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What constitutes a “valid” medical certificate?

The abuse of sick leave is costing employers millions if not billions of rands every year in South Africa. In order to address this we will have to go back to basics and determine whether a medical certificate is a valid certificate that would justify the payment of the employee from his or her sick leave entitlement. Section 23 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act deals with proof of incapacity: 23.

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Breaking News: Bill review change tack from BCEA and LRA to the Employment Equity Bill and the new Public Employment Services Bill

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Deliberations between the Department of Labour (DoL) and Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Labour - to review Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill were nearing an end and the focus now shifts to the Employment Equity (EE) Bill and the new Public Employment Services (PES) Bill.

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Sangoma sick note valid: Labour Appeal Court

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Three judges from the Labour Appeals Court delivered their verdict, saying the judgment was "something new", Beeld reported.

Johannah Mmelodi, who had already worked for the Kievitskroon Country Estate for eight years, attended in her own free time a course to become a traditional healer.

After completing the course, she asked for a month's unpaid leave to attend another course, to become a sangoma.

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