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The Labour Relations Amendment Act will take effect on 1 January 2015

by Aadil Patel, 12 Dec
The Labour Relations Amendment Act will take effect on 1 January 2015


On 1 January 2015 the Labour Relations Amendment Act (No.6 of 2014) (LRAA) will take effect, with the exception of s37(c), and South African businesses will have to comply with the new obligations created in the Act. The LRAA signals a move by government to streamline the country’s labour environment and will require that South African businesses adjust the way they have traditionally employed and managed staff in their organisations.

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Jobs saved by Shoprite offer

by HR Pulse News Desk, 12 Dec
Jobs saved by Shoprite offer

Shoprite Holdings offer to take over for 217 stores from furniture retailer Ellerine Holdings saved an estimated 300 jobs.  The transaction, which includes the retailer’s Wetherlys outlets, will ensure that the remaining 308 employees post-merger are not retrenched.

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World first for SABPP: HR Standard Audit

by HR Pulse News Desk, 11 Dec
World first for SABPP: HR Standard Audit


In a ground-breaking first for The South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), Telesure Investment Holdings was the first company in South Africa to be audited against its new National Human Resource Management System Standard.

What does this all mean? It means the SABPP can now, through an integrated system model, confidently measure the effectiveness of an HR function as well as the competence of HR practitioners. Something unheard of until now.

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Employees are not assets

Employees are not assets

Rob Bothma,02 October
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard from organisations the following statement: "Our employees...
Trust may be the missing link in the South African education system

Trust may be the missing link in the South African education system

Prof. Jan Heystek,04 September
South Africa regularly finds itself languishing near the bottom of global basic education rankings....
How great HR professionals affect strategy success

How great HR professionals affect strategy success

Ingrid Ashwin,25 July
The balanced scorecard has been around for three decades or more and this methodology has evolved with...

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