In an effort to ramp up its inspections, the Department of Employment and Labour’s inspectors will visit 839,000 workplaces over the next five years.

Minister Thulas Nxesi, delivering his department’s 2022/2023 budget this week, said these inspections play an important role in promoting a culture of equality and fair treatment in workplaces.

The Minister says enhancing social security for South African employees is one of his biggest priorities.

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Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says several audits and other anti-corruption initiatives have been launched to recover funds stolen from State coffers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nxesi delivered his Department’s 2022/2023 budget vote this week and said corruption in state entities should be fought at all costs.

The Minister says Departmental officials, working with auditors and law-enforcement agencies, are hard at work to recover these stolen monies.

Nxesi says a lot of progress had been made in this regard.

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The Department of Home Affairs has released a list of scarce and critical skills, that are in high demand in the country, to help guide employers to prioritize the employment of people with these skills in the country.

Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi says the list would also be used to help employers to easier obtain work visas for skilled foreign employees.

The Minister says employers must then encourage these highly-skilled individuals to transfer their skills and knowledge to South Africans.

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Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says Government will introduce quotas on the number of documented foreign nationals, with work visas, that can be employed in SA’s major economic sectors.

Nxesi this week gave details on the National Labour Policy and the proposed amendments to the Employment Services Act.

He says the measures are aimed at limiting the number of documented foreign nationals employed in the country.

The Minister says the measures will be implemented in, among others, the agriculture, hospitality, and construction industries.

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