Employment and Labour on day three of mega blitz inspection

The mega blitz inspection successfully completed the third day of its week-long blitz inspection. The Western Cape Province’s Inspection and Enforcement Services branch launched a mega blitz inspection targeting the hospitality sector on Monday.

The inspections are concentrated in the Metropole area of Cape Town, the coastline, the Cape Winelands, and the Overberg regions.

Today, Aggy Moiloa, the Inspector-General of the Department of Employment and Labour, was leading an inspection blitz of Milnerton’s hospitality establishments. Moiloa, accompanied by a roving team of inspectors, paid a visit to the Lagoon Beach Hotel and the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel.

Moiloa has implored employers to comply with the country’s labour laws in order to avoid incurring unnecessary costs as a result of non-compliance.

Moiloa has compelled employers to adhere to the country’s labour laws to avoid incurring unnecessary costs as a result of noncompliance. According to Moiloa, the department’s approach is collaborative in nature in order to ensure that workplaces adhere to the rule of law and promote a healthy and safe work environment. Workplaces should also adhere to employment standards.

The Inspector-General’s visit is part of a team of departmental inspectors conducted by the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) branch to ensure the enforcement of the labour legislation in the Hospitality Sector.

“Our approach is not punitive in nature. Non-compliance is more expensive than compliance. Compliance is always preferable to avoid unnecessary costs and inconveniences “As stated by Moiloa.

The inspectorate is testing compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA); Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA); Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA); Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA) and Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).

The inspections are about ensuring compliance. She said no one was immune, as more inspections are to be undertaken with a focus on vulnerable sectors; concluded Moiloa.

The department’s mega inspection programme continues tomorrow, 27 January 2022, and will end on Friday, 28 January 2022.

Source: Government of South Africa