Department of Employment and Labour discusses enforcement of NMW and conditions of employment in Hospitality Sector in Durban
9 March 2020

​​​​The Department of Employment and Labour will host a Hospitality Sector seminar, a sector which it has identified as high risk when it comes to compliance with labour laws.


The Hospitality Sector seminar is part of the Department's Inspections and Enforcement Services (IES) branch advocacy campaign to educate its stakeholders about compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act and other labour legislation, and also aims to encourage knowledge sharing between stakeholders in the sector with Government.


The event follows a number of inspection blitzes in the past that highlighted the need for an advocacy session with the sector. The inspections were conducted to determine the employers' compliance with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, implementation of sectoral determination, and the newly promulgated National Minimum Wage.  


The seminar will be held under the theme: “Paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the right thing to do". The Hospitality Sector seminar will be held next week in Durban.


The Department expects to attract delegates from captains of the industry, employer organisations, union representatives and other interested stakeholders.


The Hospitality Sector in terms of Sectoral Determination covers among others: hotels, motels, inns, resorts, game lodges, guest houses, guest farms or bed and breakfast establishments. It also includes short stay accommodation, self-catering, time shares, camps, caravan parks, restaurants, pubs, taverns, cafés, tearooms, coffee shops, fast food outlets, snack bars, industrial or commercial caterers, function caterers, contract caterers and includes all activities or operations incidental to or subsequent on any of the activities mentioned above.


During the seminar the Department plans to unveil a report of a blitz inspection of the sector in KwaZulu-Natal.  


Some of the issues that will come under the spotlight during the seminar will include: the NMW and Basic Conditions of Employment Act amendments; Compensation for Occupational Injuries Diseases Act; the Unemployment Insurance Benefits amendments; and NMW reported cases with the CCMA.


Media is invited to attend the seminar.


The seminar is scheduled as follows:


When: Thursday, 19th March 2020        

Time: 08h30–14h00

Venue: Garden Court South Beach, 73 OR Tambo Parade, Durban


For more information contact:


Nhlanhla Khumalo

Provincial Communication Officer (KwaZulu-Natal)

Tel:  031 366 2018

Mobile: 066 488 0265






Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour​