Gauteng appoints Rapid Land Release task team
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a five-person team of MECs and Mayors who will help the provincial government to develop a plan for Rapid Land Release. The team includes MEC Uhuru Moiloa (Convenor), MEC Jacob Mamabolo, MEC Lebogang Maile, Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina and Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga.... Read more
Land reform to be aligned to economic growth
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s land reform policy will be implemented in such a manner that it will bolster economic growth and create jobs without negatively impacting on agricultural productivity. The President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Opposition leader Mmusi... Read more
Low overturn rate does not necessarily mean insurer excellence
The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has today released its Annual Report on Operations for 2017. Key highlights for the year are that 9 962 complaints were resolved in an average turn-around time of 131 days with an amount of R87 101 354 recovered for consumers. The 2017 statistics demonstrate considerable progress when compared... Read more
Minimum wage bill before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
The Department of Labour says the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill and supporting Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Bills are currently before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour, for consideration. The department is dedicating the month of May (Workers Month) to the National Minimum Wage, which is... Read more
6.6 million workers to benefit from National Minimum wage
More than six million workers are expected to benefit from the National Minimum Wage when it is introduced, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Speaking during an interview with the Government Communications (GCIS) in Tshwane on Monday, Minister Oliphant said through the Ministerial Sectoral Determinations, there are 4.5 million workers... Read more
Electronic SA VISA applications to curb fake permits
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will this year introduce an electronic VISA application system in order to curb fraudulent permits from foreign nationals. The Minister said this when Ministers in the Peace and Security Cluster fielded oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday.... Read more
Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions
The Reserve Bank on Friday announced that it has imposed administrative sanctions on five foreign exchange dealers. “The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on five authorised dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLAs),” the bank said in a statement. The administrative sanctions were imposed... Read more
Government rebukes BEE non-compliance
Government will crack down on those who circumvent black economic empowerment legislation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s conference in Midrand, Minister Davies said government is aware of the complicated practices companies engaged in to avoid complying with the... Read more
Minimum wage roadshows set to resume
The Department of Labour will embark on another national series of roadshows on the National Minimum Wage (NMW), this time focusing on the bill exemption process with employers’ across the country. The bill, which is set to pave way for the NMW in South Africa, is currently in Parliament... Read more
Land expropriation must follow the law
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that land expropriation without compensation must be done within the confines of the law. “When we talk about the return of the land to our people, we have got to do everything in an orderly way, in terms of our laws, in terms of... Read more