2022-w4396 - 13 December 2022

Erik Johannes Marais to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What is the (a) total number of staff employed and/or provided as departmental support in (i) his and (ii) the Deputy Minister’s private offices and (b)(i) job title and (ii) annual remuneration package of each specified person?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 13 Dec 2022

The number and the positions of the staff employed and/or provided as departmental support in the Ministry are illustrated by the table below. Job titles are provided together with the remuneration for each of them.

MINISTRY

 

COMPONENT DESCRIPTION

POST JOB TITLE DESCRIPTION

TOTAL ANNUAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE

MINISTRY

DRIVER/MESSENGER

498762

MINISTRY

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST

290019

MINISTRY

REGISTRY CLERK

298791

MINISTRY

ASSISTANT APPOINMENT SECRETARY

491403

MINISTRY

CHIEF ...

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2022-w4684 - 08 December 2022

Makosini Chabangu to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(a) What (i) steps of intervention has he taken recently to curb the rising youth unemployment rate and (ii) strategy is in place in this regard and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the numbers will begin to decrease?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 8 Dec 2022

A 1. What steps of intervention has he taken recently to curb the rising youth unemployment rate?

The Department provides employment services through its 126 labour centres and 475 visiting points that are spread across the country and are located in both urban, townships and rural areas. We also have projects that we fund through the Unemployment Insurance Fund Labour Activation Program and ...

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2022-w4465 - 02 December 2022

Heloise Denner to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether the (a) Compensation Fund (CF) and (b) Department of Labour intend to hold the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) accountable for the late and/or non-submission of financial information for audit purposes of the CF, with specific reference to unlisted investments made by the PIC on behalf of the CF; if not, why not; if so, how?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 2 Dec 2022

Yes. The Investment Services Agreement between the Fund and the PIC is being reviewed to incorporate Penalties for non-compliance to the Service Levels and reporting requirements.

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2022-w4531 - 02 December 2022

Siphosethu Lindinkosi Ngcobo to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether, with reference to community health workers who have been working as volunteers within the structures of the Department of Health for a long time, his department intends to engage with the specified department to action the possibility of paying the volunteers a stipend or salary to ensure social security; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 2 Dec 2022

In response to your question, I think it is important that I firstly indicate that the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) regulate basic conditions of employment and minimum wages for employees and workers respectively.

An employee is defined in the BCEA as any person, excluding an independent contractor, who works for another person or for the ...

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2022-w4014 - 24 November 2022

Heloise Denner to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)What (a) total number of (i) civil claims have been filed against the Compensation Fund since the start of the 2020-21 financial year and (ii) cases are currently not finalised and (b) is the total quantum of such cases;

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 24 Nov 2022

  1. (a) Cases

(i) The total number of civil claims cases received for the financial year 2020/2021 is 156

(ii) Total number of cases still not finalised is 124 for financial year 2020/2021

(b) The total contingency liability amount is R142 231 682,93.

  1. (i) The total amount spent on legal costs for the financial year 2020/2021 is R11 562 528,55 which comprised R1 382 588,05 for legal costs relating ...
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2022-w3070 - 30 September 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What total number of farm worker cases of the (a) Unemployment Insurance Fund, (b) Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and (c) Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act were recorded and/or attended to successfully in the 2020-21 financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 30 Sep 2022

a) There are 90724 cases registered by UIF during the financial year 2020/2021, and 68 669 cases were paid.

During the Financial Year 2021/22, 116250 cases were registered and 91034 paid.

In the period of 2020-2021

The Total Number of Farm worker cases for:

UIF

17

CCMA

33

COIDA

6

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2022-w3131 - 23 September 2022

Hendrik Christiaan Crafford Krüger to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What total number of strikes occurred in the labour market industry and/or sector in the past five years?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 23 Sep 2022

The honourable member should be aware that the Department of Employment and Labour is responsible of collecting strike and lockouts data on regular basis. The results are published in the annual Industrial Report through the Department’s website (www.del.gov.za)

Regarding the request, our recent publication reflects the strike data trends over the past five years. We noted a decline in strike statistics from 2018 to ...

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2022-w2769 - 23 September 2022

Noko Phineas Masipa to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1) What (a) is the breakdown of labour inspectors who are allocated in each (i) province and (ii) district in the agricultural sector, (b) number of farms were visited by each inspector in each province in the past 10 years and (c) were their findings and actions that were taken to address the specified findings; (2) (a) how is his department addressing the issues in the farming sectors with organised agriculture and farm workers if there are no labour inspectors allocated specifically for the farming sector and (b) on how regular a basis does he engage with the organised agriculture to address all labour issues on farms in each year; (3) will he furnish Mr N P Masipa with the minutes of such meetings and/or engagements with both organised (a) agriculture and (b) labour? NW3356E

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 23 Sep 2022

There are no separate minutes as engagements happen during the inspection itself.

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2022-w3071 - 23 September 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

By what exact date will labour inspectors’ vacant posts be filled?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 23 Sep 2022

I am sure the Hon. Member has the appreciation of some targets that aren’t static, those that keep on moving. The filling of vacancies happens to be one of those moving targets. So, you have targets like that, where you can perform and make progress towards achieving them but you just cannot stop them from fluctuating. There is always constant staff turnover, it is ...

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2022-w3069 - 23 September 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What measures have been put in place to ensure that farm workers have access to vital services such as the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 23 Sep 2022

1. The CCMA is in the third year of the operationalisation and implementation of ‘The Imvuselelo - The Revival - The 2020/2021-2024/2025 CCMA Strategy’ which commenced on 01 April 2020.

2. The 2022/2023 CCMA Annual Performance Plan (APP) outlines the programmes and activities to be implemented towards the achievement of the strategic intent of the Strategy.

3. The CCMA has identified the Agricultural sector ...

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