SA labour law compares well globally: report

first_img11 June 2014 South Africa’s labour law is on par with many developed countries, according to a new report comparing labour legislation governing redundancies and restructuring in 23 countries around the world. The report, “A Global Employment Guide to Redundancies and Reductions in Force”, was compiled by global law firm DLA Piper, with a chapter on South Africa contributed by local law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, and was released last week. Its findings stand in contrast to those of a number of international reports, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, which criticise South Africa’s labour law for being rigid and restrictive. Aadil Patel, director and national head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, said their research showed that South Africa’s employment legislation “is actually on par with many first world counties. The company we keep in terms of our labour legislation regime includes Australia, Singapore, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.” South Africa received an A-rating for its redundancy and restructuring legislation in the DLA Piper report. According to Patel, an A-rating indicates that legislation is balanced, providing protection and legal recourse for both employers and employees. “An A-rating in this guide means that the country is considered to have procedures to be followed in the redundancy and restructuring process, but it was possible to make redundancies within a reasonable period of time and without incurring liability if the procedures were followed. However, if the pitfalls were not avoided, the cost implications could be fairly significant,” Patel explained. Countries sharing an A-rating with South Africa in the report are Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. “What this A rating essentially means is that South Africa’s employment legislation compares favourably to other first world countries and offers a similar legal employment framework for multinationals operating in Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” Patel said. The report assigns a G-rating to countries where the redundancy process is relatively straightforward and easy to get right, being quick to implement and with no restrictions or limited requirements which are easy to satisfy. Countries rated G included Mexico and the United States. An R-rating is given to countries where there are significant risks and the processes involved in restructuring and redundancies can be highly regulated, can take a long time and can have significant cost or other implications. Countries rated R included China, Germany, Italy and Japan. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Apple Polishes Off iOS 6, To Be Released Next Week

first_imgAlongside the freshly redesigned iPhone 5, Apple formally launched the newest version of its mobile operating system this morning. iOS 6 will ship pre-installed on the iPhone 5 starting September 21, but existing customers can download it from Apple two days earlier. Scott Forstall took to the stage at the Moscone Center and outlined some of the new features of iOS 6, most of which we already saw at the WWDC in June. Among the most prominent enhancements are PassBook, upgrades to Siri, Facebook integration and a radical overhaul of the native Maps application. Since the iPhone launched in 2007, the device has used Google Maps for navigation and directions. Starting next week, iOS users will say goodbye to the Google experience in favor of Apple’s own solution, which features Siri integration, turn-by-turn GPS and 3D flyover maps. Transit directions are conspicuously absent, which opens up a huge new opportunity for third party transit app developers.Maps isn’t the only Google-made app getting the boot from iOS. Also missing will be the preinstalled YouTube app, which Google released its own version of earlier this week. Passbook will be a very interesting feature to watch. Long-swirling rumors of an NFC chip in the iPhone didn’t come to fruition this morning, but it’s inevitable that Apple will integrate the technology. When that happens, Apple’s new ticketing, gift card and coupon management app is ripe to become a full-blown mobile wallet. Siri is also getting a big update. The voice control feature first debuted on the iPhone 4S will pull from more data sources and be a little more polished. New features include looking up movie times and sports scores, finding restaurants, launching apps and making social updates. Siri’s integration with Maps in particular is bound to make the iPhone 5 the ultimate driving assistant. Just as iOS 5 came with deep Twitter integration, the new version will allow users to connect their Facebook accounts for easy sharing from a variety of apps. This feature has been much anticipated. With it, the world’s biggest social network is baked right into one of the most widely-used mobile operating systems. Other new features in iOS 6 include shared photo streams, FaceTime over 3G, cloud-synced browser tabs and cross-device syncing of iMessages.  These are just the highlights. iOS 6 will ship with over 200 new features. Keep an eye on ReadWriteWeb as the launch approaches for a more thorough look.  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

James scores 34 as point guard, leads Cavaliers over Bulls

first_imgKevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade, who asked Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to take him out of the starting lineup, came off the bench and added 11 points.Justin Holiday scored 25 and rookie Lauri Markkanen 19 for Chicago, which made a season-high 17 3-pointers. The 7-foot Markkanen became the first player in NBA history to make 10 3-pointers in his first three career games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCELTICS 110, KNICKS 89BOSTON— Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and Boston beat New York. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, is fouled by Chicago Bulls’ Jerian Grant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points in a rare start at point guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers, using another early season lineup, awakened after a sluggish first half and beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 on Tuesday night.Although he often handles the ball and runs Cleveland’s offense, James had not officially been listed as a guard since 2012 with Miami. He added 13 assists, including a no-look, behind-the-back dish to Jae Crowder for a 3-pointer during Cleveland’s 15-3 spurt in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who came out flat after a thrilling last-second win at Oklahoma City on Sunday.Minnesota was missing forward Jimmy Butler, who sat out with an upper respiratory infection. Shabazz Muhammad took Butler’s spot in the starting lineup, and he contributed to Minnesota’s slow start, going 1-for-5 from the floor and missing two free throws in the first quarter.MAGIC 125, NETS 121ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Orlando over Brooklyn.Evan Fournier added 28 points in game that went back and forth late in the fourth quarter. He finished the scoring with two free throws with 15.5 seconds to play.D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points for the Nets, while DeMarre Carroll had 19 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson18.TRAIL BLAZERS 103, PELICANS 93PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 23 points and Portland extended its NBA-record winning streak in home openers to 17 games with a 103-93 victory over New Orleans.Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is off to a 3-1 start for the firsttime since the 2011-12 season.DeMarcus Cousins had 39 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double to start the season. The Pelicans were hurt when Anthony Davis departed with a left knee injury in the first quarter. 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Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next CLIPPERS 102, JAZZ 84LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Patrick Beverley added 19 and unbeaten Los Angeles beat Utah.\All five starters for the Clippers (3-0) finished in double figures. Austin Rivers had 16 points, Danilo Gallinari 14 and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 18 rebounds.Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz (2-2) with 19 points, with Rudy Gobert adding 12 points and seven bounds. Thabo Sefolosha finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Kyrie Irving added 20 points and seven assists. Al Horford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.After dropping their first two games to open the season, the Celtics have won two straight. The Knicksremain winless through their first three games.Enes Kanter led New York with 16 points and 19 rebounds. But he got most of them in a first half in as his team struggled mightily from the field. The Knicks scored the first basket of the night, but never led again. They shot just 42 percent and went 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.PACERS 130, TIMBERWOLVES 107MINNEAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead hot-shooting Indiana past Minnesota.Darren Collison had 15 points and 16 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who shot 67 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Aaron Black says goodbye to Ateneo as he skips final UAAP year

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ateneo’s Aaron Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has always been Aaron Black’s dream to play for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.That dream came to fruition in 2015 and four years later, he couldn’t ask for more as he bids Ateneo farewell.ADVERTISEMENT OBF 🦅 pic.twitter.com/XshKh2vf6p— Aaron Black (@aaronblack_8) January 29, 2019 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ “I would stand in our driveway imagining myself hitting the last second against DLSU shot to win the game or even try to copy Ryan Buenafe’s cold blooded 3 in the finals to seal the 3-peat championship.”“Fast forward to today, I leave the school where I grew up from a boy to a man with 2 rings and a whole lot of lessons to bring with me as I go down the hill and embark on a new journey of which I am excited to take on,” he wrote.The second-generation player, whose father and Philippine basketball legend Norman steered Ateneo to a rare ‘five-peat,’ expressed his gratitude to the people who helped him every step of the way.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:37Albayalde insists: Aquino not influenced on order vs 13 Pampanga cops02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Black, the Ateneo guard, on Tuesday announced that he will skip his final year with the Blue Eagles, ending his collegiate career with two UAAP championships.“Growing up watching the Blue Eagles and their five-peat reign. I had always dreamed of dawning the blue and white in the UAAP,” Black recalled in a post on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Jerie Pingoy forgoes final year in UAAP as he embarks on ‘next journey’ LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Etheridge, Cardiff relegated

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cardiff actually had an outside chance of avoiding the drop with Brighton owning a tougher fixture list to end the season, but the Bluebirds faltered with their fourth loss in the last five games, which meant they failed to erase a four-point gap with only a match against Manchester United remaining in their schedule.“It’s a really sad day for us all and everyone involved at the club,” said Etheridge. “Throughout the season, everyone at the club and every player gave everything so this is extremely hard to take.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Battling relegation for almost the entire season, Cardiff City and its goalkeeper, Filipino international Neil Etheridge, couldn’t avoid the drop after yet another heartbreaking defeat on the penultimate week of the English Premier League season.Etheridge could do little to stop the Bluebirds from absorbing a 2-3 loss to Crystal Palace at Cardiff Stadium last Saturday, which paved the way for their relegation to the second-tier English Championship next season.ADVERTISEMENT Great recovery Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

JR Shipping Nabs Refinancing Deal

first_imgzoom Dutch feeder owner and operator JR Shipping Group has sealed a financing deal with a London-based credit investment fund intended to refinance eleven container feeders.The British financier, which remained unnamed, has taken over more than EUR 126 million (USD 151 million) of debt from German HSH Nordbank for the company’s JR Fleet Fund CV, a shipping fund which had financed the company’s eleven container feeders.On December 5, 2017, the bank’s Executive Board gave its approval and the transaction was closed on December 15, the short sea specialist informed.JR Fleet Fund CV is the result of the previous restructuring deal from 2012 made with HSH Nordbank, the shipping company and its CV-partners. However, the deal was dependent upon the market recovery which did not happen. What is more, in 2016, the container feeder market even experienced its fourth dip.“Although for a short time now, the market has been improving, JR Fleet Fund CV has not yet sufficiently benefitted from it,” the company said.Back in 2015, the company saw the need to refinance the fund and it has been in talks with HSH Nordbank on potential options in order to make it a reality. In September 2017, the bank said it wanted to terminate its involvement in the eleven vessels, and JR Shipping then turned to an investment fund in London.last_img read more