The End of the South African Recruitment Industry.

New Legislation proposed in South Africa could see the end of the Recruitment industry as we currently know it. It is proposed to outlaw all forms of temporary and contract recruitment forcing all employers to employ staff on a permanent basis only.

This will of course have very dramatic effects for the industry and the millions of temporary and contract workers currently employed in South Africa whose employers will be forced to offer permanent employment or terminate employment. 

The Legalisation is being supported by the ANC government as it sees real social problems being caused by  'Labour Brookers' who operate with low paid workers and are allegedly the source of mistreatment of these workers.

I have discussed this topic with Lorna O'Brien and Albie Rheeder, two South African Recruiters who are extreamily concerned about the future. Videos of these conversation are linked to here.

Shane McCusker, Intelligence Software Ltd,


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Comment by Tim Gregory on March 1, 2011 at 12:45pm
Thanks for highlighting this Shane, I really hope that the proposed legislation is amended


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