Amazon opens new offices in Johannesburg, and has a number of vacancies available.
Employers who do not take adequate steps to eliminate harassment or deal with cases appropriately may be held liable for the conduct of their employees who harass others, according to the Department of Employment and Labour’s director for employment equity, Ntsoaki Mamashela. Meanwhile the government increases its wage offer to public sector workers to three percent, while the Public Servants Association seeks 6.5 percent. Sasol will host a virtual STEAMI career showcase, and Amazon’s new offices in Johannesburg offer a number of new jobs.
Sasol’s virtual career showcase
Sasol Techno X 2022 will be virtually showcasing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Innovation (STEAMI) to South Africa’s next generation of leaders and innovators from 12 to 16 September.
Noxolo Kahlana, head of Sasol Foundation, said, “As one of the country’s leading STEAMI employers, we urge young people to learn more about the field by taking part in this event and to consider applying for a Sasol Foundation bursary if they are thinking about a career with great prospects and stimulating opportunities.”
State offers public servants a three percent increase
Unions involved in the public sector wage discussions have received a revised offer of three percent, under the conciliation process with government, which aims to prevent a public servants strike.
The Public Servants Association (PSA) assistant general manager Reuben Maleka confirmed to Fin24 that the government's latest offer was a three percent wage increase plus cash gratuity of R1,000.
The PSA, which reportedly has 235,000 members, is now demanding a 6.5 percent increase.
Employers may be held liable for harassment in the workplace
Employers who do not take adequate steps to eliminate harassment or deal with cases appropriately may be held liable for the conduct of their employees who harass others, according to the Department of Employment and Labour’s director for employment equity, Ntsoaki Mamashela.
Mamashela, who was speaking at a departmental roadshow, said this was in terms of section 60 of the Employment Equity Act.
She said that any allegation of harassment by an employee brought to the attention of the employer requires the employer to consult all relevant parties, take the necessary steps to address the complaint in accordance with the Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
Amazon opens new office in Jhb
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a new office in Johannesburg, adding to its growing presence in the country.
“Johannesburg offers an incredible talent pool of highly skilled and creative people. It is home to many notable South African enterprises leading the way in digital innovation as well as fast-growing startups,” said Chris Erasmus, country manager at AWS.
There are a number of job opportunities available at the new office, including vacancies for software development, sales, engineers, partner trainers, consultants and engagement managers for the public sector.