It is good to see that employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi is going to try and persuade offenders rather than threaten them.

The newly appointed minister has at least recognised that the results of our system, including our labour laws, have led to massive job destruction.  It would be wise for the minister to recognise as well that it cannot be business as usual. ..

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