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WSP and ATR deadline April 2017 – 7 March 2017

Well known BEE consultancy, EconoBEE, a division of the EconoServ group, is a successful leader in the BEE industry. We have many clients gaining value from our extensive experience. The good news is that we have expanded that process to EconoHR. EconoHR is a newly created division of EconoServ specialising...

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The CCMA – The documents needed, time scales and procedures? Answering affidavit, and the types of applications that can be made

Applications to the CCMA are dealt with in terms of Rule 31 of the rules of the CCMA. Various types of applications can be made, including for condonation, joinder, substitution, variation or rescission. Let us look at one of these as an example of what it entails to bring an...

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Kickstart 2017 – Events calendar – 6 February 2017

  2017 has already started off in an exciting and busy way. We can’t wait to help more companies comply and navigate their way around the complex legislation. Training and development has always been part of our culture. We have updated our events calendar for 2017 and have many exciting...

CCMA commissioners come down harshly upon employers – 15 November 2016

South Africa has possibly the most prescriptive and restrictive labour legislation in the world. Dismissals have to be both procedurally correct and substantively fair. Even if dismissals fulfill this requirement; many are challenged because although a CCMA application might be frivolous and vexatious; punitive costs awards against an ex-employee are...

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Empowering Supplier Temporarily Scrapped – 1 November 2016

    EconoBEE is an expert consultancy. Our advice has allowed many organisations to work through and implement long term sustainable strategies that remain inline with the essence of the BEE legislation. Our Managed Service is an effective consulting service to effectively manage BEE. Alternatively if you have a scheme...

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EE Compliance Requirements

#EECompliance Good Practice: Planning, Preparation, Implementation Employment Equity Plans The Department of Labour released the Code of Good Practice on Employment Equity Plans (EE Plans) on the 30th September 2016 after the document was issued for public comment on the 3rd September 2016. The objective of this code is to...

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Draft Construction Sector Code Workshop – 11 October 2016

        Draft Construction Sector Workshop The draft construction sector code has been signed for approval by the minister of the DTI. The draft construction sector code will now be available for a 60 day commentary period. The commentary period will end in December 2016 and will most...

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Invitation: Labour Law – 28 September 2016

      EconoServ expands: Labour Law Labour law is an important aspect of your business.  It is fraught with problems if done incorrectly, but a breeze if all procedures are followed. No one likes appearing in the CCMA, or paying money for making a mistake. EconoHR is launching a...

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EE and Demographics

The demographics of South Africa are roughly 90% African, Coloured, Indian and 10% White, unfortunately most demographics of companies are far from this. The EE act aims to redress this issue and improve the demographics through good skills development and mentoring of individuals to be promoted. Compliance with the Employment...

Equal pay for equal work

The concept of equal work for equal pay is one of the main amendments to the act and entails remuneration of staff that do the same or similar job. But can depend on the performance between the individuals, length of service or qualification and competence

Better employee, employer relations

Employees are arguably the most valuable asset in a business. Employees can assist your business grow, similarly they can be extremely harmful. Understanding where everyone stands in terms of the acts is an excellent method to ensure continued success. Avoid any animosity between employees, understand employee limitations and manage employees...

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Mentorship

A huge part of the success of learnerships and specific learning programmes is mentorship or simply asking the employee how it is going an encourage them to do better. This process can often be time consuming anf fruitless if you don’t even have the correct documentation. Our SD managed service...

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ICT Sector Code is a Shambles

The recently gazetted ICT code is causing lots of unhappiness. One of the more controversial issues is the dti has changed the points to levels table. Level ICT points Amended Codes Points 1 >120 >100 2 115-120 95-100 3 110-115 90-95 4 100-110 80-90 5 95-100 75-80 6 90-95 70-75...

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BEE Commission Takes Aim at Ownership Schemes – EconoBEE Newsletter – 22 September 2016

  Ownership trusts have been an extremely common substitute for Ownership transactions. Trusts and similar schemes always had a dark cloud sitting over them because many believed they didn’t correctly follow the BEE legislation. Breaking news: This week The BEE Commissioner made her first moves at defining the status of...

BEE Commission Takes Aim at Ownership Schemes

The BEE Commissioner is doing an excellent job combating fronting. In a short space of time the Commissioner, Zodwa Ntuli has issued Practice Guides, and issued notices to various organisations she felt who were not following the spirit and intention of the codes. The latest media release concerns a consultancy...

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Approved Auditors No Longer Allowed to Consult on BEE

By Lianne Levenstein, CEO of EconoBEE, a BEE advisory firm Now that the IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors) is ceasing its BEE regulation activities, auditors and agencies will have to cut down on their consulting work. SANAS (South African National Accreditation System) frowns on verification agencies doing any consulting...

Draft Construction Sector Codes Launch

Huge Impact on Construction Companies. Severely affects businesses with a turnover of under R10 million pa By Lianne Levenstein, CEO of EconoBEE, a BEE advisory firm Thabo Masombuka, CEO of the Construction Sector Council, has launched the draft Construction Sector Codes for comment before the final version. Quite unexpectedly there...

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PPPFA Draft Regulations Published – EconoBEE Newsletter – 20 June 2016

        PPPFA Draft Regulations Published National treasury published draft PPPFA Regulations on 14th June 2016. The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act covers how organs of state must publish and evaluate tenders. These new regulations will replace the 2011 regulations when they come into effect. EconoBEE is holding...

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Acting BEE commissioner speaks at EconoBEE event – EconoBEE Newsletter – 15 June 2016

  Acting BEE commissioner speaks at EconoBEE event On the 13th May 2016 EconoBEE was proud to host the acting BEE Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli at our monthly client breakfast. We had a fantastic event with over 80 professional business people from a wide variety of business interests. We host informative...

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Skills Development vs SED – EconoBEE Newsletter – 21 April 2016

Skills Development vs SED The Amended Codes of Good Practice list five separate elements in terms of which an entity must score points in order to become compliant. Two of the five elements are Skills Development and Socio Economic Development (SED). These elements are separate and distinct, and therefore it...

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The Fine Line Between Skills Development and Socio Economic Development

The Amended Codes of Good Practice list five separate elements in terms of which an entity must score points in order to become compliant. Two of the five elements are Skills Development and Socio Economic Development (SED). These elements are separate and distinct, and therefore it is essential that an...