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Illegal SETA Learnerships and Contract Basics

Keep Climbing receives complaints and copies of unlawful Learnership contracts. In some cases employers force learners to falsify documents and commit fraud. In others, employers illegally claim money from learners and unfairly dismiss learners for minor offences. Even if you have no complaint about your learnership provider, send a copy of your contract so we…
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How Learnership Stipends Increase Youth Vulnerability

A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. These candidates are not viewed as equal citizens but merely as NQF levels. Stipend amounts are not based on the realistic living conditions of participating youth, many of whom either live independently or must contribute support to households. Employers who pay learners…
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INSETA Slave Trade?

INSETA claimed to investigate a complaint at PSG Wealth that included making unlawful financial demands on unemployed youth recruited for learnerships. The findings are hidden, INSETA claims it protects PSG Wealth, not the public. That's rubbish. In February 2017 INSETA committed to investigating a complaint about PSG Wealth. INSETA confirmed the contract was unlawful yet…
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Learnerships, Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Pay for Annual Leave

Public holidays, emergency work and annual leave are covered in clauses 17 - 20 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships. Public Holidays, Emergency Work and Annual Leave Pay Learners are entitled to public holidays and annual leave. There may be times when learners are required to do emergency work and employers respond by paying learners…
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