Mr Michael Bagraim

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Michael Bagraim

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER: MINISTER? 10 Jul 2019

    Chairperson, hon Minister, director-general, my family and students, thank you for coming. 'The time has come,' the walrus said, "to talk of many things. Our Department of Employment and Labour is dysfunctional. I receive literally dozens of desperate pleas from injured employees and many more complaints from retrenched Unemployment Insurance ...

  • UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER: MINISTER? 10 Jul 2019

    ... no! Thank you.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MEMBER: MINISTER? 10 Jul 2019

    The President trumpeted the paternity leave. South Africans still can't claim paternity leave. The minimum wage was pushed through and went ahead with that horrific mistake. We still don't have adequately resourced and suitably qualified inspectors. The enforcement service can hardly be said to be adequate. All of ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019 20 Mar 2019

    Speaker, the Democratic Alliance hereby supports the amendments despite the embarrassment having to amend legislation within one month of having it being passed by our Parliament. Our hon Minister Oliphant has been so hellbent on rushing a national minimum wage through the processes and that the legal advisors to the ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019 20 Mar 2019

    I withdraw.

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019 20 Mar 2019

    The Minister should be ashamed that we are standing here today to correct an obvious error because of her haste, like any motor vehicle which is a mustang. [Laughter.] The Minister should be worried. Another negative is that the nation was promised paternity leave which still is not being implemented ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019 13 Mar 2019

    Minister, in fact, despite the question of what you intend to do to take up in respect of the

  • WELFARE ORGANISATIONS UNABLE TO AFFORD NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (Draft Resolution) 26 Feb 2019

    House Chairperson, I move without notice:

    That the House -

    1) notes that the national minimum wage was introduced on 01 January much to the dismay of many welfare organisations;

    2) also notes that the organisations have made representations to the Department of Labour and of Social Development advising that their ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2019 19 Feb 2019

    The DA supports the amendments, but not the legislation. The amendments are due to gross negligence which was pointed out to the portfolio committee by the DA ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2019 19 Feb 2019

    ... for December 2018. Before the President signed off the legislation, this amendment would not have been necessary, it was corrected timeously, and an enormous amount of expenditure would have been avoided. With the advent of the implementation of the national minimum wage in 2019, the trade union movements and in ...

  • NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE CAUSES MASS RETRENCHMENTS AND STIFLES JOB CREATION (Member's Statement) 19 Feb 2019

    It was promised that the National Minimum Wage would be implemented on 1 January.