Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services hosts advocacy seminars in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
21 August 2023

The Department of Employment and Labour's Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch will conduct two advocacy seminars, one on informal economy and another on labour legislation issues on 23 and 24 August 2023 respectively.

The seminars, held in collaboration with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration as well as the uMhlathuze Municipality will take place at Mark Strasse Civic Centre in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal.

Under the theme: “Benefitting on Change" and “Paying the National Minimum Wage is the Right Thing to Do," the objectives of the seminars are to educate and create awareness on the benefits of formalisation of informal businesses into the formal economy and compliance to labour laws as well as to inform and educate both employers as well as employees along with their organisations on labour legislation such as the National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA), Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) plus the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) processes.

“The sessions are aimed at protecting vulnerable workers by encouraging compliance with labour laws to both employers and employees. In addition, we highlight the processes that are involved when dealing with the CCMA on issues of noncompliance.

This is derived from the main aim of the IES branch, which is to empower through educating and sharing information with employers and employees with the main purpose of improving compliance and ensure the realisation of decent work," said Dr Pravine Naidoo, Director: Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations.

Registration starts at 09:30 and the seminar 10:00 at Mark Strasse Civic Centre, Richards Bay.

The Media is invited to attend and for more information, contact.

Teboho Thejane

Departmental Spokesperson

082 697 0694



Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour