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Department of Labour in the North West province warns the public about bogus inspectors alleging to be from the Department

by lloyd last modified 2019-05-13 13:03


Department of Labour in the North West has learnt of a vehicle with Gauteng province registration numbers moving around the province, with its occupants claiming to be Labour inspectors. These imposters are targeting the business community in the province with Klerksdorp being the most targeted area, they extort money from them alleging it is for non compliance with labour laws and they issue fines that needs to be paid on the spot.

“We wish to inform the public that under no circumstances will the Labour inspectors issue on the spot fine for non compliance. In terms of non compliance, the Labour inspector  guided by the Labour Laws can only issue the following notices; 14 days undertaking for non compliance with the Basic Condition of Employment Act (BCEA), while for non compliance with  the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) an inspector can issue 60 days improvement notice and or 60 days contravention notice; and prohibition notice to stop operations which can be revoked after an institution has fixed the items of concern.” said Mr Andile Makapela, the North West Chief Director Provincial Operations.

Failure to adhere to the notices as listed above, the inspector can refer the non complying instruction to the Labour court or the Local Magistrate court  for further  adjudication.

“We therefore call upon any employer or company that might have came across these individuals to engage the North West Provincial Chief Inspector or the Local Labour Centre in their area for the matter to be investigated further so that the perpetrators can be brought to book ”. concludes Mr  Makapela.

The public can also call the Department’s Fraud Hotline to report their cases on 086 002 2194 or sent an email to


For enquiries:

Botsang Huma

Provincial Communication Officer

Department of Labour: North West

082 497 7438 

Issued by:

Department of Labour Spokesperson

Teboho Thejane

082 697 0694


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