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01
MAR

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE  | Mr Thembinkosi Mkalipi Chief Director: Labour Relations: Department of Labour

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE 
 
 
The new minimum wage of R21.69 for each ordinary hour worked officially took effect today, 1 March 2021. Sector-specific changes will also be intro-duced on the same day, including: Farmworkers are entitled to a minimum wage of R21.69 per hour; Domestic workers are entitled to a minimum wage of R19.09 per hour; Workers employed on an expanded public works pro-gramme are entitled to a minimum wage of R11.93 per hour.
 
To talk more in terms of the processes and enforcement 
 
Mr Thembinkosi Mkalipi
Chief Director: Labour Relations: Department of Labour
01
MAR

SHOP STEWARDS CORNER  Mugwena Maluleke General Secretary - SADTU

SHOP STEWARDS CORNER 
 
 
It is reported that public sector unions want a general salary rise of consumer infla-tion plus 4% for all workers, according to a labour document presented today as talks began over a new wage deal.
The list of 16 demands include better housing payments and a risk allowance of 12% of basic salary because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 
To talk more 
Mugwena Maluleke
General Secretary - SADTU
01
MAR

BUSINESS WRAP    Sinesipho Maninjwa CA and market analyst 

BUSINESS WRAP 
 
Sinesipho Maninjwa
CA and market analyst 

 
 
• Unions will ask for CPI plus 4% in 2021 public sector wage talks
• Bidvest still on the hunt for acquisitions as Covid-19 boosts hygiene demand
• SABC wants ‘household levy’ to fund public broadcasting
• Sea Harvest Limited financial results
25
FEB

KULTURE TALK | Professor Sarama Tsunoda 

KULTURE TALK 
 
Studying in a foreign country. Studying in Japan. 
 
 
Japan says it has a number of study opportunities, scholarships and bursaries, for international students who would like to study in that country. 
About 140,000 international students from more than 170 countries and re-gions of the world are studying at higher educational institutions in Japan. It says there are many scholarships for which one can apply there in Japan, and many of those cater for only students of foreign nationalities. These are also available to South Africans. 
 
These opportunities are available for those have recently passed their Matric, BUT ALSO to young people in their 20s and 30s (and even 40s), who would like to further their careers or broaden the scope of their opportunities.
 
 
To speak to us 
 
Professor Sarama Tsunoda 
Study Abroad Coordinator at the Study in Japan Global Network Project
24
FEB

2021 Budget Speech - The analysis  part 2

2021 Budget Speech - The analysis 

 
 
Guests: 
 
Busi Sibeko
Economist and researcher at the Institute for Economic Justice 

Isaah Mhlanga
Executive Chief Economist - Alexander Forbes Investments 

And 
 
Michael Sachs
Adjunct Professor at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the Univer-sity of the Witwatersrand

 
 
 
 
BUDGET SPEECH AUDIO
 
Mboweni - fiscal prudence the best way forward 
Mboweni - Senzo Mchunu working alongside the labour unions + Youth employ-ment services 
Mboweni - SARS
24
FEB

2021 Budget Speech - The analysis  Part 1

Guests: 
 
Busi Sibeko
Economist and researcher at the Institute for Economic Justice 

 
Isaah Mhlanga
Executive Chief Economist - Alexander Forbes Investments 

 
And 
 
Michael Sachs
Adjunct Professor at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the Univer-sity of the Witwatersrand

 
 
 
 
BUDGET SPEECH AUDIO
 
Mboweni - fiscal prudence the best way forward 
Mboweni - Senzo Mchunu working alongside the labour unions + Youth employ-ment services 
Mboweni - SARS
24
FEB

BUSINESS WRAP    Nolwandle Mthombeni  Market analyst

BUSINESS WRAP 
 
Nolwandle Mthombeni 
Market analyst 

 
 
• Budget in a nutshell
• Eskom unbundling expected to be completed by December 2022
• Government targets tax incentives because of ‘persistent trade-off
• Spur corporation trading statement
23
FEB

UBER CLASS ACTION  |  Richard Meeran  Head of International Claims Dept at Leigh Day (law firm)

UBER CLASS ACTION 
 
 
London-based law firm Leigh Day and Johannesburg-based Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys have announced plans to introduce a class action lawsuit against ride-sharing service Uber. The firms said that the class action will be filed in the Johannesburg Labour Court against Uber BV and Uber SA on behalf of South African Uber drivers.
The claim is based on the drivers’ entitlement to rights as employees under South African legislation and will seek compensation for unpaid overtime and holiday pay.
 
To speak to us 
 
Richard Meeran 
Head of International Claims Dept at Leigh Day (law firm)
22
FEB

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE  | Professor Moeketsi Letseka The UNESCO Chair on Open Distance Learning (ODL) at UNISA

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE 
 
The 2020 matric pass rate has dropped to 76.2% from 81.3% the previous year.  Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga made the announcement during the re-lease of the matric results this afternoon. The Class of 2020 is the seventh group of grade 12s to write their exams under the Curriculum and Assessment Policy State-ment (CAPS) system. It is also one of the most unique groups of matrics that finish the year amid tumultuous times, such as the global coronavirus pandemic.
 
To chat more 
 
 
To speak to us 
Professor Moeketsi Letseka
The UNESCO Chair on Open Distance Learning (ODL) at UNISA

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