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BEE: A Failing fantasy

BEE: A Failing fantasy

BEE: A FAILING FANTASY by Gerhard Papenfus It was with an element of joy that I read about the President’s announcement, in terms of a number of reforms to improve business conditions in South Africa, to introduce the Public Procurement Bill, which will require organs...
Workmen Compensation Fund: Dysfunctional

Workmen Compensation Fund: Dysfunctional

WORKMEN COMPENSATION FUND DYSFUNCTIONAL by Gerhard Papenfus Dear employer As a result of NEASA’s first hand experiences dealing with the Workmen Compensation Fund, as well as numerous complaints received from employers, NEASA recently conducted a survey...
Unions strike: SAA ‘seconds from disaster’

Unions strike: SAA ‘seconds from disaster’

UNIONS STRIKE WHILE SAA IS … by Gerhard Papenfus Can a striking trade union ever find itself in a worse position than in negotiations with a bankrupt employer? When an employer has no assets and the bank refuses to grant further credit, what is there to...
The Steel Downstream cannot be AMSA’s saving grace

The Steel Downstream cannot be AMSA’s saving grace

DUTIES ON STEEL IMPORTS THE STEEL DOWNSTREAM CANNOT BE AMSA’s SAVING GRACE by Gerhard Papenfus Although it is unfortunate that it has come to this, the reality is that, in respect of protectionist duties on steel imports, government will have to choose between the...

THE STEEL DOWNSTREAM CANNOT BE AMSA’s SAVING GRACE

12 November 2019Although it is unfortunate that it has come to this, the reality is that, in respect of protectionist duties on steel imports, government will have to choose between the protection of an unprofitable, struggling ArcelorMittalSA (AMSA), employing 9000...