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Understanding Employment Relationships in the Developing Gig Economy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has catalysed a shift towards freelancing and independent contracting, emphasising the need to examine Section 200A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) alongside Section 83A of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). Section 200A of the LRA assumes that a person working or providing services under any contract format [...]

2024-05-13T11:33:50+02:00May 6th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Understanding Employment Relationships in the Developing Gig Economy

Reimagining Social Justice: Challenging the Status Quo in South African Labour Law

In the pursuit of social justice within South Africa's labour law, employers often find themselves navigating a complex system filled with biases and challenges. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA), while intended to provide a platform for fair dispute resolution, can sometimes fall short of its objectives. This article aims to dissect the [...]

2024-04-29T12:15:45+02:00April 29th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Reimagining Social Justice: Challenging the Status Quo in South African Labour Law

Leadership & Social Justice

In business today, the pursuit of success goes hand in hand with a commitment to social justice. At the forefront of this movement are business leaders who understand that true prosperity comes from fostering inclusivity, respect, and dignity within their organisations. This article delves into the pivotal role of leadership in embedding social justice into [...]

2024-04-22T09:57:31+02:00April 22nd, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Leadership & Social Justice

The Role of Dispute Resolution in Upholding Social Justice

Disputes in the workplace are an inevitable aspect of organisational dynamics. However, how these disputes are handled can profoundly influence the pursuit of social justice within corporate environments. In South Africa, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) and Bargaining Councils play a crucial role in resolving employment disputes while upholding principles of fairness, [...]

2024-04-15T13:51:42+02:00April 15th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on The Role of Dispute Resolution in Upholding Social Justice

Labour laws as levers of change: South Africa’s employment landscape

South Africa's employment environment is a nuanced terrain shaped by a complex interplay of historical legacies, legal mandates, and socio-economic imperatives. At the heart of this dynamic lie the country's labour laws, which serve as essential guides for employers navigating the intricacies of employment relations. Understanding and adhering to these laws is not only a [...]

2024-03-28T12:38:41+02:00March 28th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Labour laws as levers of change: South Africa’s employment landscape

A foundation of fairness: Understanding social justice in business

In the contemporary business environment, the notion of “social justice” transcends mere rhetoric, evolving into a foundational principle essential for fostering sustainable and equitable workplace environments. Rooted in historical precedents such as the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) constitution and enshrined within South Africa's legal framework, social justice stands as a beacon guiding businesses towards universal [...]

2024-03-28T12:29:21+02:00March 28th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on A foundation of fairness: Understanding social justice in business

Planning Ahead – The Workforce & Its Importance

Throughout this current series of articles, words such as “strategy”, “leadership”, “change”, and “organisational performance” have been used extensively. It is easy to understand why since the modern business or workplace constantly needs to adapt to its environment and ensure that it remains with, or even ahead of the times to ensure its success. In [...]

2024-03-25T10:36:49+02:00March 25th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Planning Ahead – The Workforce & Its Importance

Digitalisation of the Workplace

In the wake of the pandemic, the benefits of digital adoption have become increasingly apparent to organisations. The ability to conduct business remotely, facilitated by technological advancements, has prompted many businesses to embrace a hybrid work model. This shift aligns with the broader trend of digital-first business strategies, as evidenced by a Foundry study that [...]

2024-03-18T09:18:36+02:00March 18th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Digitalisation of the Workplace

Keep Watering the Grass

The modern workplace or business environment is nothing like it was in yesteryears when employees started from the bottom and worked their way up to the top after thirty to forty years of selfless dedication to one employer. Instead, the modern workplace is much more dynamic. Employees tend to migrate to workplaces or businesses where [...]

2024-03-11T08:38:51+02:00March 11th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Keep Watering the Grass
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