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employment thumb100 The Citizen reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) this week outlined myriad procedures that businesses hiring local and foreign nationals should follow.  

This came amid the continued clampdown by government officials on employers who were non-compliant with various SA laws.  DEL spokesperson Mishack Magakwe, who confirmed that various local businesses were to be targeted for inspection “from time to time”, said it was “important for an employer who has a vacant post to advertise it in the local media – newspaper or online”.  Magakwe explained:  “The local citizens then get first chance to take up that employment opportunity by submitting their applications for the post to the employer.  If the employer finds suitable candidates for the post, he then hires from the local pool of applications and the matter is closed.”  However, in the event where all the submitted local applications do not satisfy the employer’s minimum requirements, namely competencies, education and work experience for the vacant post, “the employer may consider hiring a foreign national”.  This report goes on to indicate procedures to be followed once the employer has reached a stage of considering hiring an employee.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Brian Sokutu at The Citizen


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