SA HR news roundup: Labour advice app launched, bursaries in energy leadership

The CCMA and BUSA launch free-to-use labour advice app.

SAPS announces its intention to go on a massive recruitment drive in 2022, while the mining sector sets its sights on an 80 percent vaccination target level. Meanwhile, the CCMA and BUSA offer practical labour-related guidance and support through a free-to-use app, and energy leadership bursaries are available at Wits Business School.

Mining sets sights on reaching vaccination target
The mining industry has surpassed the 300,000 milestone for fully and partially vaccinated employees and contractors.

This means that more than two-thirds of the industry’s 450,000 employees and contractors are now fully and partially vaccinated. The sector has set an 80 percent vaccination target level.

The Minerals Council South Africa has urged all unvaccinated employees to get the vaccine to protect their families and friends at the start of the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections.

CCMA, BUSA launch labour advice app
The CCMA and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has launched a free-to-use labour advice app, offering practical labour-related guidance and support to South African small businesses and other interested persons.

The app allows access to a repository of employment law resources, such as employment contract templates, information on CCMA processes, CCMA information sheets, infographics, guidelines on recruitment and on how to manage the employment relationship in terms of the law, procedural guidance on fair disciplinary and incapacity procedures, information on how to terminate employment contracts in a way that respects the rights of both parties, and access to important, up-to-date resources on the effective and compliant management of Covid-19 in the workplace.

Bursaries for energy leadership post-grad
The South African-German Energy Programme and Capacitates for the Energy Transition is offering a limited number of bursaries for students who choose the electricity stream course as part of their postgraduate diploma in management in Energy Leadership at Wits Business School.

The bursaries will cover 100 percent of the academic fees for the seven electricity-orientated courses.

The programme also comprises four core compulsory modules, which encompass an overview of energy value chains, issues of environmental sustainability, leadership fundamentals and financial modelling.

SAPS plans big recruitment drive in 2022
Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale says the South African Police Service (SAPS) plans to go on a massive hiring drive in 2022.

SAPS employees work across a range of sectors including administration, visible policing and crime intelligence, with salaries averaging at R206,000 for the lowest skills level.

This rises to an average salary of R1,435,000 for senior management and executive employees.