Mr Michael Bagraim

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Michael Bagraim


  • Employment and Labour Budget: Committee Report 26 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) suggested reasons as to why the Department had failed. Before COVID-19, South Africa had the worst percentage of unemployed people, reaching about 10.3 million or possibly double that figure. He stated the two enterprises mentioned by Mr Mdabe were well-intentioned but the Committee needed to ...
  • UIF & Compensation Fund 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 20 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) commented that a lot of the information presented was irrelevant, because everything would change. Therefore, he was not sure why so much time had been spent on it when the report could have been presented on paper, and then the real issue of Covid-19 could have ...
  • Nedlac & Productivity SA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 14 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) thanked NEDLAC for the presentation. He stated that much of what had been in the NEDLAC presentation covered the period pre-COVID-19 when South Africa already suffered from a very high unemployment rate. He proposed that the regulations be eased so that businesses could hire more employers ...
  • CCMA & CF 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 12 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) made a few suggestions. The first involved case management, where he proposed the CCMA should have some sort of barrier when they identified that referrals had no merit, and that they should be given some power in the rules to deal with them.
  • DEL 2020/21 APP; PES & SEE response to COVID-19; with Minister & Deputy Minister 7 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) asked, with the shrinking of the workforce, whether the government should not scrap BEE regulations, as no one was expanding the workforce at all. He proposed looking at some of employment regulations acting as a handbrake to job creation.
  • UIF operations during Covid-19 period: Department briefing; with Minister 1 May 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) said the system had come online on 16 April. What about those employers who had claimed prior to this date? Were these claims being processed?
  • Minister & Department on experiences, challenges and future plans with regards to COVID-19 22 Apr 2020

    She noted her concern over a video of Mr M Bagraim (DA) that was circulating.
  • DEL, CCMA & UIF 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance 4 Mar 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) said that the presentation is evidence of a lot of work done. He raised the point that the online system is always off-line and he get complaints all the time. It is just a system problem as opposed to problems in the institution and he asked ...
  • Elder Care Leave Petition; DEL & Compensation Fund 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance 26 Feb 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) said the definition of parent was important, and that South Africans live in a society where they care for each other. Was the proposal three days per annum? Who was going to pay for all of this? Would it be the employers or the Unemployment Insurance ...
  • Committee Reports 19 Feb 2020

    Mr M Bagraim (DA) confirmed with the Chairperson that the minutes had already been circulated to the Members of the Committee at a prior stage, and put forth the motion that they should be addressed by focusing on the errors they may contain, rather than by each page in a ...