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Life orientation

Grade 9

My future career

Module 14

Sa rights and responsibilities in the workplace

In the South African Constitution certain rights have been entrenched to which we as South African citizens may lay claim. These rights are also applicable in our workplace, because the Constitution has set up certain rules to which our employers must adhere so that our rights as employees may be safeguarded.

You probably realize that all rights also imply responsibilities. If we are entitled to a specific privilege, it is also our duty not to misuse that privilege. Let us use the school as an example. Learners have the right to stay away from school if they are ill. However, we can’t stay away from school for a whole week and then simply return without having kept up with the work that was done during our absence. It is a learner’s duty to find out what was done in his/her absence, and then to catch up the work on his/her own. It is the learner’s responsibility. The same applies to the situation in the workplace.

1.Work 40 hours a week.
2. 5 days sick leave per annum.
3. Earn a certain minimum wage.
4. When an employee is dismissed theremust be a valid reason therefore; and a written warning must be given before dismissal.


Here are a few general rights to which an employee can lay claim. Working in your groups, fill in the responsibilities that you as employers would have regarding each right:

Complete the responsibility of the employer regarding the employee’s rights in each instance:

[LO 5.3]



orientation to the world of work

The learner will be able to make informed decisions about further study and career choices.

ASSESSMENT STANDARDS: We know this when the learner:

5.1 researches study and career funding providers;

5.2 motivates own career and study choices;

5.3 critically reflects and reports on opportunities in the workplace;

5.4 discusses rights and responsibilities in the workplace;

5.5 outlines a plan for own lifelong learning.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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