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Department of Labour’s Service Delivery Campaign yielding positive results

by lloyd last modified 2019-03-25 11:59

20 September 2018

Department of Labour’s Service Delivery Campaign initiated by the Director General, Thobile Lamati is yielding positive results as Makwane community members could not mince their words as they sang praises for benefiting from this campaign. These praises emanated from the inroads the Department continues to make in changing their lives for the better. The Thuma Mina slogan was given expression during the door to door campaign embarked upon to solicit employment opportunities from different employers within the Maluti-A-Phofung municipality.

To that effect, a total of 660 job opportunities from different companies were received and registered on the departmental database for possible placement. In addition to that 193 work seekers were provided with employment counselling with a total of 339 CVs registered on the departmental database.

“This is such a huge achievement, taking into account the socio-economic conditions and the high rate of unemployment scourge we continue to fight. This is such a commendable and tremendous progress towards meaningful strides made to change the status quo for the better. It is also so astonishing that as part of this campaign, Public Employment Services, a branch within the Department, placed 5 work seekers in employment opportunities yesterday, and undertook to continue on that trajectory until all registered opportunities are filled.

This is a legacy we all ought to strive to leave behind post this campaign, and are therefore calling on other employers to play their part by registering available opportunities with the Department to ensure registered work seekers are matched,” said Nomfundo Douw-Jack – Chief Director: Provincial Operations in the Free State.

Unemployment Insurance fund assisted 199 clients and 15 applications were processed, approved and paid a total of R 125 437.00 instantly. Compensation Fund had a total of 57 clients and calculated 5 permanent disablements for which a whopping R54 763.55 was paid to the affected clients immediately. In addition to this, R190 646.48 was also paid immediately to settle medical accounts.

Labour Inspectors also visited different workplaces to conduct inspections and issued 1 prohibition notice in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Two employers were found not complying with the New National Minimum Wage Act and Compliance Orders will be issued upon finalization of calculations of the under payment of wages or salaries

One Compliance Order for failure to comply with the Unemployment Insurance Act and the employer was instructed to register as an employer with the Unemployment Insurance Fund and declare the personal details of employees, the remuneration that they received, the hours that they are expected to work per month, the commencement date of employment and any changes to the information so submitted. One Written Undertaking was secured with the employer to declare the details of employees to the Fund. Two employers refused inspections and subpoenas issued for 26 March and 02 April 2019 respectively.

In an effort to ensure that a full basket of government services is offered, other government departments and state agencies continued to render their services. To that effect, the Department of Health tested 94 clients for HIV, 54 clients were tested for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure whilst another 94 clients were tested for TB. CCMA also assisted 64 clients, Post Office 13, Maluti TVET College 27, South African Association of Youth Clubs 44, and Namahadi Thusong Service Centre 20. The Department of Home Affairs assisted 4 Lesotho nationals, received 17 Smart card requests, 2 applications of birth certificates and assisted 1 client with duplicate ID numbers

The campaign trail will now head to Namahadi were similar services will be rendered.

The schedule for other areas is as follows;

QWAQWA

 

SEBAKA

SETSI TSA PHANO YA DITSHEBELETSO

LETSATSI

NAKO

Namahadi

Traditional Council Office

21/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Mabolela

Traditional Council Office

22/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Phomolong

Traditional Council Office

22/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Dinkweng

Traditional Council Office

25/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Thibella

Traditional Council Office

26/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Thaba Tshweu

Traditional Council Office

27/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Bolata

Traditional Council Office

28/03/2019

08H00-17H00

Monontsha

Monontsha Primary School

29/03/2019

08H00-17H00

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For enquiries:

Josial Ramokoena
Provincial Communication Officer: Free State
0760928157
josial.ramokoena@labour.gov.za

Issued by:

Teboho Thejane
Departmental Spokesperson
082 697 0694

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