Author: Keith Levenstein

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Financial Sector Codes and Construction Sector Codes – Our comments

The dti minister, Dr Rob Davies has today (1 December 2017) gazetted the Financial Sector Codes (FSC) and the Construction Sector Codes. The FSC in particular has been long awaited. Until now the financial sector had been using the original financial sector codes which gave all in the FSC an...


Traditional healer (Sangoma) medical certificates – a sensitive issue where employers need to tread carefully

Traditional healer (Sangoma) medical certificates The issue of medical certificates that come from traditional healers is a sensitive issue that needs employers to tread carefully. Legal Traditional Health Practitioners Act 22 of 2007 Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997   Resource: Traditional Health Practitioners Act   Let’s first determine...

Insubordination vs. Insolence

Insubordination vs. Insolence – how to distinguish and address ambiguity

Employers and Human resources personnel experience a common problem distinguishing between insubordination and insolence. Let’s first define the two terms in order to eradicate the grey area that exists: Insubordination refers to the intentional refusal to obey an employer’s lawful and reasonable orders. Insolence refers to cheeky, rude, abusive or...