Question NW2771 to the Minister of Employment and Labour

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24 November 2020 - NW2771

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

When were the last inspections performed at companies to ensure that they are compliant with (a) immigration laws, (b) the Employment Equity Act, Act 55 of 1998 and (c) labour laws with regard to their hiring of non-South African citizens?


(a) The Department of Home Affairs and its team of inspectors check compliance with immigration laws in the RSA as this falls within its mandate;

(b) For the financial year 2020/21 to date, the following inspections pertaining to the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 were conducted:

- Designated Employers Assessed : 75

- Designated Employers Reviewed : 299

- Designated Employers Re-Assessed : 217

(c) Labour Inspectors are conducting inspections on a continuous basis as part of their normal inspections at workplaces not only to determine compliance with labour legislation but also to determine the number of foreign nationals being employed.

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