South Africa’s Residence Affairs Division (DHA) has secured a court docket interdict towards members of the Unification Activity Workforce (UTT), largely undertakers and funeral parlour homeowners, whose deliberate industrial motion had threatened to have an effect on the repatriation of our bodies to different nations, together with Zimbabwe.
A median of 100 our bodies are repatriated to Zimbabwe from South Africa for burial each week and the deliberate UTT strike would have significantly affected this exercise, a lot to the inconvenience of locals.
On common 100 our bodies are repatriated from South Africa for burial in Zimbabwe per week.
The undertakers need the DHA to derive annual provincial schedules for the writing of designation quantity examinations.
They’re additionally demanding that the establishment delinks the certificates of competence from the designation quantity examination necessities, and to permit funeral administrators to nominate proxies to conduct a number of the duties on their behalf.
In a press release yesterday, the Division of Residence Affairs stated the court docket interdict prohibits the UTT from intimidating its workers and other people visiting its places of work.
“The interdict additionally prohibits UTT from damaging any Residence Affairs property and it kinds a part of the contingency plan of the division to make sure that individuals who want Residence Affairs providers are usually not inconvenienced.
The interdict was served on UTT yesterday,” stated the DHA.
“Now we have common strains of communication with the UTT. They’ve used these strains of communication to lift problems with concern to them.
“Among the points they’ve raised with us fall underneath the mandate of the Division of Well being and native municipalities.”