Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector

The Voice of the South African Staffing Industry


State of Flexibility Breakfasts - August 2017

27 July 2017          Johannesburg

3 Aug 2017            Durban

4 Aug 2017            Cape Town

23 Aug 2017          Port Elizabeth

28 Aug 2017          East London

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As was to be expected, much emotive rhetoric has flooded the press and in some cases caused panic amongst organisations who currently rely on the services of TES to manage their flexibility needs. Whilst industry can be assured that the Labour Court judgment (per Brassey AJ) remains due to the fact that the industry is appealing the Labour Appeal Court Judgment. There is a real and urgent need to unpack this judgment and the implications for managing the expectations of employees and trade unions.

Don’t make the same mistake!

Post the 2010 amendments, several organisations made the mistake of knee-jerk reactions, opting to “permatize” their workforces, only to realise shortly thereafter the risks to their business, primarily the loss of flexibility proven necessary to remain globally competitive, especially in economically turbulent times.

Attend this informative breakfast session to hear directly from Jonathan Goldberg, lead negotiator for the industry, about

what the state of play is,
what you need to know about retaining your flexibility, and
how to manage stakeholder expectations.

Whether you’re a TES looking to understand what, if anything, you need to do differently or an organisation who wants to understand how to manage flexibility in the current environment, this is a not to be missed session.

Seats are limited so booking is essential. 

Equal Treatment Breakfasts were a great success!

More than 450 business people attended the three breakfast sessions with more than 300 at the JHB event held on 18 September 2014. As always, the presentation by Johnny Goldberg was both informative and entertaining and provided clarity on the impact of Equal Treatment in the workplace. A video of the presentation will soon be made available. Below please find the slides presented by Johnny Goldberg. Questions in this regard can be addressed to  

Click below to watch the full Equal Treatment presentation by Johnny Goldberg 

September 2014 Business Breakfasts: Equal Treatment....what does this really mean for your business?

Equal treatment of employees doing the same or similar jobs and/or jobs of equal value as contained in the Employment Equity Amendment Act No 47 of 2013 promulgated on 14 January 2014 and the equal treatment provisions that apply to Temporary Employment Services (TES), fixed term contracts and part-time employees who earn under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act threshold and who have been working longer than 3 months, are the most significant changes in labour law in the past 20 years!

Come and learn about potential solutions to equal treatment and equal value challenges and implement these NOW as the law became effective 1 August 2014. Not to do so is going to cause your organisation huge upward increases in costs. Presenter, Johnny Goldberg is the Chief Operating Officer of CAPES, a renown labour lawyer and an Employment Conditions Commissioner and has been at the forefront of the negotiations. 

He believes there are some simple solutions to these potential challenges but that these need to be implemented as a matter of urgency within organisations. As CAPES has been involved in the drafting and negotiations of the legislation from the early stages we believe that we are best suited to unpacking the legislation and more importantly providing practical solutions thereto.

CAPE TOWN - 12 September 2014
Crystal Towers Hotel & Conference Centre
Century City, Cape Town

DURBAN - 16 September 2014
The Square Boutique Hotel
Umhlanga, Durban

JOHANNESBURG - 18 September 2014
Astrotech Conference Centre
Parktown, JHB


 2011 Business Breakfast 

Wondering what the changes to the Labour Relations Act will mean for your business?

Over 800 business delegates attended the four breakfasts held countrywide and the feedback was excellent! Johnny Goldberg, CAPES Chief Operating Officer provided an update on the labour legislation and its impact on flexibility, even sharing 6 models that companies can adopt to retain their much-needed flexibility within the new framework.

In addition, representatives of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), also presented on the current Labour Market, led by CEO Neren Rau who presented at both the Cape Town and JHB session.

Below, please find the presentations from these successful breakfasts.