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South Africa: Brokers Compelled to Register With Labour Department

All labour brokers have to register themselves with the Department of Labour before getting into the business of placing work seekers in the job market.

This is according to the new draft regulations on the registration of Private Employment Agencies and Temporary Employment Services.

The regulations introduce a compulsory registration and certification system which enables the pre-screening of the applicants, helps to create transparency by identifying those participating in the market and their overall activities or types of services provided.

The registrar will issue the applicant with a registration certificate within 60 days of receipt of the application, provided that the necessary requirements are met, Labour’s Private Employment Agencies Director, Martin Ratshivhanda, explained.

These requirements include that the agency comply with all labour laws, has a verifiable physical business address, proof that the agency is registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), proof of tax clearance certificate, proof that the agency is registered with a bargaining council, where applicable, as well as certified copies of identity documents of the owner, partners or shareholders of the entity.

IntelliStaff is fully compliant with these requirements and has passed all audits conducted by the Department of Labour