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SA Labour Legislation

SA Labour Legislation

South Africa has a comprehensive labour legislation framework aimed at protecting employees’ rights, promoting fair labour practices, and fostering good relations between employers, employees, and trade unions.

The primary legislation governing labour relations in South Africa is the Labour Relations Act (LRA), 1995, which sets out the rules for:

Dispute resolution through the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Unfair labour practices and dismissals.

Employee participation in decision-making processes.

Other key labour laws in South Africa include:

Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), 1997 (which sets out minimum employment conditions such as working hours, leave, and termination procedures).

Employment Equity Act (EEA), 1998 (which promotes equal opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace).

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), 1993 (ensuring a safe working environment).

Skills Development Act (SDA), 1999 (providing a framework to develop and improve skills in the workplace).

Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA), 2001 (providing income security for unemployed workers).

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Labour Legislation in South Africa

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