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Patel briefing 8 May: Level four lockdown is fluid, not time-based

Level four is something of a testing ground to assess Covid-19 readiness for moving to levels three and two, to learn more about the challenges and states of readiness, trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel told an online webcast with business leaders on Friday organised by Business Leadership South Africa. He emphasised that government was
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New changes to South Africa’s coronavirus employee relief scheme and annual leave

The Department of Labour has published a new directive clarifying a number of issues around the Covid-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (TERS). The TERS applies to employers who are ‘facing distress, on lockdown and unable to pay salaries due to the lockdown. It is one of the key ways that the government is
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Safe Return To Work Health Planning Tools for Businesses

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have put together a number of workplace readiness tools to help businesses that are reopening to put in place the necessary occupational health and safety provisions to enable a safe Return2Work. The following documents has reference:   Workplace readiness practice note – provides minimum practice guidelines for all employers to resume operations
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A Schedule Of Services To Be Phased In As Per The Covid-19 Risk

ADJUSTED STRATEGY This document serves a draft framework for the risk-adjusted strategy to bring different sectors of the economy back to work. Classification of sector follows the Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) as published by Statistics South Africa. Where an entire division is permitted, it should be assumed that all subgroupings are permitted as well. Where
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MBA North – Building Tenders 27 April 2020 – 1 May 2020

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Call For The Designation Of Construction Sector As Essential Services

The construction industry has potential to create employment opportunities to cushion the impact of an anticipated increase in unemployment in the immediate aftermath of the current nation-wide lockdown. This is according to a submission made by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CCRR19TT) to motivate for a phased reactivation of the construction Sector. The
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MBA North – Building Tenders 20 April 2020 – 24 April 2020

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Corona Virus hurts already strained SA construction industry

Cash-flow woes to be aggravated by lockdown The Master Builders Association (MBA) North this week warned that the nationwide lockdown would have far-reaching consequences for the troubled construction industry. Mohau Mphomela, the executive director of MBA North, said the fact that all construction work had been put on hold for the lockdown period had caused
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MBA North – Building Tenders 06 April 2020 – 10 April 2020

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MBA North – Building Tenders 30 March 2020 – 04 April 2020

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