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Department for Public Service and Administration – Conditions of Appointment

The Department for Public service and Administration has issued the Conditions of Appointment (including remuneration and other conditions of service) applicable to the members of the public service commission, as determined by the President. For access to the entire Conditions of Appointment, please click here.

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Minimum Wage Goes Up!

Those working in the domestic worker sector can look forward to increased minimum wages. According to Timeslive, the new minimum rates come into effect from 1 December. The Department made the announcement today. Jobs in the domestic worker sector include cleaners, gardeners, nannies and domestic drivers. There are two new minimum rates: – Rates for […]

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Guidelines for Dealing with Cross-Border Payroll

South African companies, as well as many global multinationals, are increasingly seeing the rest of the continent as an attractive growth target. No matter what particular business model they adopt in the target country, they are likely to find themselves seconding specialist staff to their in-country operations. In general, these expatriates would remain on the […]

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KING IV

King IV, which aspires to be the revamped, modern version of its predecessor, comes across as more philosophical in nature with strong ties to sustainability, ethical behaviour and a call on all corporate citizens to ensure that governance extends further than the boardroom. It attempts to instil the ethos of maintaining a symbiotic balance between sustainable value creation and its ripple effect on the socio-economic eco-system in which business operates.

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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) Threshold Increase 2016/2017

The Minister of Labour, NM Oliphant, on the 12 February 2016 announced in a Government Gazette (39683) that she intends to increase the amount of earnings (the remuneration of an employee at the time of the accident or the commencement of the occupational disease) under Section 83 (8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and […]

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RETIREMENT REFORM: What are the real issues to be considered by employers ahead of the implementation date?

Engaged and happy employees are less likely to look for greener pastures elsewhere. But how do you, as an employer, ensure that your employees are happy and engaged? Is it enough to only pay market related salaries or to provide the bare minimum benefits, like a retirement fund or benefits in the event of death […]

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Implementation of Tax Harmonisation of Retirement Fund Contributions and Benefits

National Treasury would like to inform all members of the public that the tax harmonisation reforms of retirement funds will be implemented from 1 March 2016. This is in terms of the current law legislated in 2013, and amended in 2014 by shifting the effective date to 1 March 2016 (i.e. the Taxation Laws Amendment […]

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Further Update On Retirement Reform

Further to our update on 22 November 2015 on Mentje Larney’s presentation on behalf of SARA to the Finance Committee on Retirement Reform, it should be noted that the Parliament has voted in favour of implementing the annuitisation of provident funds effective 1 March 2016. This means that all the retirement fund changes promulgated in […]