Home Affairs clamps down on illegal immigrant employment

It is now a matter of when and not if companies employing foreign nationals will be audited by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The arrest of at least 25 illegal foreign nationals at the beginning of May by the Cape Town Police, accompanied by officials from the...

Global Refer launches to SA’s talent sourcing sector

Social recruitment has now become available to the South African business sector, with the launch of Global Refer, which offers an easy way for a user to sign-up, create a job ad and then share it to their network on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. “The platform...

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect “a knock on the door” from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, the director from the DHA’s corporate account unit, Ben Makhalemele...

Nerd academy programme launches in the Karoo

A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com. With an estimated 45% unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape, the tech hub has launched a free programme called...

SAPA opts for limited voluntary deductions

In reviewing the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) and the National Treasury’s joint consultation paper for regulatory proposals on payroll deductions, Arlene Leggat, an executive of the South African Payroll Association (SAPA) has suggested that...

Call for data scientist sponsors

South Africa’s first dedicated data science facility Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) is appealing to corporate South Africa to sponsor 300 data science interns in 2019. The Cape Town-based academy was launched just over six months ago, with founder sponsor...