Understanding New Legislation on Workplace Harassment

When new legislation is implemented, it is crucial for businesses and employees to understand how it will impact each of them right now and influence future practices. At the beginning of this month, John Botha, CEO of Global Business Solutions, led the webinar hosted by the Temporary Employment Services Division (TESD) to unpack the latest…

How Do We Navigate the Rising Gig Economy as Temporary Employment Services in SA?

The Temporary Employment Services (TES) industry is adapting to a changing labour market. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has ushered in exciting developments such as the everyday use of artificial intelligence, wireless digital technologies, robotics, a constantly expanding internet as well as a fusing of digital and physical worlds. Undoubtedly, these have played a major role…

Offering Compliant Temporary Employment Services: How and Why?

The Temporary Employment Services (TES) structure involves three: the client, the TES company and the employee. In this type of employment relationship, the TES company, also known as labour brokers, recruits employees to make them available to work for their client. According to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, the TES company is considered…

How Could Proposed Labour Migration Regulations Affect Temporary Employment?

The Minister of Employment and Labour has recently released the Draft National Labour Migration Policy and the Employment Services Amendment Bill for public comment. In short, the former addresses issues relating to labour migration governance and management in South Africa. It goes hand in hand with the proposed Employment Services Amendment Bill; providing a policy…

How Could Proposed Labour Migration Regulations Affect Temporary Employment?

The Minister of Employment and Labour has recently released the Draft National Labour Migration Policy and the Employment Services Amendment Bill for public comment. In short, the former addresses issues relating to labour migration governance and management in South Africa. It goes hand in hand with the proposed Employment Services Amendment Bill; providing a policy…

SA Government’s “Tight Rope” Viewpoint on TES

Although South Africa is a country more industrialised than any of its fellow African counterparts, it nevertheless currently possesses record-high unemployment rates. According to Trading Economics, South Africa’s 2021 third quarter 34.90% unemployment rate is the “highest jobless rate since comparable data began in 2008.” It is a tough juggling act between offering employment opportunities,…

Is there a Need for TES in SA’s Construction Industry?

It is without a doubt that many industries have taken a serious knock during the pandemic. Those involved in South Africa’s construction industry had their hands tied, especially at the onset of the pandemic when restrictions severely delayed and even terminated projects. When comparing GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021 to 2020’s fourth…

Raising the Alarm on Non-compliance in Temporary Employment Services

When operating in compliance with South African labour laws and adhering to good practice, Temporary Employment Services (TES) providers create vital flexibility in the labour market. Countless South African businesses benefit from TES companies. Government officials within the ministry of employment and labour readily acknowledge that TES are essential to the South African economy. However,…

Why Temporary Service Providers choose the TESD

South Africa’s latest unemployment statistics compared to 2020’s second quarter show that unemployment has increased by 52.1%—from 2.2 million to 6.5 million people. Specifically the youth unemployment rate which reached 46,3% (people aged 15-34 years) in 2021’s first quarter is worrisome. These figures highlight the important role that Temporary Employment Service (TES) companies play in…