Question NW3337 to the Minister of Labour

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16 November 2017 - NW3337

Profile picture: Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV

Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Labour

Whether labour brokers are registered with the Government; if so, what number of (a) labour brokers are registered with the Government, (b) government departments nationally and provincially make use of labour brokers and (c) persons are currently employed by the Government through labour brokers?

Reply:

The term labour broker does not exist in our current legislation. What we have is Temporary Employment Services and or Private Employment Agencies (PEAs/TES) that are registered with the Department of Labour in terms of Section 24(1) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 as Amended as part of our transitional process.

(a) A total of 492 private employment agencies/temporary employment services were registered with the Department of Labour as at 30 September 2017.

(b) Currently we do not have data as that will only become possible once PEAs/TES regulations are finalized and gazetted. The Department

of Labour will as soon as the regulations are finalised, keep records

on who uses PEAs/TES and statistics of people employed, placed or assisted across all sectors by these agencies.

(c) Covered above.

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