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W.As.6 Deadline: 31 May 2015

To cover your workers against occupational diseases, injuries and death, you must register with the Compensation Fund.

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act applies to:
  • all employers; and
  • casual and full-time workers who, as a result of a workplace accident or work-related disease:
    • are injured, disabled, or killed; or
    • become ill.
Employers are protected against civil claims if a worker is injured on duty and workers who are injured on duty can claim compensation for temporary or permanent disablement. If workers die as a result of an injury on duty, their dependants can claim compensation.

Anyone who employs 1 or more worker must register with the Compensation Fund and pay annual assessment fees.

A separate registration is necessary for each separate branch of a business.

Find out more about registering, submitting returns and obtaining a letter of good standing from the Compensation Fund contact us.
It’s fun, fast paced and to the point – it’s the MS Office Boot camp!
To thrive in a rapidly changing technological environment, you need to develop your computer skills. Computer literacy is required for almost every occupation today.  Many competencies used in IT were acquired through short courses and on-the-job training, with no formal recognition of the knowledge and skills, which you can now acquire. This qualification is ideal for candidates who are working in an administrative environment.

The programme is interactive to ensure that you grasp the latest and fastest way of performing tasks and are able to immediately apply your new efficiency tools in your work environment.  These sessions will also facilitate understanding of the evidence required for the learner assignments.  There are no exams! Delegates are required to complete assignments (Portfolio of Evidence).

Entry Requirements
Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to be competent in: Communication, Mathematical and Computer Literacy.

Qualification Objectives
  • Create, edit and enhance document appearance; and create merged documents
  • Create and edit and enhance the appearance of presentations
  • Create, edit and enhance the functionality of spread sheet and apply graphs/charts
  • Enhance, edit and organise e-mail messages
  • Use a web-browser to search and use information from the internet
  • Combining computing skills with fundamental communicating skills
  • Improvement of mathematical literacy by utilising computing applications to solve various aspects of personal life and business
  • An understanding of impact of ICT and its use in an organisation
SETA Submission Deadline Looming
The deadline for the submission of training plans to all the SETAs: 
30 April 2015.

Literacy and skills development remains a king-size head-ache in our country.  Through the provision of skills, we can work together to deal with this problem.

The SETAs, receiving the skills levies (SDL) that you pay to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), are working with business to provide you with the means to provide much needed skills to your industry and business, by paying back a portion of this levy if you submit your training plans.

Time is running out.  To get your rightful share back, contact us today.
SA Employment Legislation radically changed in 2014

Implementation deadline 1 April 2015.

Failing which could see your company being fined which could result in your business being shut down.

The minister of Labour & Government overhauled the 3 Acts governing how you treat your employees.  Affecting over 70 changes and put in place a new ACT detailing the labour practices you need to follow within any foreign national you employ.

Some of the changes….
  • No fixed-term contract longer than 3 months can be issued
  • Unfair discrimination in terms of employees’ salaries
  • Public employment service before recruiting non-South African citizens
  • Limiting use of labour brokers to genuine temporary needs
With a possible R2.7 million fine subject to the transgression, you have no choice but to ensure you’re on the right side of the law.
Contact your HR Consultant today to ensure that you are.
Feeling overwhelmed?
Overwhelmed by the deadline for the submission of their Annual Training Report (ATR) for 2014-2015 and Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) for 2015-2016 to the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)?

The deadline for submission is 30 April 2015.

Don’t delay, contact your HR & Skills Market Consultant today in order to avoid disappointment.

A reminder to all employers that the deadline date for submission of the annual training report and workplace skills plan to the appropriate industry SETA has been moved to 30 April 2015 and is no longer 30 June 2015 – as per the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Submitting the ATR and WSP to the relevant SETA hold the following benefits:
  • Allows for levy-paying organisations’ eligibility to receive SETA mandatory grants on an annual basis, whilst all organisations are compelled to do so if they wish to apply for a SETA discretionary grant.
  • Recovering a 20% mandatory grant from Skills Development levies paid to SARS.
  • Qualifying for applying for discretionary funding for training including PIVOTAL programmes.
  • Serves as a pre-requisite to receive B-BBEE points relating to the skills development element for a generic enterprise verification (annual turnover being > R35 million), irrespective of the B-BBEE Sector Code being applied.
  • Skills development contributes towards succession planning and employment equity.
  • Your company gains a competitive edge in the market place as an employer of choice for skills development.
Please do not hesitate to contact me in the event of any further queries and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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