Another CHINESE Shop BUSTED For EMPLOYING FOREIGNERS In Mzansi - SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa, Gauteng - Well it seems in South Africa foreigners employ foreigners while South Africans remain unemployed in their own country. This comes as another Chinese shop where foreign workers are alleged to have been locked in a factory for at least 21 days been busted. This is the second Chinese sweat shop that has been busted in Gauteng. In the latest joint multi-departmental bust, an chinese employer and his seven workers were arrested in Randburg, Gauteng Province on Friday in a joint operation led by the Department of Employment and Labour in conjunction with police Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and Home Affairs, after they recieved a tip-off. Eric Shao, who is the owner of Sock Works, which was discovered by the Inspection and Enforcement Services to be in breach of many laws was arrested together with his fellow employees. They are due to appear at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday the 22nd of November and will be prosecuted for infringing on South Africa's Immigration Act and various labour laws. The Department's inspectors, supported by Hawks and Home Affairs officials staged an inspection at the corporation's premises which is at 8 Meadow Brooklane Business Estate in Randburg. During the two-and-a-half-hour operation, the landlord is reported to have not been co-operative. He is alleged to have been carrying a loudspeaker and communicating with his lawyers via cellphone. Furthermore, he was hinderinge work of inspectors by rejecting to answer questions fully, a posture that is unlawful and punishable by law. The corporation is alleged to be employing 23 employees. It was registered in South Africa in 2015. In October 2021 Sock Works moved into the new premises where the inspection was administered. The employees are employed and operate knitting machines, as stock packers and truck drivers. Following the detention of the seven employees the other workers are said to have been off-duty. Of the 23 workers only two are said to be South Africans and the rest are from Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Sock Works manufactures socks and allegedly supplied major retailers such Truworths, Markham, Foschini, Exact and Totalsports.
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