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  1. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. 4 of 2014: Employment Services Act, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-09 | ZAF-2014-L-97069

    To provide for public employment services; to provide for the establishment of schemes to promote the employment of young work seekers and other vulnerable persons; to provide for schemes to assist employees in distressed companies to retain employment; to facilitate the employment of foreign nationals in a manner that is consistent with the objects of this Act and the Immigration Act, 2002; to provide for the registration and regulation of private employment agencies; to provide for the establishment of the Employment Services Board; to provide for the establishment of Productivity South Africa; to provide for the establishment of Supported Employment Enterprises; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  2. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2013/14 - 2015/16. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | ZAF-2013-M-94002

    The IPAP 2013/14-2015/16 is in its fifth iteration and covers the last full financial year in the term of the administration. The IPAP 2013/14-2015/16 is informed by the vision set out for South Africa's development provided by the National Development Plan (NDP). It is located in the framework provided by the programmatic approach of the New Growth Path (NGP) and is one of the key pillars of that document. The National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) adopted by Government in 2007 provides the more general industrial policy framework for IPAP and the blueprint for Government's collaborative engagement with its social partners from business, labour and civil society.

  3. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Medium Term Strategic Framework, 2009-2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07 | ZAF-2009-M-94001

    Sets out the strategic framework (MGSF) that is to guide government policy for the period 2009-2014. The Strategic objectives are to:
    - Halve poverty and unemployment by 2014
    - Ensure a more equitable distribution of the benefits of economic growth and reduce inequality
    - Improve the nation's health profile and skills base and ensure universal access to basic services
    - Improve the safety of citizens by reducing incidents of crime and corruption
    - Build a nation free of all forms of racism, sexism, tribalism and xenophobia

    The following priority areas are intended to give effect to the above goals:
    - more inclusive economic growth, decent work and sustainable livelihoods
    - economic and social infrastructure
    - rural development, food security and land reform
    - access to quality education
    - improved health care
    - the fight against crime and corruption
    - cohesive and sustainable communities
    - creation of a better Africa and a better world
    - sustainable resource management and use
    - a developmental state including improvement of public services.

  4. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Skills Development Amendment Act, 2003 (No. 31 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-11-14 | ZAF-2003-L-67197

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Skills Development Act 1998. Inter alia extends functions and changes composition of National Skills Authority; extends Minister's powers with respect to SETA's; and regulates private emoployment service agencies. Also amends Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996.

  5. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mental Health Care Act (17/2002): General Regulations (No. R. 233).

    Adoption: 2003-02-14 | ZAF-2003-R-64397

    Made under Mental Health Care Act, 2002. Comprehensive legislation on mental health care. Divided into 11 parts. Part 1 provides for quality standards and standards. Makes provision for coordination and implementation of mental health services, home visits, community care and some related matters. Part 2 regulates application for mental health care and assessment. Part 3 provides for appeals against decisions of head of health establishment. Part 4 deals with transfer and discharge; Part 5 with surgical procedures and medical or therapeutic treatment. Part 6 provides for maximum security facilities, Part 7 for records, Part 8 for observations, and Part 9 for authorisation and licensing. Part 10 deals with educational programmes, and Part 11 with care administration of property of mentally ill person or person with severe or profound intellectual disability.

  6. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Code of Good Practice on the Employment of People with Disabilities, 2002 (No. 1345). - Code on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-08-19 | ZAF-2002-M-62632

    Made under Employment Equity Act 1998. Provides guide for employers and employees on promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment for people with disabilities, as required by Employment Equity Act. Intended to help employers and employees understand their rights and obligations, promote certainty and reduce disputes to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy and exercise their rights at work. Divided into 17 parts. Part 1 contains foreword. Part 2 defines aims of code; Part 3 status of code. Part 4 sets forth legal framework; Part 5 definition of people with disabilities. Part 6 provides for accomodation of people with disabilities. Part 7 deals with recruitment and selection, Part 8 with medical and psychological testing, Part 9 with placement, Part 10 with training and career advancement, Part 11 with retraining of people with disabilities, Part 12 with termination of employment, Part 13 with workers' compensation, Part 14 with confidentiality and disclosure of disability, Part 15 with employee benefits, Part 16 with employment equity planning in respect of people with disabilities, and Part 17 with education and awareness.

  7. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (130/1993): Determination of permanent disablement resulting from hearing loss caused by exposure to excessive noise and trauma (Circular Instruction No. 171).

    Adoption: 2001-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-16 | ZAF-2001-M-59540

    Regulates claims for impairment of hearing due to occupational disease, injury or accident. Deals with binaural and monaural hearing impairement. Also provides for documentation to accompany claim for compensation, and for calculation of permament disablement.

  8. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations with regard to private employment agencies (R. 608).

    Adoption: 2000-06-13 | ZAF-2000-R-56732

    Defines "registered work seeker" and "labour centre"; specifies particulars that the former must provide to the latter throughout his period of unemployment. Outlines procedural obligations of employment services for gain.

  9. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations with regard to private employment agencies (No. R. 608 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-06-13 | ZAF-2000-R-68428

    Made under Skills Development Act 1998 (No. 97 of 1998). Contains provisions regarding private employment agencies. Provides for registration by work seekers, notification to labour centre by work-seeker, notification to labour centre for employer, and registration of employment services for gain.

  10. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Labour Market and Human Resource Development for Job Creation Social Plan (Notice 1590 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-23 | ZAF-1999-M-54891

    Implements an agreement concluded at the Presidential Job Summit. Attempts to put in place three sets of measures, which shall seek to prevent job retrenchments,ensure that where they are unavoidable that they are managed humanely, and to assist affected individuals and communities to find alternative forms of employment or sustainable livelihoods where retrenchments are unavoidable. Establishes the Social Plan Technical Support Facility in order to implement the sets of measures. Outlines Ministerial Notification and Department of Labour services. Contains financing provisions.

  11. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notice of Code of Good Practice on Dismissal Based on Operational Requirements (Notice 1517 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-16 | ZAF-1999-M-54892

    Establishes a code of good practice for dismissals based on operational requirements. Places procedural and substantive obligations on employers. Requires affected parties to conduct consultation proceedings in order to attempt to reach consensus on appropriate measures to avoid dismissals. Provides for the disclosure by the employer of information on matters relevant to the consultation. Sets criteria for the consultation process. Confirms employees' entitlement to severance pay. Establishes that employees dismissed for operational reasons should be given preference if the employer wishes to hire employees with comparable qualifications again.

  12. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Aged Persons Amendment Act, 1998 (No.100).

    Adoption: 1998-11-19 | ZAF-1998-L-51656

    Amends the Aged Persons Act, 1967 to provide for conditions regarding subsidies for managers of registered old-age homes and for monitoring of these conditions. A new s. 3C prohibits discrimination with regard to admission to old-age homes; a new s. 6A requires medical care providers to notify authorities if they suspect that someone had suffered abuse in an old-age home. S. 6B prohibits the abuse of an aged person.

  13. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations for the Integration of the Guidance and Placement Act (No. R. 1351).

    Adoption: 1995-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-01 | ZAF-1995-R-41943

    Provides that employment offices and inspectors of private employment offices shall remain registered in terms of any repealed law under the Integration of Labour Laws Act, 1994 (No. 49 of 1994).

  14. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1991. No. 13.

    Adoption: 1991-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-03 | ZAF-1991-L-22403

    Amends the Mines and Works Act, 1956, in order to further regulate the circumstances in which women may work at mines or works; to provide for more severe penalties to be prescribed in the relevant regulations for contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith; to increase certain penalties under the said Act; to declare certain negligent acts offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Section 11 of the 1956 Act, as amended, now provides that "No person under the age of 16 years shall work underground in a mine, and nobody shall cause or permit any such person so to work". The same applies to women, subject to four exceptions covering women in managerial positions not performing manual work, those in health or welfare services, those having to spend a period underground in a mine for training or research purposes in the course of their studies, and those occasionally having to go in a mine for the purposes of a non-manual occupation. Section 15 of the same Act is amended to make stricter provisions for occupational health and safety in mines.

  15. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act 1988. No. 65.

    Adoption: 1988-06-29 | ZAF-1988-L-6545

  16. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Notice No. R. 2615. Wage Determination 451. Glass and Glassware Industry, Republic of South Africa.

    Adoption: 1987-11-27 | ZAF-1987-M-4647

    In addition to wages, governs working hours and overtime, holidays, annual leave, sick leave and termination of contracts of employment (inter alia); prohibits employment of any person under the age of 15 or any woman four weeks prior to or eight weeks following confinement.

  17. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Notice No. R. 2272. Wage Determination 449. Stonecrushing Industry, Republic of South Africa.

    Adoption: 1987-10-09 | ZAF-1987-M-4637

    Issued under the Wage Act 1957 (LS 1957 - SA 1). In addition to wage scales, contains provisions on means of payment, overtime, annual leave, sick leave, piece work, the prohibition of employment of any person under the age of 15 years or of a woman four weeks before or eight weeks after confinement, and termination of a contract of employment. Supersedes Government Notice No. R. 1817 of 4 Sept 1981, as amended.

  18. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Temporary Removal of Restrictions on Economic Activities Act 1986. No. 87.

    Adoption: 1986-09-03 | ZAF-1986-L-2848

    Empowers the President to suspend temporarily laws or conditions thereunder with regard to certain undertakings, industries, trades or occupations, or to grant temporary exemptions, if circumstances exist so that the application of those laws or conditions unduly impede economic progress or the creation of job opportunities. Proclamations of this nature require the advice of the Standing Committee established by the Act, after consultation with the Minister of Manpower, when the following matters are involved: registration of employees and of factories, factory inspection, conditions of service and working hours, use of machinery, and health and safety protection. The Act shall cease to have effect on 31 Mar. 1989.

  19. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 2424: Exemption from the application of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1983 and Wage Act 1957.

    Adoption: 1985-10-25 | ZAF-1985-L-1999

    The decision refers to the special work-creation programme announced in October 1985. Employers engaging persons in approved projects under the programme are exempted from compliance with the basic conditions of employment as regards minimum wages, annual and sick leave, piece work and commission work and termination of employment. The decision was taken by the Director-General for Manpower.

  20. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 2560: Regulations under the Guidance and Placement Act 1981 [LS 1981-SA 2].

    Adoption: 1981-11-30 | ZAF-1981-L-11422

  21. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 2367: Regulations under the Guidance and Placement Act 1981 [LS 1981-SA 2].

    Adoption: 1981-11-02 | ZAF-1981-L-11421

  22. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Act to provide for the establishment and control of guidance and placement centres and advisory employment boards; for the registration and control of private employment offices; and for matters connected therewith. No. 62.

    Adoption: 1981-08-25 | ZAF-1981-L-11418

  23. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 1402 (Department of Coloured Relations and Rehoboth Affairs); Amendment of the Regulations under the Aged Persons Act 1967 (No. 81 of 1967).

    Adoption: 1973-08-10 | ZAF-1973-L-15800

  24. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Government Notice No. R. 1404 (Department of Coloured Relations and Rehoboth Affairs): Amendment of the Regulations under the Blind Persons Act 1968 (No. 26 of 1968).

    Adoption: 1973-08-10 | ZAF-1973-L-15802

  25. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Second Pension Laws Amendment Act 1970 (No. 86).

    Adoption: 1970-10-01 | ZAF-1970-L-18586

    Act to amend the provisions of the Associated Institutions Pension Fund Act 1963, relating to the power to make regulations concerning transfers and to the delegation of powers; to amend the provisions of the Government Service Pensions Act 1965, relating to the power to make regulations concerning transfers and the adjustment of pensions in respect of persons who may become entitled to compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1941/3, and to effect certain improvements in sections 14 and 19; to amend the provisions of the Parliamentary Service and Administrative Pensions Act 1965, relating to the pensionable service of certain persons; to amend the provisions of the Government Non-White Employees Pensions Act 1966, relating to the power to make regulations concerning transfers; to amend the provisions of the Aged Persons Act 1967, the War Veterans' Pensions Act 1968, the Blind Persons Act 1968, and the Disability Grants Act 1968, relating to the promulgate of regulations with retrospective effect; to amend the provisions of the Provincial and the Territory Service Pension Act 1969, relating to ages for retirement and power to make regulations concerning transfer; to amend the provisions of the Pension Laws Amendment Act 1969, relating to assistance to persons in receipt of certain pensions and to overpayments; to provide for the payment with retrospective effect of certain benefits under the regulations promulgated by Government Notice No. 977 of 1950 and Government Notice No. 1134 of 1950; and to provide for incidental matters. No. 86.

  26. South Africa - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Blind Persons Act 1968.

    Adoption: 1968-03-18 | ZAF-1968-L-18463

    Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the payment of pensions and allowances to blind persons, and of contributions towards the promotion of the welfare of such persons and matters incidental theretho. No. 26. Repeals the Bling Persons Act 1962, as amended.


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