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Understanding Employment Equity and the Dis-Chem fiasco
October 20, 2022
The purpose of this article is to provide the public with some perspective as to the challenges companies in South Africa face in complying with Employment Equity laws.
 
Tips to ensure that Employment Equity reporting is accurate and aligned to B-BBEE claim information during verification
October 18, 2022
The deadline for submission of the Employment Equity Report is usually 15 January each year. President Ramaphosa has signed the Employment Equity Amendment Act (Act 4 of 2022) into law but is yet to determine the effective commencement date.
 
Measuring the level of acceptance and dealing with foul language in the workplace
October 11, 2022
More often than not, working environments have become places where the use of foul language and derogatory remarks is tolerated; however, what happens when the line is really crossed, or when the victim no longer finds humour in the utterances or takes serious offence?
 
Is the Sale of an Asset a viable alternative to Traditional Share Transactions?
October 04, 2022
In terms of Statement 102 of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, a Measured Entity may sell an operational asset or a separate business that is related to the seller to a BEE Party in order to claim points on the ownership element of the scorecard although the BEE Party does not own a portion of the seller’s primary operation.
 
Zero-tolerance policies: not just an easy fix
September 30, 2022
A common perception in the workplace is that a zero-tolerance policy may be implemented for any form of transgression and that dismissal is imminent and automatic if said policy is ever breached. It has become customary practice for employers to implement zero-tolerance policies in the hope of a quick fix for the specific transgressions that occur.
 
Does a person of Chinese descent born post 1994 qualify for recognition in terms of the B-BBEE Act?
September 05, 2022
In an attempt to create a more equitable society within a democratic South Africa, various pieces of legislation have been drafted since 1994 to redress the inequalities of the past. The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (“B-BBEE Act”) were the two key pieces of legislation to promote economic equality.
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