Employment Labour on challenges with Water scarcity leads to closure of Makhado Labour Centre in Limpopo

Challenges with Water scarcity leads to the closure of Makhado Labour Centre in Limpopo

A prohibition notice was issued to the Department of Employment and Labour in Makhado following a shortage of water for three consecutive weeks on Friday 18 August 2022.

OHS Inspector closed the office under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 as amended in terms of section 30 of the Act which prohibits the continuing use of the building effective immediately. The office was closed due to unpleasant odour/smell emanating from the ablution facilities in that there has not been water in the office for some time which poses serious health risks to the officials and clients.

Acting Provincial Chief Inspector Reckson Tshishivheli said, “We are aware of the inconvenience that the closure will cause to our clients however, the health and safety of our clients and staff remains a priority. Employers are advised to act proactively to ensure that Occupational Health and Safety is not compromised and to avoid the worst case scenario.

The Department apologises for the inconvenience caused to all our stakeholders.

Clients who have access to the internet are encouraged to utilise our online services on www.labour.gov.za

Those who reside near our other offices can in the meantime visit our nearest Labour Centre at Thohoyandou, UIF Building, Portion 5 of ERF 43 Thohoyandou BA (Business Area) next to BP Garage and Musina Corner DS Hendrico and Irwin Streets, next to Dunlop Tyre Fitment Building while we sought a permanent solution to remedy the problem.

Clients will be advised on the developments regarding the progress.

Source: Government of South Africa

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