The new Provident fund legislation and how it affects you

In March 2016, the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (2015) was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.  This directly affected how retirement funds are taxed.


Provident fund members, who receive a lump sum upon retirement, now benefit from a larger tax deduction on contributions that are made to their fund.  This has increased from 20% to 27.5% of taxable income.  If employees currently contribute to their fund, they will see an increase in their take-home pay because of this higher tax deduction.

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Disciplinary Hearings

The 4 things you need to know about disciplinary hearings

As an employer stepping into a disciplinary hearing with a staff member, you need to have the mindset of an attorney on Law and Order, with some top-notch legal savvy under your belt.  You need to know detailed facts, be clued up about rights, and definitely have a spare pen.  This is one time you really do want to be taking notes.  If it’s not in writing, it doesn’t count.

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Labour relations in the work place

Labour relations in the work place


When the words “I’m going to the CCMA” come up, employers often panic and give in to demands.  Or you may be in the situation where your staff don’t come to work because they are striking, and you are left to deal with irate clients and a potential drop in company income.

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Performance in the Workplace

Failure to meet deadlines. Substandard reports. Mediocre results.


For the employer, this is the stuff that nightmares are made of. But, when an employee is failing to perform, what can the employer really hope to do about it? At Red Pepper Consultants, we pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs of labour law. In fact, as experts in human resources, we’d like nothing more than to share a few tips of the trade with you.

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