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Basic Conditions of Employment Act - Summary

(Public Information)
This is a popular summary of the most important sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997. Workers must be able to see a summary at their workplaces in the official languages that are spoken there.

CCMA Website

This site contains information about the CMMA and its processes, rules and Legislation and Codes & Procedures. It also contains information on employment contracts and dispute prevention. The hearing schedule and case statistics are also available online.

Department of Labour Website

This site contains detailed information on Unemployment Insurance Fund, including instructions on how to make payments to and how to claim from the Fund. There are also sample documents and forms.

Employ People with Disabilities

(Public Information)
This publication provides information about employment of people with disabilities to employers and employees.

Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998

No. 55 of 1998Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act contains provisions that promote employment equity, including provisions prohibiting unfair discrimination, regulating affirmative action and establishing a Commission for Employment Equity.

Know Your Labour Relations Act

(Public Information)
This guideline explains the labour laws contained in the Labour Relations Act.

Labour Force Survey

(Reports and Research)
Statistics South Africa (The Government of South Africa)
This biannual survey looks at labour market changes and trends, as well as employment in the formal and informal sectors and unemployment.

Labour Market Statistics

(Public Information)
This compilation of statistics contains labour information drawn from a variety of sources. Statistics are provided for labour market demographics, labour market supply and staff profiles.

Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995

No. 66 of 1995Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act regulates the organisational rights of trade unions and promotes and facilitates collective bargaining at the workplace and at sectoral level. It also deals with strikes and lockouts, workplace forums and alternative dispute resolution. It also establishes the CCMA, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court as superior courts, with exclusive jurisdiction to decide matters arising from the Act.

National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) Website

NEDLAC is funded by the National Department of Labour but the Departments of Trade and Industry, Finance and Public Works are also centrally involved. NEDLAC's aim is to make economic decision-making more inclusive, and to promote the goals of economic growth and social equity. The website contains a vast amount of information pertaining to labour and economic development including information about NEDLAC (including annual reports), agreements and reports, research, section 77 notices and reports from NEDLAC annual summits.