Labour Relations in South Africa

Improve your level of competence in basic labour law practice.


This course aims to introduce participants to the basic principles of labour law and inculcate a practical approach to work related issues.

Course Outcomes

To improve the level of competence of participants in basic labour law practice.

Course Content

Topics covered in the course include:

  • The role of trade unions in the work place.
  • Details of how an investigation is conducted.
  • Details of a disciplinary inquiry and the benefit of having a representative.
  • Preparation and execution of arbitration.
  • Introduction to the law of evidence without the legalese.

Detailed course outlines will be provided in the first lecture.

Target Audience

Any person, regardless of whether s/he is an employer or employee, who needs a simple understanding of labour issues denuded of all esoteric legal principles.

Application Process

Matric or equivalent is a pre-requisite and participants need to be interested in the function of labour relations and recognise that they have a use for such knowledge in their working lives.

Applications should be accompanied by a short CV (3 pages maximum); matric certificate and a university academic/tertiary level study record.