The Inauguration of the New Employment Services Board: A Bright Step Towards a Prosperous Future

1 min read
e m

On 28 June 2023, the Department of Employment and Labour held a significant gathering at Kievits Kroon Wine Estate in Pretoria. The event marked the inauguration of the newly appointed Employment Services Board (ES Board). It was a blend of reflection and anticipation, as it welcomed the new board members and acquainted them with their critical responsibilities.

The Role of the ES Board

The ES Board plays a vital role as an advisory body to the Minister of Employment and Labour. The board’s primary focus includes the creation of work opportunities, the development and enforcement of regulations for private employment agencies, and the promotion of supported work for persons with disabilities. Additionally, the board is responsible for publishing an annual employment services report and addressing any other matters related to employment services.

The Appointment of the New ES Board

The new ES Board was appointed on 10 April 2023 and is set to serve until 31 March 2028. Established under the provisions of Section 21 of the Employment Services Act No.4 of 2014, the board comprises members from each of the four NEDLAC constituencies, including the State, and is led by an Independent Chairperson appointed by the Minister.

The Orientation Workshop

The two-day orientation workshop was hosted by Sam Morotoba, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Employment and Labour’s Public Employment Services branch. The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize new board members with the board’s functioning, relevant laws and legislations, and essential rules of engagement for effective and efficient operations. The new members were also briefed on the Department’s integrity and ethics management, financial matters, and compliance requirements. The handover of the Employment Services Report from the previous board members was another crucial aspect of the orientation workshop.

Discussions and Collaborations

The inauguration meeting featured discussions on the strategic objectives, achievements, and challenges encountered by the Employment Services. Delegates focused on outstanding activities and explored ways to ensure successful collaboration and implementation in the future. The event continued for two days, concluding on 28 June 2023.

Renewed Commitment

The significance of the ES Board’s inauguration transcends the formalities of the workshop. It symbolizes a renewed commitment to addressing the critical concerns of employment and labour. By enriching the lives of countless individuals, the new board’s work will impact various aspects of society, including economic growth, social stability, and overall well-being.

Making a Meaningful Difference

As the new board members embark on their journey, they carry the hopes and aspirations of the nation. Their decisions and actions will have a lasting influence on the lives of the people they serve. This inauguration marked not only a pivotal moment for the Department of Employment and Labour but also for the country as a whole. With determination and dedication, the new Employment Services Board is now poised to make a meaningful difference for the people of South Africa.

A Russian-Spanish journalist and Cape Town native, channels his lifelong passion for South Africa into captivating stories for his local blog. With a diverse background and 50 years of rich experiences, Serjio's unique voice resonates with readers seeking to explore Cape Town's vibrant culture. His love for the city shines through in every piece, making Serjio the go-to source for the latest in South African adventures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Mamelodi Sundowns Pursue Thapelo Maseko, SuperSport United’s Rising Star

Next Story

South African Athletes Excel at Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin

Latest from Blog

The Pioneering Movement Against Cable Theft in Cape Town

Cape Town is fighting against metal theft using advanced technology like infrared cameras and a tollfree hotline with an incentive program for those who provide information that leads to the capture and prosecution of cable thieves. The city is also using a billboard campaign to deter potential thieves and reinforcing patrols to increase the pressure on metal thieves. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activities and serve as protectors of the infrastructure in their local areas. Despite the challenges, Cape Town remains resilient and innovative in its fight against metal theft.

Cape Town’s Urban Evolution: A Citizen-Driven Transformation

Cape Town is planning to convert selected roads into oneway streets to improve road safety and ease peakhour traffic. The city is inviting its citizens to participate in the decisionmaking process by providing feedback on the proposal. The city administration is committed to transparency and has set up multiple avenues for the public to express their views and concerns, fostering active citizen engagement and shaping the city’s urban evolution in a participatory and democratic way.

Nadal’s Thrilling Anticipation at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal’s future at Roland Garros is uncertain, as the tennis titan hints that he may not be ready to announce his final departure yet. The anticipation surrounding his potential final appearance at the event adds an exciting layer of intrigue, as Nadal approaches the tournament as a dark horse, facing physical challenges in the past year and a half. Despite the uncertainty, Nadal’s legacy at Roland Garros is imperishable, a testament to his skill and fighting spirit.

The Unraveling Drama at Elite Cape Town Schools

The ‘BishBosch brawl’ refers to a violent incident between two prestigious Cape Town schools during a water polo match. The incident resulted in severe injuries and a civil damages claim of R645,000. The case has uncovered longstanding tensions and aggressive behavior between the two schools, highlighting the need for stricter control and discipline at school events. The court case reveals a culture of ‘goading’ and verbal taunts between the schools, emphasizing the importance of maintaining decorum and discipline at educational institutions.

The Buzz in Football World: Anticipating a Sensational Season

Football fans are buzzing with excitement as they anticipate an upcoming season. Will Khama Billiat make a comeback to the Zimbabwean national football team? Former teammate Willard Katsande has hinted at the possibility, but a reliable source suggests that his chances are currently 50/50. While Billiat’s inclusion could provide a muchneeded boost to the team’s performance, the decision ultimately lies with Billiat himself. As fans speculate about Billiat’s potential return, the final decision is his to make.