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Called to become a sangoma

Called to become a sangoma? Can you take time off work to become a sangoma? South Africa is a nation rich in diverse cultures and religions, and certain beliefs and practices are deeply ingrained in the lives of those who adhere to them. Indeed, our constitution explicitly acknowledges the country’s multiplicity of cultural and traditional...

Disconnecting after work

Disconnecting after work – an employee’s right or an employer’s responsibility? In the modern world of work, the lines between personal and professional time are becoming increasingly blurred. With the rise of mobile devices and remote work, many employees find themselves constantly connected to their work, even after working hours. This phenomenon is particularly prevalent...

FEBRUARY 2023 – SOUTH AFRICA BCEA EARNINGS THRESHOLD It is important that employers note the following:BCEA earnings threshold increase The Minister of Employment and Labour has, in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) earnings threshold, revised the rate from R224 080.48 to R241 110.59 pa, effective from 1 March 2023. Government Gazette...

Mandatory paternity leave

Understanding mandatory paternity leave Currently, legislation allows for unpaid leave for fathers and organisations can implement their own paternity policies as long as they don’t contradict the law The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) stipulates that an employee is entitled to ten consecutive days of parental leave, regardless of their gender. The regulation, implemented...

Company sabbaticals

Company sabbaticals – a right or a privilege? While the Basic Conditions of Employment Act stipulates four types of regulated leave to which employees are entitled – annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave and parental leave – employers may choose to offer their staff various other forms of leave which are not governed by...

working world of WhatsApp

The working world of WhatsApp, and why you should worry  WhatsApp is so handy, so useful. You can quickly sort out problems and manage people from afar. You can also create problems and tear people apart.  There have been plenty of stories around how employees have misbehaved on social media. How photos of them on...

FEBRUARY 2022 – SOUTH AFRICA BCEA EARNINGS THRESHOLD It is important that employers note the following: BCEA earnings threshold increase The Minister of Employment and Labour has, in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) earnings threshold, revised the rate from R211 596.30 to R224 080.48 pa, effective 1 March 2022. Government Gazette...

PayCurve partner for employee wellbeing

CRS is now a PayCurve partner for employee wellbeing CRS Technologies has partnered with financial technology platform PayCurve to provide corporate customers with the means to drive employee financial and emotional wellbeing by providing staff with flexible access to a portion of their earned salaries at any time during the month. “We have encountered several companies...

Sick note controversy: Fraud or ill health

What does the sick note controversy entail? Employers and employees have rights when it comes to sick leave, but fraudulent sick notes are a rising problem In the wake of Jacob Zuma’s alleged medical certificate presented to court in January 2020, there has been widening controversy around these documents and their validity in the South African workplace. For companies...

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