Business Plan

Labour law

Labour law effects every employer and employee with responsibilities attached to each party.


South Africa started reforming the its labour law drastically after April 1994 and it was amongst the first areas of law to be reformed. 

The main employment law statutes of South Africa are the following:

•     The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995  (LRA

•     The Basic Conditions of Employment Act  75 of 1997 (BCEA).

•     The Employment Equity Act  55 of 1998 (EEA)

•     The Skills Development Act  97 of 1998 (SDA)

•     The Unemployment Insurance Act 30 of 1996 (UIA)

•     The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 (COIDA).

Employment protection legislation applies to all employees who ordinarily work in South Africa. 

The legislation also covers employees who work partly outside and inside South Africa and outside the country.