In response to the Department of Employment and Labour (DoE&L), which had reported some non-compliance in the hospitality sector, FEDHASA noted that government could also play a role in lowering the barriers to compliance.
In response to this story, Tourism Update reader, Ernest Robbertse, commented: “We occasionally get inspected and always comply, no problem. But these ‘inspectors’ no longer work for the Department of Labour. They now work for the new Department of Employment and Labour.
“They never offer guidance on creating additional jobs, or increasing the workforce to reduce unemployment. I have now forbidden them from entering premises unless they can be constructive in carrying out the government’s unemployment reduction policy.
“They must not be allowed to just choose the easy part of their job. They must be forced to return to base every day having reduced unemployment in their ‘zones’ by a required percentage.”