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COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

16th April 2020

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused grave challenges throughout the world and South Africa is no exception. As a result, the President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa has attempted to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus by implementing a nationwide lockdown. Despite the praise received for this decision, a decision of this magnitude is bound to have…

Disciplinary Hearings: The Correct Procedure

16th March 2020

When considering disciplinary steps against an employee, the employer should apply the principle of progressive discipline. In other words: a verbal warning, written warning and then final written warning followed by a disciplinary hearing, if warranted. In our next article we explain the procedure that should be followed in order to correctly discipline an employee…

THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HAS THE FINAL SAY ON, OFTEN PESKY, TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS (AKA LABOUR BROKERS)

2nd March 2020

Before the recent defining case of Assign Services (Pty) Limited and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, labour brokers and their Client Companies under S198A (3)(b) specifically of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) as amended in 2014, had uncertainty regarding who the actual Employer was of workers employed by the broker initially. In other…

THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HAS THE FINAL SAY ON, OFTEN PESKY, TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS (AKA LABOUR BROKERS)

19th February 2020

“Are labour brokers and their Client to be considered dual Employers after three months in terms of S198A (3)(b) of the LRA and if not, what is the current position? The Constitutional Court has ruled in this regard. Read our upcoming article to find out more.” Kylan Le Roux

DELAYS CAUSED BY THE APPLICANT IN REVIEW PROCEEDINGS

3rd February 2020

There are various instances whereby the Applicant, generally the Employer, delays   review applications in an attempt to frustrate the Respondent. The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) in Macsteel Trading Wadeville v Francois van der Merwe and Others recently examined the undue delay in review applications. In this matter, NUMSA instituted proceedings to review an arbitration…

DELAYS CAUSED BY THE APPLICANT IN REVIEW PROCEEDINGS

24th January 2020

Where the CCMA or a bargaining council has ruled against an employee or employer, either party is entitled to institute review proceedings in the Labour Court. Parties pursue this litigious route on the premise that a review application is intended to be a swift remedy. Regrettably, there are occasions wherein the Applicant, generally the Employer,…

Does the CCMA have jurisdiction to hear your matter?

26th November 2019

  Our client recently had a dispute set down for hearing at the CCMA wherein the main issue for determination was the severance pay owed to him. From the outset, the Commissioner was concerned as to whether the CCMA had jurisdiction to hear the dispute before it.   In such a matter, there is an…

Arrested employees

13th November 2019

  Employers never imagine they could find themselves in a position where an employee has been arrested. In these situations the rights of the employee have to be balanced with the impact on the workplace and other employees.     Employees who have been arrested can have a negative impact on the Employer’s business. Generally,…

Retrenchments: The element of Substantive Fairness

31st October 2019

  With unemployment levels as high as they are in South Africa, Employers need to be overly cautious when dismissing an Employee and taking into account that the services of the CCMA are free to parties, Employees are, more often than not, not hesitant to refer a dispute to the Commission, or even the Labour…

Njabulo-Day-Care

Du Toit Attorneys Outreach Project

Njabulo Day Care

Njabulo Day Care is a crèche situated in the Far East of Mamelodi, in an area called Alaska. The Day Care Centre currently has sixty children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years and is owned and operated by Betty Cele at her residential premises.

Alaska is an informal settlement that is affected by poverty, unemployment, woman and child abuse, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The majority of working females in the area are employed as domestic workers and a small percentage work in the retail industry, however the rest are unemployed.

Due to the circumstances that parents in the area are faced with, not all parents are able to afford the monthly school fees of R200.00 and therefore Betty Cele relies on support from donors to keep her day care running to ensure the best possible pre-school education for the children.

Du Toit Attorneys is sponsoring the Day Care’s meals as many children go to the Day Care without having eaten anything in the morning.

 

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Christmas Party

Njabulo Day Care

As Christmas 2017 was approaching, we asked all of our clients, colleagues, family and friends to commit to donating a Christmas Shoebox for each child, containing the following new items:

  • An Outfit
  • A Toy
  • A pair of shoes

We quickly managed to arrange a box for each child and on 6 December 2017, we attended Njabulo Day Care to hand out the shoeboxes as well as enjoy their Christmas party with them.  We also enjoyed a braai, which is an unusual event that side of Mamelodi which made quite an impression.  Father Christmas was also there and each child was immensely overjoyed with their shoeboxes and a day filled to the brim with fun and laughter. We have never seen 60 children being blessed in such a short space of time. This began an annual event that was repeated in December 2018 and that we will continue.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at
the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’

- Galatians 6:9

Our clients include:

University Professors, CEO’s, Senior Executives, Deputy Ministers, employees at the Public Protector,
Senior Mining Engineers and employees in the Office of Deputy Ministers.

We have no fear representing our clients, welcoming any challenge. Our clients are from all levels of employment and walks of life.
Many of our clients have failed relationships with previous attorneys and find a welcome home for their cases with us.

Contact us

 

Postal:

Boardwalk Meander A-97, Olympus, 0081
Tel: (012) 809 4461 / (012) 809 0664 Fax: (012) 809 4499
Mobile: 083 282 1166
E-mail: maria@dtattorneys.co.za

Chambers:

PRETORIA EAST
Unit 8, Concept House A, 10 Pony Street
Tijgervallei Office Park
Silver Lakes Road
Hazeldean

CENTURION
Block 7, Lord’s Office Estate,
276 West Avenue