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South African Engineers and Founders Association

23 June 2022

This serves as a reminder that the employer contribution rates for the pension and provident funds will increase on 1 July 2022 by 0.1%, meaning that contributions from employers will increase to 7.7%, with the employee contribution remaining at 7.5%.  This is in accordance with the Funds Surplus Apportionment arrangements.

For more information, please visit the MIBFA website:

http://www.mibfa.co.za/downloads/EIPFcomm.pdf (Pension Fund Surplus Apportionment information)

http://www.mibfa.co.za/downloads/MIPFcomm.pdf (Provident Fund Surplus Apportionment information)

Please see note below for the levies and contributions which are applicable to SAEFA member companies:

MEIBC-MIBFA Levies and Contributions as at 1 July 2022

5 May 2022

Section 185 of the Labour Relations Act gives all employees the right not to be unfairly dismissed.  Yet many employers still make fundamental mistakes when taking corrective action against their employees.  As an employer, there is nothing more frustrating than having to compensate or reinstate an employee who has broken your rules.  The key to successful workplace discipline starts with understanding the principles of progressive discipline and ensuring you know the procedural requirements to ensure fairness. 

All too often, employers are ill prepared when taking disciplinary action against troublesome employees, particularly when it comes to conducting disciplinary enquiries.  Even if you have experienced expert consultants available to chair such enquiries, things will not go your way unless you prepare thoroughly and present a well prepared, structured case to maximize your chances of success.

SAEFA, in association with Gordon Angus and Associates, is running a one-day workshop to guide employers through the discipline provisions of the Labour Relations Act.  

For further details and to book your place please contact the office. 

 

 

23 June 2022

Please see letter below that may be issued to employees regarding wage increases for 1 July 2022:

Letter to Employees Wage Increases 1 July 2022

4 May 2022

The 2021/2024 TCOE Agreement Handbook provides an easy to read summary of the terms and conditions of employment applicable to SAEFA member employees.  Included in the Handbook:

  • Regulation of working time, including shift patterns, breaks, etc.               
  • Short time, lay-offs (including dealing with current issues such as load shedding) 
  • Payment of and deductions from earnings           
  • Leave (sick, annual, family responsibility, etc.)    
  • Allowances        
  • Annual shutdown            
  • Temporary Employment Services, Limited Duration Contracts, including pro-forma templates
  • Notice of termination
  • Security of employment and severance pay (retrenchments)
  • Negotiation procedure, levels of bargaining
  • Exemptions
  • Wage increases for 2022 and 2023
  • Technical Schedules

 If you would like to order a copy of the TCOE Agreement Handbook kindly email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 13 May 2022.

21 June 2022

Please join us for a free webinar, where we will take members through the wage increases due for 1 July 2022, as well as the procedure to be followed when applying for an exemption from the MEIBC.  The webinar will be hosted on the dates below:

We look forward to connecting with you.

4 March 2022

You are invited to attend a free briefing by the Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA). The briefing will be held on Tuesday,19 April 2022 at Reading Country Club and will commence at 13:00.

You are welcome to invite any colleagues in the industry who may be interested in attending.

The highly anticipated 2022 Strategic Intelligence Briefing helps top decision makers position themselves to anticipate rapid shifts in the domestic and global strategic environment. Drawing on closely guarded data, analysis, and polling information not available from any other source, the briefing covers the key driving forces shaping South Africa and the world, and spells out the implications for the investment and business environment.

 Towards South Africa's Tipping Point

A new strategic intelligence briefing by the Centre for Risk Analysis – South Africa’s leading political, social, and economic risk advisory group. 

 How the political ground shifted in 2021

  • Prospects for policy reform and economic recovery
  • The future of conflict and cohesion
  • The opposition challenge: focus vs fragmentation

Attendees will gain a unique understanding of their strategic environment and will be better placed to make sound long-term decisions, while protecting themselves against the risk of being blindsided by unanticipated developments.

In order to secure your seat kindly email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

13 June 2022

Please see document below regarding wage increases due 1 July 2022 for your information:

Wage Increases - 1 July 2022

29 March 2022

Pleasse be advised of our upcoming workshop, The TCOE Agreement Explained, to he held on 13 April 2022.

For further information and to book please contact the office.