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Legislative action taken against unemployment – The Employment Services Act

The Employment Services Act was assented to by the President on 3 April 2014, is aimed at addressing the gross unemployment levels in South Africa.  The new act aims to repeal all the employment services provisions contained in the Skills Development Act (1998) and to provide for a range of measures to promote employment and […]

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Restraint of Trade Agreements

A restraint of trade was defined in the matter of Petrofina (Great Britain) Ltd v Martin 1965 (2) All ER 176, by the judge as being “a contract in which one party (the employee) agrees with another party (the employer) to limit or restrict his future freedom to trade with another external party, who was […]

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An update in terms of the Employment Equity Amendment Act 47 of 2013

The Employment Equity Amendment Act 47 of 2013 (“the Amendment Act”) was published in government gazette number 37871 on 16 January 2014, by President Jacob Zuma. The Regulations to the Amendment Act came into operation on Friday 1 August 2014.

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Fixed term contracts

There are many well established aspects of fixed term employment contracts that make them a very useful tool for employers. For example, it is acceptable for companies to appoint a person on a fixed-term basis if there is a good operational reason to do so. The fixed term terminates on the expiry date without the […]

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