South Africa: Employment and Labour On Two Labour Centres in Gauteng Temporarily Closed Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 Case

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Two labour centres in Gauteng temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case

The biggest Labour Centre in Gauteng, Pretoria Labour Centre situated at 239 Concilium Building at Nana Sita Street is among the two Labour Centres to provisionally shut its doors Thursday, 02 July 2020, after one of the supervisors tested positive for COVID-19. The second office is Alberton Labour Centre. Members of the community serviced by these two centres are advised to utilize the nearby offices to access our services. All contacts will be traced and managed according to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

Our fundamental priority is the health and safety of all our employees. As part of our precautionary measures, the two centres will not be servicing clients tomorrow while the deep cleaning process is carried out. Those who came into contact with the infected official were advised to self isolate for a period of 14 days as per COVID-19 regulations.

Thobile Lamati, Director-General of the Department has previously stated that the safety of staff remain paramount. "Our officials are an important cog of the working of the South African economy and as such, we will ensure that they are as safe as possible," he said.

The centres are expected to reopen on Monday, 6 July and will function under a reduced capacity as some employees will be in isolation.

The Department is deeply concerned by the growing number of infected officials and the burden it puts to nearby offices. We are painfully aware that the closure of some of our offices means overcrowding and long queues at the neighboring ones hence, we apologise in advance for the inconvenience and ask our esteemed clients to be patient while they visits those centres. While we mention the long waiting times , as brought by the high demand for service, we also confident in the capabilities of our dedicated staff members.

The Nearest Labour Centres for Pretoria are:

Atteridgeville Labour Centre at WF Nkomo and Kalafong Road

Mamelodi Labour Centre situated at Mini Munitoria in Mamelodi West

Bronkhorstspruit Labour Centre at 40 Botha Street in Bronkhorstspruit

Garankuwa Labour Centre at Setlalentoa Street in Zone 5 in Garankuwa

Soshanguve Labour Centre at 2322 Block F Neat &Fast building next to NAFCOC in Soshanguve

Alberton clients can visit the following offices

Brakpan Labour Centre situated at Cnr Voortrekker and High Street

Boksburg is at Lakeside building, Bank Street,

Benoni Labour Centre is at 10 Woburn Avenue and;

Kempton park Labour Centre is at Trust bank building, Cnr Voortrekker Rd and Wolf Street.

Clients are encouraged to use the Department's online services found on www.labour.gov.za.

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