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October 7 strike: ‘Lukewarm’ action amid Covid-19 crisis?

After months of little action, the planned nationwide stayaway may not be an impressive show of force by the trade union movement

Covid-19: ‘Unemployment benefits will not be extended to the informal sector’

Almost three million workers are not covered by measures implemented by the department of employment and labour to lessen the economic effects of the coronavirus

‘Worker safety nets inadequate’

With large-scale job losses on the horizon here and around the world, the Covid- 19 pandemic has put the vulnerability of workers in sharp focus

Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac

Lisa Seftel started out in the labour movement before she took up positions in government. Now, as the head of Nedlac, she has to create a space where both sides can meet to discuss and debate important policy issues

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

‘Closed shop’ Nedlac grilled again

Critics are asking if the council, which debates social and economic policies, is fit for purpose

SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will

The need for electricity is so dire that there are suggestions for power station ships be brought into South African ports and plugged into the grid

Businesses expected to agree to publish pay ratios at Jobs Summit

Businesses are already required to report income differentials under the Employment Equity Act

Numsa marches for jobs to Nedlac

About 2 000 Numsa members marched for jobs on the National Economic Development and Labour Council premises in Rosebank.

Nedlac chief calls for consensus to aid growth

Nedlac head Alistair Smith says business, labour, government and civil society need to work together in order to curb unemployment and growth issues.

‘Rushed’ labour Bills under fire

Business has claimed that "irrational" labour Bills were passed before a final Nedlac report and were not properly assessed by stakeholders.

Beware Cosatu’s strike, employers told

Employers have been urged to make contingency plans ahead of Cosatu's planned nationwide strike over labour brokers and new tolls in Gauteng.

Labour-law review looks at brokers

Negotiations on the review of South Africa's labour legislation reached an advanced stage.

‘Don’t use the strikes to further your agenda’

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on unions to focus on the issues and not use strikes to further the call for a ban on labour brokers.

Nationwide bus strike called off

A bus strike planned for Monday has been cancelled after industry employees accepted their employers' offer.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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