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Public hearings to be held in Kimberley and Upington

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The Department of Employment and Labour’s Public Employment Services branch and Employment Services Board will host a stakeholder workshop on the national labour migration policy and employment services bill in Kimberley and Upington next week.

The Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi. File picture

THE DEPARTMENT of Employment and Labour’s Public Employment Services branch and Employment Services Board will host a stakeholder workshop on the national labour migration policy and employment services bill in Kimberley and Upington next week.

Public hearings will be held at the Horseshoe Motel on May 9 from 8 to 10am and at the Moonriver Guest House in Upington on May 10 from 8 to 10am.

Department of Employment and Labour spokesperson, Teboho Thejane, said the workshop was part of national consultations and public hearings to ensure that the public and stakeholders were sufficiently consulted.

“The national consultative series is intended to improve the governance and management of labour migration in South Africa.

“The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, published the National Labour Migration Policy and draft Employment Services Bill on February 28, giving the public 90 days to submit written submissions or inputs.”

Thejane added that stakeholders included national and provincial government departments, state owned companies, municipalities, employers, business, community and organised labour, religious leaders, parliamentarians, traditional leaders, research and academic institutions, international organisations, non-government organisations and Constitutional institutions.

“The employment services board will advocate legislation that will provide for public employment services through the establishment of schemes to promote the employment of young work seekers and other vulnerable persons, provide for schemes to assist employees in distressed companies to retain employment; facilitate the employment of foreign nationals in a manner that is consistent with the objects of this Act and the Immigration Act, provide for the registration and regulation of private employment agencies, provide for the establishment of Productivity South Africa, to provide for the establishment of supported employment enterprises; to provide for transitional provisions.”

Documents on the call for inputs are available on the website at www.labour.gov.za and the inputs to the policy documents can be sent to: [email protected]

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