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					 Millennium Development Goals
 Progress Report 23 August 2011


      Department of Labour
Annexure to Economic Sectors and
 Employment Cluster Presentation




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   8 Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
Those marked in red are relevant to the ESEC and DoL’s Programmes:

    q MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

    q MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education

    q MDG 3: Promote gender and equality and empower women

    q MDG 4: Reduce child mortality

    q MDG 5: Improve maternal health

    q MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

    q MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

    q MDG 8: Develop global partnership for development



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    Department of Labour (DoL) Key Result Areas (KRA)

The DOL Strategic Plan (2011–2016) consists of the following Key Result Areas
(KRA’s):

KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

KRA 3: Protecting Vulnerable Workers

KRA 4: Strengthening Multilateral and Bilateral Relations

KRA 5: Strengthening Social Protection

KRA 6: Promoting Sound Labour Relations

KRA 7: Strengthening the Capacity of Labour Market Institutions

KRA 8: Monitoring the Impact of Legislation

KRA 9: Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Department
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Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and DoL Key Result
                        Areas
q   MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Ø   Target 1.1: Halve the proportion of people whose income is less than 1$
    per day.
Ø   Target 1.2: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work
    for all.

    §     Contribution by DoL to the MDG Targets

        KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

        KRA 3: Protecting Vulnerable Workers

        KRA 5: Strengthening Social Protection

        KRA 6: Promoting Sound Labour Relations




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Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and DoL Key Result
                        Areas
q   MDG 3: Promote gender and equality and empower women


KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

q   MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

q   MDG 8: Develop global partnership for development

    Ø Target 13: Address the special needs of the least developed countries.

    Ø Target 16: In cooperation with developing countries, develop and
      implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth.

§   Contribution by DoL to the MDG Targets

    KRA 4: Strengthening multilateral and bilateral relations


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            Programme 2:
Inspection and Enforcement Services
                (IES)




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MDG 3: Promote gender and equality and empower women

q KRA 3: Promoting equity in the labour market

Ø The Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) Branch has implemented
  Employment Equity Act since its promulgation.

Ø Labour Inspectors are inspecting workplaces for procedural compliance.

Ø Cases of alleged unfair discrimination have been referred to the Commission for
  Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Ø In the past few years designated employers have been subjected to a Director
  General (DG) Review process for substantive compliance to Employment Equity
  legislation.

Ø The reports show very little progress made to achieve equity in the workplace.


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MDG 3: Promote gender and equality and empower women

q KRA 3: Promoting equity in the labour market

Ø Technical Assistance Guidelines have been developed to assist in the
  implementation of the Act.

Ø Employment Equity Road Shows have been conducted to create awareness and
  assist employers in reporting.

Ø An Employment Equity system has been developed and employers can also
  submit their reports online.




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MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

q KRA 4: Protection of vulnerable workers

Ø Workers in specific sectors (Agriculture and domestic )of the Labour Market
  have been identified as vulnerable workers to which we focus our interventions.

Ø Sectoral Determinations, which set minimum employment conditions and
wages
  in these sectors have been promulgated for implementation.

Ø Labour Inspectors are responsible for inspections and enforcing compliance to
  these determinations

Ø In the past three years the department identified high risk and problematic
  sectors for blitz inspections.

Ø Specific programs are also piloted and implemented to increase awareness on
  health and safety in these sectors.
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MDG 7: Ensure environmental stability

q     KRA 5: Strengthen Social Protection

Ø     The occupational Health and Safety regulations are promulgated and
      implemented in line with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

Ø     The Department works jointly with other government departments,
      Environmental Affairs, Mineral Resources etc. to ensure protection of the
      environment and workers.

Ø     Participation in technical committees and committees of experts both
      regionally and internationally to ensure regulation and environmental
      sustainability.




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       Programme 3:
Public Employment Services
           (PES)




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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

Target 1: Halve the proportion of people whose income is less than US$1 per day

Target 2: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all.

MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

Ø      Employment Services Bill was developed and will be presented to Parliament
       after the NEDLAC negotiations.




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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

q      As of end of December 2010, Jobseekers registered and placed in
       opportunities:

Ø      497 714 jobseekers reported for registration in different categories.

Ø      324 720 (65%) were registered.

Ø      401 479 (81%) jobseekers were referred for career guidance, work placement,
       Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), Compensation Fund (CF) and skills
       development.

Ø      13 928 unemployed were assessed for job opportunities with SpEEX and 1294
       placed.


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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

q As of December 2010, Employer Services provided

    Ø 1205 companies registered opportunities on Employment Services for South
      Africa (ESSA) database.

    Ø 950 Private Employment Agencies (PEA’s) registered.

    Ø 725 449 opportunities registered.
    Ø 7 324 opportunities filled.

    Ø 161 applications were received (corporate and general work permits), 101
      approved and 60 disapproved.

    Ø 19 companies were assisted through the DoL /Department of Higher
      Education and Training (DHET) training lay-off scheme and a total of 6 351
      workers benefited from the scheme.
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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

q As of end of December 2010,   Number of work seekers placed in employment:




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MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women
KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market
q As of end of December 2010, 19 companies were assisted through the DoL/DHET
training lay-off scheme:




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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

q As of end of December 2010, Designated groups special services

Ø An amount of R681 000 was budgeted to address the plight of People With
  Disabilities (PwD)’s for the 2010/11 financial year.

Ø An amount of R403, 346 was transferred to National Councils of PwD’s for the
  placement in employment.

Ø Total number of people registered – 1020.

Ø Total number of people placed – 511.




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MDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation
q      As of end of December 2010, Products and services of assisted
       companies world class and competitive and jobs saved in distressed
       companies

Ø        230 companies were assisted through workplace challenge programme.

Ø        83 companies were assisted with turn around solutions and future forums
         were established.

Ø       Capacitated Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) contribute to
        sustainable employment creation.

Ø        2 245 SMME managers trained on management and matters related to
        intellectual property.

Ø        8 226 jobs were saved through social plan interventions.
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MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market
q   As of end of December 2010, Number of women assisted to access the employment
services interventions:




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ØMDG 1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market
q      As of end of December 2010, Number of young people assisted to access the
       employment services interventions:




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MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women
KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

q As of end of December 2010,Number of people with disabilities assisted to access
the employment services interventions:




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           Programme 4:
Labour Policy and Industrial Relations
              (LP & IR)




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MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Target: To halve the portion of proportion of people whose income is less than 1 US
Dollar per day:

q        KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

    South Africa increased the real wages of workers covered by sectoral
    determinations during the 2001 to 2010 period, particularly the wages of Domestic
    and Farm workers. Employment in sectors covered by minimum wage legislation
    also grew significantly over this period, at around 2.9 percent per annum, whilst
    output grew by 4.6 percent.

    Overall, employment in South Africa of workers covered by minimum wage
    legislation grew at a rate of 2.9 percent per annum from nearly 3.5 million in 2001 to
    just over 4 million in 2007.



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          Proportion of households by poverty status and sectoral determination
                                      of household

         Sectors                   2001                                   2007


                      Ultra poor    Poor        Non poor          Ultra    Poor   Non     Total
                                                                  poor            poor
Retail                  12.6%      24.8%          66.1%           11.2%   24.8%   63.9%   100%
Domestic                45.3%      28.9%          22.5%           36.6%   28.9%   34.6%   100%
Farm                    45.0%      44.1%          14.8%           34.8%   44.1%   21.0%   100%
Forestry                36.7%      41.6%          29.5%           32.5%   41.6%   25.9%   100%
Taxi                    12.1%      28.0%          49.7%           26.7%   28.0%   45.3%   100%
Security                11.6%      33.0%          64.5%           14.7%   33.0%   52.3%   100%
Hospitality             19.0%      28.8%          57.9%           18.2%   28.8%   53.0%   100%
Contract cleaning       15.4%      28.7%          55.6%           24.3%   28.7%   47.0%   100%
Civil engineering        1.5%       0.0%          94.7%           3.1%     0.0%   96.9%   100%
Total (all workers
covered)                33.3%      32.3%          34.4%           30.2%   33.0%   36.8%   100%
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MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger (cont…)

q KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

Ø The Labour Relations Act allows the Minister of Labour to extend collective
  agreements concluded by bargaining councils to non-parties.

Ø By extending collective agreements to non-parties, it covers vulnerable workers
  who normally would have been excluded by these wage increases and social
  security benefits like pension funds and medical aid schemes.

Ø Over a period of 13 years average wage settlement rate in South Africa was around
  8%.

Ø The wage settlement rate was more than the average inflation rate of 6%.

Ø The average wage settlement has been higher than the inflation rate by 2%. This
   indicates that workers living standards in South Africa has been improved
   gradually.

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MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger (Cont…)

q KRA 1: Contribution to Employment Creation

Ø Over a period of 5 years average wage settlement rate in bargaining council
  system indicates the following for:

  - Skilled workers: 9%
  - Semi skilled workers: 9%
  - Unskilled workers: 9%

Ø The lowest wage income of unskilled worker in South Africa compared to US$1 per
  day was US$ 9 per day. This indicates that the lowest wage income for the lowest
  paid worker in the bargaining council system across all sectors is above the US$1
  per day.




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MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

q To create a conducive working environment for women participation and
  empowerment, the following legislation has been implemented:

Ø Employment Equity Act, 1998, Regulations, Codes of Good Practice and
  Technical Assistance Guidelines that promotes equity in workplaces by:-

   - promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment in employment through
     elimination of unfair discrimination; and

  - implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in
    employment experienced by designated groups (i.e. black people, women and
    people with disabilities) tonsure their equitable representation in workplaces.



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MDG 3 : Promote gender equality and empower women (Cont…)

KRA 2: Promote Equity in the Labour Market

q There has been progress in terms of representation of women in positions with
   decision making powers as follows:

Ø Top management level- women constituted 18.2% in 2008 and 19.0% in 2010 of
all
    positions at this level.

Ø Senior Management level – women constituted 28.3% in 2008 and 29.3% in 2010
  of all positions at this level.




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MDG 6: Combat HIV & AIDS

q In order to assist both employers and employees on how to manage the impact
  of HIV & AIDS in workplaces, HIV & AIDS Code of Good Practice and its
  Technical Assistance:

Ø   Technical Assistance Guidelines (TAGs) were published in 2000 & 2001
    respectively.

Ø   Key principles covered by both Code and TAGs:


q Elimination of unfair discriminatory based on HIV status;

Ø    Dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure of HIV status and how to
     provide equitable employee benefits.



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