Labour Laws

UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work

The convention is critical in terms of promoting and protecting the rights of working women

​Fixed-term contracts – there must be a justifiable reason to use them

A dismissal is when an employee reasonably expected the employer to renew a contract of employment, but the employer did not renew it

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

The protest was called by unions and opposition parties outraged at reforms that hike the annual overtime hours that employers can demand

Labour law redefines parenthood

The definition includes adoptive parents and commissioning parents in surrogacy cases

Minimum wage deal won’t be reached by Workers’ Day ― Oliphant

Oliphant said she briefed President Ramaphosa to say that government would be unable to implement the national minimum wage by the first of May

We’re complicit in our own exploitation

"We are failing to put the blame squarely where it belongs: on our political leaders, our business leaders and ourselves".

Why changes to South Africa’s labour laws are an assault on workers’ rights

Two problems loom large in the implementation of the national minimum wage. One is compliance, the other redress.

Brazil employers castigate their maids with insults, racism

A Twitter feed is exposing how millions of Brazilian domestic workers are treated as an underclass. But new laws are in the offing to protect them.

SA farmers working around labour laws – report

SA farmers are "mechanising" to avoid labour legislation, such as higher minimum wages for farmworkers, and land claims, say reports.

Bangladesh mayor suspended as building collapse death toll rises

The mayor of the Bangladesh municipality where a factory building collapsed and killed more than 400 people has been suspended, says a minister.

Full-time employment heads south

Labour experts warn that the introduction of two new laws will tighten the noose on employers. Chantelle Benjamin reports.

Companies use brokers to avoid labour laws, says judge

Many companies in South Africa use labour brokers to circumvent labour laws, says Labour Appeal Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo.


Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories