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Department of Employment and Labour Blitz

Monday, 05 August 2019  
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The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services Unit will embark on a two day blitz inspection from 06 to 07 August 2019, targeting the Farming and Wholesale & Retail Sectors around the Brits area in the North West Province.

These blitz inspections will see a number of farms and retailers being inspected to check compliance with the Labour Laws. The Farming and Wholesale & Retail sectors were identified by the North West provincial office of Employment and Labour as one of the sectors that have challenges in terms of compliance with the Labour Laws, thus disadvantaging the employees.

The team of inspectors, other law enforcing agencies, government departments and the Madibeng Local Municipality’s representatives led by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Jostina Mothibe, the Inspector General, the Chief Director Provincial Operations (North West) and the Provincial Chief Inspector will visit the area to inspect and enforce compliance on labour legislations. During the inspections, those found to be non-compliant will be brought to book.

Prior to the inspections, the Minister will launch and hand over the branded National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) vehicles to the National Minimum Wage ambassadors. The National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on the 1st of January 2019 is a tool to close the wage gap and to overcome poverty.

The media is invited to attend and the details are as follows:

Launch and handover of NWMA branded vehicles:

Date    : 06 August 2019

Venue : Madibeng Local Municipality’s offices (Brits)

Time   : 08H30 – 10H00

The inspections on day one will be followed by a media briefing by the Minister scheduled as follows:

Date    : 06 August 2019

Venue : Madibeng Local Municipality’s Council Chamber

Time   : 13H00 – 13H45

 

For enquiries:

Botsang Huma

Provincial Communications Officer

Department of Employment and Labour: North West

082 497 7438

-ENDS-

Issued by:

Makhosonke Buthelezi

Acting Departmental Spokesperson

071 491 7236

Makhosonke.Buthelezi@labour.gov.za


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