What is ubuntu?

What is ubuntu?

The concept of ubuntu originates from Africa which includes the essential human virtues such as compassion and humanity. The essence of which is the ability of being human and valuing the good of the community above self-interest. Did you know however, that ubuntu is also a legal principle? In the legal context, as per Kroeze, […]

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What happens when someone contracts COVID-19 while at work?

What happens when someone contracts COVID-19 while at work?

On 23 March a new directive was released by the government on the compensation of workers who would contract the Corona Virus in their line of duty. This directive declared the Corona Virus to be an occupational disease if an employee contracts it or it arises, in the course of their work and can now […]

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An employee’s expectation of security

An employee’s expectation of security

The basis of employee-employer relationship is the employment contract. The fundamental principle of this contract is: The employer’s expectation that the employee performs their duties; and The employee’s expectation of remuneration in exchange for such performance. It is thus fair that an employee expects security from the employer for as long as their able to […]

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market in South Africa

Lockdown Level 4 – Here is what you need to know to be compliant

What does this mean for Employers Your company must conduct a workplace plan prior to opening for business. This workplace plan must include a risk assessment and what steps the company will take to ensure compliance with the additional regulations and requirements during this time. Employers will be held to account on the regulations, although […]

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market in South Africa

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market in South Africa

Many industries are experiencing mass job cuts, with no prospects of increasing their contribution to the economy or the labour market. Unemployment will rise sharply, and this will impact jobs in both the private and public sectors. Employers may realise that they can run their businesses on a much smaller labour force; and employers are […]

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What is an SMME?

SME Assistance During COVID-19

What is an SMME? According to the National Small Business Act, there are three categories of small businesses. Their characteristics can be summarised as follows: Micro enterprise Small enterprise Medium enterprise Number of employees 1 – 5 employees < 100 employees Up to 200 employees Annual Turnover < R0.15 million < R10 million < R20 […]

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