Nothing is equal in the job market

2017-05-14 06:40

Change to Employment Equity Act proposed to ensure meticulous compliance if companies want to do business with state.

Seven out of 10 top SA managers are still white

2017-05-11 08:48

Government has fined 21 companies and plans to penalise more for failing to comply with laws that compel them to employ more black citizens to help reduce inequality, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

INFOGRAPHIC: Employment Equity stats at a glance

2017-05-09 17:07

Transformation in the labour sector is moving at a snails pace, according to figures from the Commission for Employment Equity.

Oliphant: JSE firms culprits in stalling transformation

2017-05-09 13:45

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the recent employment equity report shows a lack of transformation, with JSE-listed companies being among the culprits.

Talks on the cards over paternity leave

2017-04-26 05:00

Future amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Fund legislation may include paternity leave and extending benefits to employees who resign from their workplaces.

Compensation Fund members to get 7% boost

2016-12-20 12:55

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says she intends increasing the amount of earnings and the monthly pensions for recipients of the Compensation Fund by 7% from April 2017.

Tongaat Mall collapse report to be given to NPA

2016-05-24 19:50

The findings of the 2013 Tongaat Mall collapse will be handed to the NPA for a decision on whether to prosecute anyone, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Ministers did meet with banks over Guptas, concedes Oliphant

2016-05-10 21:30

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has conceded that a meeting between cabinet ministers and South Africa’s four banks did take place.

Six-month ultimatum for EE transgressors

2016-04-25 13:18

Employers who do not meet employment equity criteria as stipulated by law have six months to rectify the situation, warns Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Minister must explain labour broker allegations - Cosatu

2015-11-30 12:56

Cosatu wants Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to provide proof of her allegations that some unions were working with labour brokers.


'Real teeth' needed to fix stubbornly slow transformation - govt

2017-05-11 19:56

Cabinet has endorsed Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's call for harsher penalties to "bite" employers who flout the Employment Equity Act "where it hurts the most".

Transformation at top level not enough - Busa

2017-05-09 19:37

The current pace of transformation, especially at top management level, is not enough, says Business Unity South Africa.

Little has changed on employment equity front - report

2017-05-09 17:06

The latest Employment Equity annual report shows little change in terms of transformation and reducing inequality in the labour sector.

Premature and absurd to scrap affirmative action, says Oliphant

2017-05-09 10:05

Employment equity and affirmative action are still the only ways to redress fundamental inequities and we have no choice but to make it work, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Back to work after unlawful layoff

2017-01-29 06:01

A former labour registrar has been reinstated after a damning judgment against Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, whose interference was slammed as irrational.

Half a million construction workers could be at risk

2016-05-24 19:50

About 500 000 workers are risking their lives on construction sites that do not comply with health and safety laws, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

We can grow the economy in townships - minister

2016-05-12 14:32

Ministers are drafting a development plan to incorporate areas of potential economic growth, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti.

Anthea Jeffery: Punitive EE fines are another Oliphant job-killing disaster

2016-05-08 14:48

The labour minister’s thought processes are a reminder of the command and control approach which drove the Soviet Union to economic destruction, says an analyst.

Vavi condemns minister of labour comments

2015-12-07 22:12

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Monday condemned the minister of labour for accusing him of involvement in the labour brokering business.

Minimum wage: Unemployment, job cuts could soar

2015-11-29 17:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is worried about the number of retrenchments that might follow after the implementation of the national minimum wage.

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