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How Does the Minimum Wage Affect You, the Employer? 

By | January 22nd, 2019|Blogs|

In May last year, the National Minimum Wage Bill was passed, much to the delight of the vast majority of the South African workforce. On the 1st of January 2019, the new law officially came into effect, making it illegal to pay an employee less than R20 per hour or R3500 per month. So, [...]

Say ‘No’ to Debt – Your Festive Season Survival Guide

By | December 18th, 2018|Blogs|

There’s something about the warm and welcoming festive cheer in the air paired with the happy Christmas music blaring from every speaker in every shop that makes it so much easier to whip out your credit card and put the budget on the back-burner. However, while expensive gifts and decadent family feasts may seem like [...]

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blogs|

There is no denying that poverty is an extreme problem in South Africa. In fact, it is the problem that is responsible for most of our country’s other pressing issues, including crime and unemployment.  The 17th of October is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – the perfect time to band together and [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Maternity Leave in South Africa

By | September 18th, 2018|Blogs|

Expecting a new little bundle of joy is an exciting time, but this happiness may be dampened if you depend heavily on the income that you bring home from your place of employment. You’re likely wondering how much paid maternity leave you’re entitled to, whether or not your employer may replace you upon hearing about [...]

Striking in South Africa: Is it Getting Out of Hand?

By | August 21st, 2018|Blogs|

Whether it’s the taxi drivers, Checkers or MTN staff, South Africa is certainly no stranger to labour strikes. Dealing with their negative effects has become a way of life for most of us, and the vast majority of us have taken part in at least one over the years. Did you know that, according to [...]

The Facts about the New and Updated South African Labour Laws

By | July 17th, 2018|Blogs|

The labour laws in our country are constantly evolving to keep up with our ever-changing societal norms and demands. Below, we take a look at the most important aspects and alterations that every South African worker needs to be aware of going forward. New Rights for Parents The Labour Bill has recently been updated with [...]

The 411 on South Africa’s New Minimum Wage

By | June 12th, 2018|Blogs|

There's no doubt that unemployment and unfair pay are two of our country's biggest problems, making it impossible for people to support themselves and their families, leading to anger and frustration in the job market and, of course, sending crime statistics sky-rocketing year upon year. Did you know that as of 2018, more than [...]

April – Independent Contractor VS an Employee

By | April 16th, 2018|Blogs|

In an effort to dodge some of the requirements as stated in the South African labour laws, countless employers will attempt to hire people as 'independent contractors' in the hopes that these terms will be blindly accepted. The truth of the matter is that many of these workers are often unaware that by accepting work [...]