Submission Deadline: Annual Placement Report for 2023 – April 30, 2024

Private Employment Agencies (PEA) and Temporary Employment Services (TES) must comply with DEL registration requirements by submitting an annual report on their placements. This obligation is in accordance with the Skills Development Act no. 97 of 1998, Regulation No. 608 of 2000, sub-regulation 5(12). Reports should cover data for the Jan – Dec period and…

2024/25 Discretionary Grant Funding Window: Call for Applications

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) a statutory body established interms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites eligible stakeholders andentities that falls within the services sector to apply for Discretionary Grant funding forProfessional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning (PIVOTAL) and StrategicProgrammes. This grant is aimed at addressing the…

Strict new driving rules and demerit system for South Africa declared lawful (AARTO Implementation)

The Constitutional Court has declared that South Africa’s strict Administrative Adjudication ofRoad Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act is valid and constitutionally sound.On Wednesday (12 July), the Concourt ruled that the Aarto legislation is constitutionally validand thus legal, dismissing civil action group Outa’s legal challenge to the law.Outa had brought an application calling on the Concourt to…

All parents of whatever stipe: Changing the landscape of parental and maternity leave.

On 25 October 2023, that Gauteng High Court per Sutherland DJP handed down judgmentdeclaring the provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997 (“BCEA”)relating to maternity-, parental-,adoption-and commissioning parental leave and the relevantprovisions of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 63 of 2001 (“UIA”) unconstitutional and invalidfor falling foul of the rights to equality…

SETA MANDATORY GRANTS ROADSHOW – INVITE

We are excited to share the news of the upcoming Mandatory Grants Workshops. As governed by the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998, the Services SETA is mandated to administer and reimburse Mandatory Grants to qualifying employers (within the Services SETA sector) that have met the requirements set out. Given the extensive qualifying requirements and…

Main Agreement Annual Shutdown Provisions

The date of the annual shutdown is determined by the company’s management,and should be as similar as possible to the previous year’s annual shutdowndates.The annual shutdown must in total, amount to three consecutive weeks’ paidleave taken over an unbroken period and include four weekends. In addition, thethree weeks’ leave must be extended with full pay…

Unfair dismissal dispute: Arbitration Award-NBCRFLI

BACKGROUND OF THE DISPUTE: This matter was referred to the Bargaining Council for conciliation on 27 March 2023as an alleged unfair dismissal dispute. A conciliation hearing was scheduled for 08 May On that day the matter remained unresolved and a certificate to that effect wasissued. The applicants filed a request for arbitration on 11 May…

Services SETA Mandatory Grant Applications 2024-2025

Learner Management Information System (LMIS)- Now Open!Deadline Date: 30 April 2024 Employers falling under the categories of Services SETA Levy Paying Employers (LPEs) and Non-Levy Paying Employers (NLPE) are required to individually submit Mandatory Grant applications. The rationale behind this is that compliant and approved Mandatory Grants result in a 20% refund of the employer’s…