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New minimum wage effective 1 March 2020

The Department of Employment and Labour and the minister of labour, Thulas Nxesi, has gazetted South Africa’s new general National Minimum Wage which will increase from R20 per hour to R20,76 as from 1 March 2020. This represents a 3,8% increase off the back of CPI figures. The unions argued that the level of R20 […]

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Finally graduated, what next?

In 2019, I become a graduate and I had heard stories about how life is after graduation. I had no idea, but I was hopeful and confident that I’d get employment. University students need to understand the importance of getting themselves ready to be employed, some get lucky to be appointed as permanent employees and […]

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Advice to graduates who are actively seeking a job

According to Statistics South Africa (2019) the burden of unemployment is highly focused on the youth (aged 15 – 34 years). In the first quarter of 2019, almost 4 in every 10 young people in the labour force did not have a job. Let’s be honest searching for a job is a full-time job.   […]

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Season’s Greetings and Happy 2020

From the Management and all Staff at Edge Group of Companies: “Celebrate the tradition of giving, the beauty of the season and a New Year of peace and happiness.” We wish you Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and a Happy New year! Note: Our offices will close from the 20th of December 2019 and reopen on […]

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Top Talent: People living with disabilities

Find a list of our Top candidates living with disabilities here. Contact Tara on tara@edgenabled.co.za We will be happy to arrange an exploratory discussion with you EDGE further just celebrated our 8th Birthday in providing exceptional partnerships translating into meaningful value. Some of our other value added services include: Talent Mapping Headhunting Executive search and […]

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Employment Equity – Minister threatening with the big stick

Latest statistics on Employment Equity that was released on 27 August 2019 only showed marginal movement to diversity over the last 20 years.   The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report for 2018 still reflects a picture where top, senior and professionals are still dominated by white men in the workplace. White men represented just […]

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I have employed a foreign national without a work permit. WHAT NOW?

In terms of the Immigration Act of South Africa, no person is allowed to knowingly employ an illegal foreigner. Foreigners require valid work visas to work in South Africa and often these visas are linked to a specific employer and are not transferable. Section 49(3) of the Immigration Act makes provision for a fine or […]

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The Department of Labour is coming for an inspection, What now?

Don’t panic, be prepared and you should pass with flying colours. Labour inspectors are appointed by the department of labour and can visit your premises at any time to ensure compliance with relevant labour legislation. These visits normally last a couple of hours, depending on the size of the organisation. During the inspection, a labour […]

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Lying on your CV – Now you can go to jail

The day has finally arrived.The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, 2019, was recently signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Under the Amendments Act, job seekers lying on their CV could get a hefty fine or up to five years in jail or both. As  professionals in the recruitment industry, we are often faced […]

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Unemployment. Have we reached the point of no return?

The current unemployment rate has reached a staggering 29% putting South Africa at the forefront of a national crises. These recently published results are at a 16 year high with 6.7 million unemployed people in this country and more than 70% of unemployed people being in the job market for a year or longer. Approximately 150 thousand graduates […]

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