What is the status of a traditional healer's medical certificate produced by an employee claiming sick leave? It is clear that section 23(2) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act excludes traditional healers until such time as their practices are regulated through a statutory professional council.
The "specialist nature" of the Scorpions might well be retained, wherever the unit is finally located, President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday. He said the government remained firmly committed to ensuring South Africa's capacity to fight organised crime was enhanced, not reduced.
The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Bill for which it was specially called back from holiday. The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill was passed without debate, but with parties giving a three-minute explanation of their vote. The Bill passed by 266 votes to 52, with 12 abstentions.