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Labour Minister Oliphant heads to Western Cape to enforce labour laws

by lloyd last modified 2012-03-09 02:53

13 March 2012

THE Honourable Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant will lead the inspections blitz on the agricultural sector on the farms of Paarl, which will be followed by the public participation programme (Imbizo) at the Mbekweni Sports Field, on the 16 and 17 March 2012 respectively.  

Forty-four farms will be inspected to ensure compliance on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act as well as for Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

On Friday at 14h00 the Minister will hold a media briefing on the outcomes of the blitz inspection at the Diemersfontein Country House, Paarl.

Local communities will have an opportunity to engage with the minister at the public participation programme which will be held at Mbekweni Sports Field, Mbekweni Township at 9h00 , were they will be able to raise their issues regarding their workplaces experiences. Mbekweni lies 50 kilometres away from Cape Town.

The public participation programme will also be attended by other government departments including Home Affairs, Social Development, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, South African Social Security Agency and the Drakenstein Local Municipality. The departments will also use this opportunity to exhibit and share information about the services they provide.

The aim of the event is to engage all the employees particularly the farm workers by bringing the services of the Department of Labour to the people. The department is striving to promote equal working relations with all its stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery.

 

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Nikiwe Vuba

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E-mail: nikiwe.vuba@labour.gov.za


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