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 LABOUR TALK

This is the 3rd edition of Labour Talk for the IEDF Newsletter, and we try to touch as many as possible issues that affect the informal economy, and those who ply their trade in it. One of the biggest issues currently is social media and the usage of it in our day-to-day life.

Many of the SMME and Informal Economy, use social media, to advertise the services or products that they offer. But with using this platform, comes huge responsibility it’s running and managing the accounts etc. 

Users must be aware that the POPI Act subscribes how personal information must be kept and handled with. It’s therefore extremely important to note that client’s info be protected and kept safe at all times.

We also find that sometimes, clients pay late, or even suppliers take money, and then don’t deliver on the promise to deliver. Social media users are reminded that these incidents cannot be shared on social media. The fact that statements are made without affidavits etc. puts you in a situation where you are possibly facing civil claims etc. from the individuals you are accusing. 

In closing, social media is a powerful tool to boost and build your business, but care must be taken to assure that information is protected at all times

 

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER ISSUES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE IEDDF SECRETARY GENERAL ON INFO@IEDF.ORG.ZA   OR THE NATIONAL ORGANISER, VUYOKAZI MALAFU ON 076 861 710