Labour Laws

LABOUR LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA
The following labour legislation is in place:


  • LABOUR RELATIONS ACT.
  • Applies to all workers and employers and aims to advance economic development, social justice, labour peace and the democracy of the workplace.


  • BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT.
  • Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination.


  • COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DISEASE ACT.
  • Workers who are affected by occupational injuries and diseases are entitled to compensation.


  • EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT.
  • Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.


  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT.
  • Aims to provide and regulate health and safety at the workplace for all workers.


  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT.
  • Aims to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce.


  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT LEVIES ACT.
  • Prescribes how employers should contribute to the National Skills Fund.


  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND (UIF). UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS ACT .
  • Prescribes how employers should contribute to the UIF Contributions fund.


  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT.
  • Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.


  • MANPOWER TRAINING ACT.
  • To provide for the promotion and regulation of the training of manpower and for that purpose to provide for the establishment of a National Training Board, a Manpower Development Fund and a Fund for the Training of Unemployed Persons; to provide for the establishment, accreditation, functions and powers of training boards; the registration of regional training centres, private training centres and industry training centres; and the imposition on certain employers of a levy in aid of training; and to provide for matters connected therewith. .


    KNOW MORE ABOUT IMPORTANT DEPARTMENTS
    The follow are few important departments in the service of workers



    HEAD OFFICE / JHB

      85 Eloff Street JHB/CBD

      Royal Place Building Office 604/606

      Tel: 011 333 0234

      Fax: 011 333 0409

    EAST RAND BRANCH

      1 The Stewars industrial Cnr

      Beryl str & Mainreef Road

      BENONI

      Contact: 078 603 2055

    ROBERTVILLE BRANCH

      11 Domkvag Roodepoort

      ROODEPOORT 1729 JOHANNESBURG

      Contact: 083 522 5135

      Contact: 071 991 0725

    PRETORIA BRANCH

      385 Asetileen Street

      Silver Tondela Pretoria

      PRETORIA

      Contact: 072 326 6137


    NORTH WEST BRANCH

      2 Neetling Street

      Elandsheuwel Klerkdorp

      KLERKDORP NORTH WEST

      Contact: 074 479 5067

    POLOKWANE BRANCH

      ID Industria

      Ladama Polokwane

      POLOKWANE

      Contact: 073 482 4219

    NELSPRUIT BRANCH

      16 Russel Street

      Nelspruit

      MPUMALANGA

      Contact: 071 531 4195

    P.MARITZBURG BRANCH

      100 Moses Madiba Road

      Pietermaritzburg

      KWAZULU NATAL

      Contact: 073 760 3223

    DURBAN BRANCH

      9 Koni G Kramer Road

      New Germany

      DURBAN KWAZULU NATAL

      Contact: 073 765 6519

    P. ELIZABETH BRANCH

      42-44 Newtown Street

      Newtown Park

      P. ELIZABETH

      Contact: 083 245 0627

    CAPE TOWN BRANCH

      50 Govan Mbeki Road

      Phillip Cape Town

      CAPE TOWN

      Contact: 083 592 0421