Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr TW Nxesi hands over National Minimum Wage Branded vehicles to North West Province’s Ambassadors.

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas W. Nxesi launched and handed over 10 Minimum Wage Branded vehicles to the North West Provincial office’s National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) ambassadors at an event that was held in Brits.

On handing over the cars Minister Nxesi said this was being done to ensure that there is maximum visibility of inspectors to ensure that there is compliance with the labour laws.

“These vehicles will be used by the National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) Ambassadors whose responsibility is to ensure that employers are complying with the Act,” said the Minister.

The Minister has also pleaded with employers not to be threatened by inspections but rather see them as another way that the Department uses to help them understand the labour laws so that they can be compliant.

“Our coming here should not be seen as coming to threaten anyone, we are here to talk about improving Industrial Relations,” said the minister.

Following the Launch, the Minister led a team of inspectors and other law enforcing agencies on a blitz inspections around the Brits area focusing on Farming and Retail & Wholesale sectors accompanied by the Deputy Minister, Ms Boitumelo Moloi; the Executive Mayor of Madibeng Local Municipality, Councillor Jostina Mothibe; the Department’s Inspector General, Aggy Moiloa; Chief Director: Provincial Operations (North West), Andile Makapela and the Provincial Chief Inspector (North West), Boikie Mampuru.

These blitz inspections will continue until the 07th, with 45 establishments expected to be inspected.

Source: Department of Labour