Gov't Misses Target

Tshenolo Mabeo
Tshenolo Mabeo

The minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, Tshenolo Mabeo has told Parliament that recently 880 workplaces were inspected against the set target of 1, 436.

Mabeo said the companies were inspected with regards to occupational health and safety for the period of April 2018 to January 2019.  “These inspections were carried out to assess the standards of safety, health and welfare of employees and determine level of compliance to the factories Act cap 44:01 by such workplaces,” Mabeo said when presenting recurrent and development budget proposals to the committee of supply.

“The average compliance level stands at 61.3%. Common contraventions identified were failure to examine of passenger lifts and inadequate provision of personal protective equipment and clothing.”

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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