Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
In the annual report the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration said it managed to prevent 15 787 retrenchments out of a possible 38 588 during the 2018/19 financial year.
The latest report from the Commission of Employment Equity shows that white males still dominate top management positions, and more has to be done to improve the representation of African and coloured populations in the workforce.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi told reporters in Parliament on Wednesday that the employment market had taken well to the National Minimum Wage since it was signed into law, with only 7% of employers in the country not complying.
An investigation into an accident that resulted in the deaths of three pupils must be expedited, says Acting Transport Minister Thulas Nxesi.
Despite rent for ministerial residences only costing between R988 and R1 200 per month, the department of public works says that R1.2m in rental payments is outstanding.
Parliament’s oversight committee on public accounts heard that Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi fell short of public service standards in his handling of the appointment of Boitumelo 'Cox' Mokgoro to the department.
The Department of Public Works has launched its green building policy, which will support sustainable construction and enable the creation of "green jobs".
The Independent Development Trust board of trustees is at loggerheads with Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi over the return of Coceko Pakade as CEO from an eight-month suspension.
Six axed trustees of the Independent Development Trust (IDT) board have threatened to drag Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi to court if he does not overturn their dismissal.
Minister of Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi has expressed his concern over transformation in South Africa's sports teams.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be disruptive to all, and upskilling and retraining will be necessary to ensure the workforce can adapt, says Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has said his department would leverage the Unemployment insurance Fund and the Compensation Fund as agents in job preservation and skills development for the unemployed.
The Department of Public Works has come under fire again for splurging millions on ministerial houses after revealing that about R730m was going to be spent on renovations of ministerial houses in the current financial year.
In the 2017/18 financial year R45.8m was spent on the maintenance of ministerial houses in Pretoria and Cape Town, but hundreds of months back rent is still outstanding.
Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi has accused the watchdog committee of instituting a "highly compromised" process which is part of a "fightback by corrupt syndicates".
Director generals have been receiving work accommodation at a monthly rate of as little as R75 in the City of Cape Town, members of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts have heard. Moreover, some of the properties have been vacant for years.
While the Department of Public Works turns to the court for the recovery of around R1.2bn lost to collusion, corruption and irregularities in leases, Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi is singing President Cyril Ramaphosa's praises.
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has removed the six board trustees from the Independent Development Trust who threatened to take him to court, and has appointed a new interim board.
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has threatened to remove the entire Independent Development Trust (IDT) board unless they provide reasons they should stay at the bankrupt state-owned entity.
SASCOC president Gideon Sam says the organisation drew positives and negatives from recent sporting events and developments.
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