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Spotlight on SME recruitment trends in South Africa

SMEs play a crucial role in most economies, and South Africa is no exception. They are also important contributors to job creation and global economic development. According to the World Bank Group SMEs represent about 90% of businesses worldwide, while the International Finance Corporation revealed that roughly 50% to 60% of South Africa’s workforce finds employment within SMEs.

An employer of record – a great way to retain key...

A key focus of any human resources (HR) department is retaining key skills. A big part of this involves building an appealing and enabling company culture that attracts top people and keeps them in the organisation.

2020 ushers in new importance for HR and payroll data

This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business. This is according to Ian McAlister, general manager of CRS Technologies.

Property-sector transformation: the road is long, but clear

Property, and the ownership of land, is an emotive topic in South Africa. While progress towards redressing inequality in land ownership and the property sector could be far quicker, the good news is that we know where we stand, and property offers unique prospects for achieving real social change. 

Traversing the labour law jungle

The untrained layperson cannot be expected to travel through the jungle of labour case law without a guide who has a solid labour law track record. The question is, how do you distinguish a true labour law expert from one who will lead you astray? 

Becoming a BEE compliant business

The BEE scorecard encourages businesses to push for economic growth, specifically focusing on people of colour in South Africa. It is based on the concept of offering incentives through additional business. Economic growth begins with skills development involving training and hands on development through employment equity and the development of new business.

Mining Charter III threatens livelihood of alluvial diamond mining industry

Mining Charter III (MCIII) heaps more pain on South Africa’s alluvial diamond producers who already face enormous cost burdens and high risks. This previously productive and successful small or junior diamond mining industry consists of just 180 remaining entrepreneurial mining operators employing around 5,000 people at an annual salary bill of R550 million.

Road to EE compliance is paved with dubious intentions!

Roxanne Da Mata Goncalves | Director | Strata-G Labour Solutions | | | Is the failure by 72 JSE listed companies to comply with the provisions laid out in the Employment Equity Act (EE) a blatant lack of respect, as Deputy Minister of Labour Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa posits, or is it more complex than that? Non-compliance Legislation focuses on two requirements when establishing whether a business is required to report on employment equity or not: the first is the...

2017 Revised Mining Charter: Will women’s voices be heard or silenced?

Dr Martin Kaggwa | Executive Research Director | Sam Tambani Research Institute | | | The 2017 Revised Mining Charter has created animosity between...

Offering a Resigning Employee a Raise Risky?

Picture this: one of your valued employees resigns at a time when it will be difficult and expensive to replace her. You offer her...


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