassment in workplace

Minister Nxesi said the documents have been endorsed by the SA government and the instruments will now be submitted for ratification with the Director-General of the International Labour Office of the ILO

South Africa’s Employment and Labour Minister T.W Nxesi today officially handed over SA’s documents for registration and ratification with the International Labour Organization (ILO’s) convention dealing with violence and harassment in the workplace.  Minister Nxesi said the documents have been endorsed by the SA government and the instruments will now…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour closes government building due to safety issues

Inspectors close government building at a brink of collapse

A building housing various government departments in Mokopane was closed down by the Department of Employment and Labour Inspectors on Wednesday 24 November as it posed immediate dangers to employees. The building is owned by the Department of Public Works and employees had raised a complaint in October 2021 with…