Resource Library


1. Balance Sheet – A statement of financial position of a business


2. Cash Flow – A statement showing inflow and outflow of cash


3. Employment contract – A contract between an employer and employee outlining terms of the employment and related information


4. Grievance form – A form to be completed by employees and managers when laying a grievance.


5. Income statement – A statement showing financial performance of a company over a certain period


6. Invoice template – A template outlining items/good supplied and amount of money due for the goods.


7. Payslip – A note given to an employee when the employee has been paid, detailing amount paid and the different deductions made


8. Project Plan – a plan designed to ensure successful implementation of a project


9. Quotation – A statement outlining an estimated cost to perform a job


10. Regret letter – A letter sent to an applicant advising them of the unsuccessful outcome of their application


11. Sales forecast – A statement outlining the company’s prediction of future sales


12. Stock take form – A form used to capture details of stock and quantities held by a company

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1. Labour Relations Amendment Act 2014 – The act aims to promote economic development, social justice, labour peace and democracy in the workplace and applies to both employers and employees.


2. Employment Equity Act and Employment Equity Amendment Act 2014 – Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.


3. Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Amendments – Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination


4. Occupational Health and Safety Act and Amendments – Aims to provide and regulate health and safety at the workplace for all workers.


5. Skills Development Act and Amendments – Aims to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce.


6. Skills Development Levies Act and Amendments – Every employer must pay a skills development levy each month towards the National Skills fund. The act prescribes how employers should contribute to the National Skills Fund.


7. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act – Workers who are affected by occupational injuries and diseases are entitled to compensation.


8. Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act – Prescribes how employers should contribute to the UIF Contributions fund


9. Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act and Amendments – Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.

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Other Useful Information

1. 2014 Main Agreement Wage Increase Tables – provides wage increases


2. Disciplinary Code Guidelines – serve as guidelines to management in implementing the disciplinary policy.


3. Engineering Industries Pension Fund Rules – Rules of the engineering Industries Pension Fund


4. Metal Industries Provident Fund Rules – Rules of the Metal Industries Provident Fund


5. Management Brief Exemptions – Information relating to wage increase exemptions. A company which is unable to implement the agreed wage increase may submit an application to its local regional council for exemption to implement a lesser wage increase than that prescribed.


6. Option form – A form to be completed by new members of the metal and engineering industries on whether they choose the Engineering Industries Pension Fund or Metal Industries Provident Fund

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Useful Websites

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

South African Revenue Services – Small Businesses

Department of Labour

Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).

Metal Industries Benefit Funds Administrators

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

South African Bureau of Standards 

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA

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