Minimum Wage Deliberations Deadlock

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Deliberations around minimum wage in Nedlac which was expected to end next month has resulted in deadlock. Concerns have been raised to whether the deadline around minimum wage will be achievable with a differing views on minimum wage.

Nedlac wants a minimum wage of R5000 where employers want minimum wage to be aligned to the lowest wage sectorial determination, that of domestic workers.

Issues around wage inequalities and slow implementation of minimum wage by the Department of Labour will draw out the ...

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Cabinet Decision To Revise The Immigration Amendment Acts and Regulations

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The Department of Home Affairs looks at the unintended consequences and mitigating factors relating to the implementation of the Immigration Amendment Act in May 2014. Changes include considering a long-term Multiple Entry Visa for a period exceeding 3 months and up to 3 years for frequent travellers (for business meetings), new VFS centres in Zimbabwe, United Arab Emirates and Botswana, consider a visa-waiver for India, China and Russia and opening two Business Visa Facilitation Centres in Durban and Port Elizabeth.
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In the Shoes of a Tax-compliant Expatriate

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VISITORS to the Philippines come for the beautiful islands, tropical weather, and exotic cuisine. It therefore comes as no surprise to find foreigners all over the Philippines. But they’re not all lounging by hotel pools — many of them are prowling the central business districts wearing suits, supervising projects in the red-hot business process outsourcing sector, among other industries currently attracting investment. Only a few startling statistics are necessary to demonstrate that quite a number of them are here for ...

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Where Is The Best Country To Be An Expat?

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People take photos with the skyline of the central business district shrouded by haze in Singapore September 10, 2015. The 3-hour PSI reading in Singapore was 174 at 1900 SGT (1100 GMT) on Thursday. REUTERS/Edgar Su – RTSHBZ

A new survey of 21,950 expatriates from around the world has crowned Singapore as the best place to be an expat. The Expat Explorer country league table, commissioned by HSBC and now in its eighth year, uses a variety of criteria including economics, ...

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