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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…
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,…
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…
There has been a long-standing problem of missing audio recordings or unclear recordings of arbitration proceedings in the CCMA and in the Bargaining Councils. Despite the implied duty on the CCMA to keep and maintain proper records of arbitration proceedings, it is apparent that there is still a failure to do so. This has…
Progressive discipline is about correcting employees’ unacceptable behaviour before immediately resorting to a disciplinary hearing and possibly a dismissal. If an employee breaks a rule, he/she can be issued with a warning, after following a proper process. If the employee commits the same or similar misconduct again, he/she can be issued with another warning…
Rule 11 of the Labour Court Rules states: (1) The following applications must be brought on notice, supported by affidavit: (a) Interlocutory applications; (b) other applications incidental to, or pending, proceedings referred to in these rules that are not specifically provided for in the rules; and (c) any other applications for directions that may…
THE IMPORTANCE OF NEGOTIATING MUTUAL SEPARATION AGREEMENTS There are many instances where an employer would rather terminate a contract of employment through a settlement agreement than follow the procedures set out in the Labour Relations Act. These agreements are referred to as Mutual Separation Agreements. It is often a cost effective way that allows…
Lease agreement disputes: Disputes often arise between a tenant and the landlord and / or the agent. Various reasons can exist for these disputes, such as the amount of rent due, breach of contract, discounts forfeited, early termination and so on. In this article we will primarily focus on disputes that can arise based…
Despite comprehensive labour legislation prohibiting unfair discrimination, it is still a common occurrence in the workplace. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is a well-known concept amongst employers and as such employment disputes against pregnant employees are almost always handled with the utmost caution. Regrettably, the same cannot be said for mothers in the…
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.
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
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