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South Africa


Basic labour law information

South Africa - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Republic of South Africa [No. 108 of 1996].

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Relations Act, 1995 [No. 66 of 1995].

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act, [No. 71 of 2008].
     South African Citizenship Act (No. 44 of 1949) [as amended up to and including General Law Fourth Amendment Act, No. 132 of 1993]

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Correctional Services Act, 1998 (No. 111 of 1998).
     Criminal Procedure Act [Act No. 51 of 1977].

01.05) Human rights
     South African Human Rights Commission Act, 2013 (Act No. 40 of 2013).
     Human Rights Commission Act, 1994 (No. 54 of 1994) (No. 2095 of 1994)
     Abolition of Restrictions on Free Political Activity Act, 1993 (No. 206 of 1993)
     Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act, [No. 13 of 2013].
     Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, 1995 (Act. No. 34 of 1995).

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Special Economic Zones Act, 2014 (Act No. 16 of 2014).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Carbon Tax Act (Act No. 15 of 2019).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Labour Relations Act, 1995 [No. 66 of 1995].

03) Elimination of forced labour
     The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2013 [No. 7 of 2013].

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2013 [No. 7 of 2013].
     Child Justice Act, 2008 [No. 75 of 2008].
     National Child Labour Action Programme for South Africa.

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     BCEA Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children (No. R 7).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Code of Good Practice on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2012 (No. R451).
     Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, [No. 53 of 2003].
     Employment Equity Act, 1998 [No. 55 of 1998].
     Protection from Harassment Act, [No. 17 of 2011].

05.01) Non-discrimination
     Abolition of Racially Based Land Measures Act, 1991 (No.108 of 1991).

06) Tripartite consultations
     National Economic, Development and Labour Council Act, [No. 35 of 1994].

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Act No. 4 of 2014: Employment Services Act, 2014.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Skills Development Act, 1998 [No. 97 of 1998].
     National Qualifications Framework Act, [No. 67 of 2008].
     South African Schools Act, 1996 [No. 84 of 1996].

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operatives Management Act, [No. 6 of 2013].
     Co-operatives Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005).

12) Conditions of employment
     Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 [No. 75 of 1997].

14) Occupational safety and health
     BCEA Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children (No. R 7).
     Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (No. 85 of 1993)

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Special Pensions Act, 1996 (No. 69 of 1996).
     Pension Funds Act, 1956. (No. 24).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (No. 130 of 1993)

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 [No. 63 of 2001].

17) Migrant workers
     Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998).
     Immigration Act, 2002 [Act No. 13 of 2002].

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping Act (No. 57 of 1951).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Act (Act 6 of 2019).
     South African Language Practitioners' Council Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Government Employees Pension Law, 1996 (Proclamation No. 21 of 1996).
     Public Service Act, 1994 [No. 103 of 1994].
     Act No. 11 of 2014: Public Administration Management Act, 2014.



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