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Questions tagged [south-africa]

workplace cultures, customs, or laws in South Africa.

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Can work mandate social activities in South Africa [closed]

Can management force you to partake in social activities in South Africa i.e. can employers make social activities (or part of it) mandatory? Is there any legislation that can assist me and if so can ...
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An employee ignores direct order not to trade in competition against us in her off time [closed]

We asked our employees who are married to each other to stop trading at a local club selling food as it is a conflict of interest even though it is on their off days. We also sell food and have a pub ...
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How do I move forward after a misunderstanding at our year end function?

Last night we had our year end function at a local restaurant where a couple of tables were arranged to form one big square table. At one stage a colleague who was sitting next to me moved a few ...
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Don't know where I belong, still being treated like intern at current company

Some context: At the beginning of this year, my colleague and I was sent from the media company we worked as interns for a year, to be based at the media company's main software development house; a ...
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Possiblity of moonlighting via a third-person

Given that one is contractually bound by a non-moonlighting clause, is it a possible loop-hole to provide expertise via a proxy? Scenario If my previous employer wishes to procure my expertise and ...
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How to deal with company taking too long to follow up from verbal notifications?

My coworker and I are both web developers who graduated from a 12-month internship program in December 2017. The contract which we signed at the end of the program stated that we were to undergo ...
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How to negotiate an incentive for new idea [closed]

The company which I work for has a program whereby employees may propose new innovations/ideas for an incentive. I have never submitted anything nor heard of anybody who has. So I do not know what ...
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Fair treatment for employees always late due to public transport

I have 4 people in my team who use Public Transport - trains. They live on different sides of town, so don't take the same lines. Two are always on time. The other two (coming from the opposite side) ...
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How to deal with exhaustion when I just started a new job

I started at my new job about a week ago as a web developer. I simply love the place and the people are super caring and wonderful. I have already been given a project with a set deadline like ...
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How much authority does HR actually have?

Everyone's favorite enemy: Human-Resources. I have the perception that people in HR think they have more influence than they actually do. Background: I work in a rather large software company. Some ...
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Will pregnancy affect my chance of getting the job? [closed]

I applied for a position and when I got a call for the first interview o already knew I was about 10 weeks pregnant. I got called back for the second interview (which is in two days). After much ...
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Given an ultimatum, threatened with dismissal

I work for a Mobile GIS company in South Africa with roughly 40 or so employees. This is my first job after finishing university. On Wednesday, after working here for about 8 months (and to my immense ...
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Unethical conduct in the workplace [closed]

I've briefly read information on harrasment at work from south african law perspective. They suggest that a witness should corroborate the discriminating statements made by co-worker. A brief story ...
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Requesting a shortened notice period during probation.

My probation period at my place of work is six months, and I am still under probation. My contract states that during probation, the company has the option of terminating my contract with one week's ...
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Are UK accounting laws compatible with South African accounting laws?

My mother is in South Africa. She has British Passport and would like to return to the UK. At present, she is a bookkeeper in South Africa but as I understand it, different countries have different ...
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Declined job offer with recruiter after signing employer contract [closed]

My situation, Location South Africa with regards to Labour Law I got a job offer through a recruitment agency which I subsequently signed, when handing in resignation to my current position (Hosted ...
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Interview question: What does your wife do for a living?

In the past two years I have gone for about six or so interviews. In at least four of those interviews I was asked if I am married, and following that question I am asked what my wife does / where she ...