Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed, CEO of Printing SA, has noted with deep concern the unprecedented series of events resulting in malls, factories and warehouses being looted, vandalised and in some cases being burnt in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
‘We empathise with our member companies who had to shut down either for the short or long term due to security concerns – losing production at a time when the economy can ill afford it. Printing SA is here to help, service and advise in whichever way possible. Please contact your chamber managers to assist with any labour and HR matters that have arisen as a result of this turmoil. Thank you, may peace prevail, and recovery efforts be successful.’
Printing SA also supports The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI’s) statement on violence on roads, looting of businesses and damage to property. SACCI condemns this in the strongest terms. Read more.
Further industry updates
Printing SA welcomes new member of staff
Printing SA is proud to welcome Anele Pendule Mgwebi, who has joined and replaces Asisipho Diya, on a two-month long contract appointment.
Mgwebi is an aspiring professional accountant with a B.tech in Internal Auditing from Unisa. She has been working as a financial management supervisor for three years for an accounting firm in Mthatha.
Mgwebi enjoys events planning, nature excursions and spending time with her family. She has fallen in love with the accounting profession and plans to further her studies in auditing. She has been working predominantly in the accounting office and would like to advance her career within the business sector. She has also come to enjoy the varied challenges of the accounting office.
The Department of Trade Industry and Competition (DTIC) survey: impact of the unrest
South African businesses have come under immense strain due to the recent events of violence and looting that have swept through the country during the past week. This survey requests information on the impacts of the unrest and the support that would be required by affected companies.
The results from the survey will assist the Department of Trade Industry and Competition, and other organisations, to propose support measures to enable the rebuilding and economic stabilisation of the country.
The department kindly requests about five minutes of your time to complete the online survey, and thanks you in advance. All information provided will be strictly confidential and aggregated anonymous data will be used to inform decision making. Click here to complete the survey.
The latest government legislation and regulatory news
On 14 May 2021, The Department of Employment and Labour published notice 44572, introducing the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (OHS) Bill 2020 to the National Assembly to amend the OHS Act, 1993 (Act 85 of 1993).
The purpose of the bill, amongst others, is to align it to international trends and strengthen the safety measures of workers in their respective workplaces. Click here to read an explanation of the OHS Act.