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DEL commends high rate of labour legislation compliance in Sarah Baartman District

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DEL has applauded the high rate of labour legislation compliance in Sundays River Valley, noting with concern instances of employers underpaying employees and illegal immigrant employment impacting unemployment.

On Monday, 13 September 2021, the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) applauded the high compliance rate with labour legislation in Sundays River Valley, with noted concerns. DEL inspectors, accompanied by the Department of Home Affairs and Health, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Sundays River Valley Municipality, have been conducting inspections in the area since Monday, 6 September 2021.

Five compliance orders and one written undertaking are confirmed to have been issued to non-compliant employers found to be underpaying their employees. A sum of R109 786.77 for underpayment of salaries was recovered from employers not paying according to the prescribed rates.

Head of Department, Nomfundo Douw-Jack was encouraged by the high rate of compliance with labour legislation, which reportedly stood at 96 percent in week one of inspections. However, she noted that the continued scourge of illegal immigrant employment remains a concern which impacts unemployment negatively.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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