2022-w2175 - 05 July 2022

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether he and/or his department hosted a reception in connection with his recent Budget Speech; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the total cost of the specified reception?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 5 Jul 2022

The Budget Vote speech for Vote 31: Employment and Labour took place via a virtual platform.

In this respect, no reception took place regarding the Budget Vote s peech, therefore no cost was incurred.

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2022-w2235 - 01 July 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What total amount (a) has the (i) department, (ii) Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and (iii) Compensation Fund spent on legal cases in the past five years and (b) of the specified legal fees were as a result of cases brought against the department, UIF and/or Compensation Fund?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 1 Jul 2022

1. The Department of Employment and Labour incurred the R 68, 391, 612.98 in respect of legal fees.

  • The table below shows a breakdown of the legal fees paid for a five period:

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

Total

R 12 795 110.78

R 16 062 038.78

R 14 247 235.29

R 9 443 086.69

R 15 844 141.44

R 68 391 ...

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2022-w2176 - 01 July 2022

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What incentives, since 29 May 2019, has his department (a) proposed and (b) introduced in order for the private sector to create jobs?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 1 Jul 2022

1. The Department has provided incentives through funding provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund to different private sector institutions for job creation interventions.

The UIF has set aside R 551 million for the three projects to benefit 19 921 beneficiaries in KwaZulu-Natal in the following skills disciplines: 14 771 Chief Food Handlers; 5 000 Enterprise Development (mixed farming systems); and 150 Fibre Optic Technicians. ...

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2022-w2177 - 30 June 2022

Michael John Cardo to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether any of the existing (a) functions, (b) responsibilities and/or (c) programmes of (i) his department and (ii) departmental entities reporting to him are being transferred to Productivity South Africa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) are they and (bb) is the rationale in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 30 Jun 2022

The Department of Employment and Labour, as a consequence of the change in its mandate is in a process of internal engagement on the reconfiguration of the Department. The could be functions that are transferred to certain entities of the Department, including Productivity South Africa. For now, no such a decision has been made but purely suggestions.

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2022-w2236 - 30 June 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) is the total number of identified employers that should contribute towards the Compensation Fund and (b) total number of employers have filled their annual returns in the 2021 Return on Earnings year?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 30 Jun 2022

(a) The total number of identified employers that should contribute towards the Compensation Fund as at 31 May 2022 is 520 860.

(b) The total number of employers who had submitted the 2021 ROE by the end of 31 May 2022 is 204 822

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2022-w2237 - 30 June 2022

Constance Nonhlanhla Mkhonto to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 621 on 12 March 2022, wherein he stated that there are 28 596 users registered on CompEasy compared to 45 336 that were registered on the previous system, the 28 596 number reported exclude Compensation Fund users and relates to employers only; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what total number of the (a) 28 596 users are registered employer representatives and (b) users are registered representatives of medical service providers (2) what (a) are the reasons that there is such a massive difference of 16 740 users between currently registered users versus previously registered users and (b) happened to the users previously transacting with the Compensation Fund who are not registered any longer?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 30 Jun 2022

1. The 28 596 are users registered in the Compensation Fund’s CompEasy system of which:

a) 14 974 are Employer representatives

b) 10 632 are Medical Service Provider representatives and; 2 990 are Third Party users representing either Medical Service Providers or Employers, or both.

2. 

a) Reasons why more users registered in previous systems versus now is unknown.

b). A communication was sent ...

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2022-w2238 - 30 June 2022

Makosini Chabangu to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to his reply to question 483 on 11 March 2023, wherein he mentioned that 39 057 medical invoices were rejected in the 2021-22 financial year, what are the top five reasons for the rejections in numbers?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 30 Jun 2022

The top Five rejection reasons for medical invoices:

 

Rejection Reason

Number of invoices

No medical report

11 759

No Pre-authorisation

8 098

Duplicate invoice

4 112

Liability not accepted

1 972

Exempted Employer claim

1 078

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2022-w2309 - 24 June 2022

Bhekizizwe Nivard Luthuli to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)Whether his department has a record of any cases of non-compliance with basic conditions of employment and other labour practices by bus operators; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the total number of such cases and (b) are the circumstances surrounding each case; whether his department works closely with the SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC), the enforcement agency for non-compliance with labour laws in the bus sector; if not, why not; if so, what (a) cases have been addressed by the SARPBC in the past year and (b) resolutions were reached in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 24 Jun 2022

(1) The Department has no jurisdiction in the sector due to the fact that there is a Bargaining Council in place.

(2) The Department collaborates with Bargaining Councils on a needs basis. There has not been any meeting between the SARPBC.

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2022-w2320 - 24 June 2022

Ciliesta Catherine Shoana Motsepe to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether his department has undertaken a study to ascertain if there are still retailers who pay their workers less than R3 500 per month; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how widespread is the exploitative practice and (b) what are the names of the retailers?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 24 Jun 2022

I think it’s important to explain firstly that the legislated national minimum wage (NMW) is not R3500 per month but R23.19 per hour payable for the numbers of ordinary hours worked.

The NMW Act requires the NMW Commission to review the NMW annually and to make recommendations to me on any adjustment of the NMW. In undertaking this function, the Commission is expected to ...

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2022-w2031 - 03 June 2022

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether he has developed a strategy to respond to the technological developments in the transport system such as e-hailing, to ensure that those working in the industry have their rights protected as workers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 3 Jun 2022

In dealing with the digital economy, the Honourable member will know that the President has established a commission. Amongst the others, the Commission is to assist the government in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital economy. The work of the Commission will be tabled at NEDLAC for further discussion on how to come up with policies that will respond to the ...

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