Department of Labour


Section 6 of the EEA coupled with case law findings prohibits unfair discrimination against employees on arbitrary grounds where such discrimination affects the employee’s dignity.

South Africa’s labour legislation changes periodically and case law decisions often have the effect of changing the law. As management at all levels make daily decisions affecting the myriad of employee rights, all managers need to be able to take the complex, increasing and constantly changing labour laws in to account when making their decisions.

In the realm of labor disputes, strikes serve as potent tools wielded by workers to demand fair treatment, better working conditions, and equitable compensation. However, within the fluidity of these protests lies a contentious issue: the specter of violence.

When the employment relationship ends due to the death of the employer, it terminates by operation of law, absolving both parties from their contractual obligations. 

What is an employer to do when an employee is booked off on sick leave, only to be seen engaging in social activities that a “sick” person ordinarily should not or could not be engaging in?  

A loss of income can be extremely stressful as your expenses remain but you have less money to cover these expenses. UIF benefits allow people to cover some of these expenses which people can apply for online. 

Can an employee be dismissed if they misrepresented their qualifications and/or professional memberships? This issue was considered in the Labour Court (LC) in the case of Lesedi Local Municipality v Mphele and Others.

The retail sector is often burdened with the issue of stock losses or shrinkage. Employers also grapple with identifying the perpetrator(s) of the offence who sometimes act in concert with other employees. 

To help reduce the potentially devastating effects of not having an income, South Africa has an Unemployment Insurance Fund from which workers can claim for some time.

Suddenly finding yourself unemployed for whatever reason can be a huge financial burden for anybody, and if you are among this cohort of people, you can apply for UIF benefits, even if you only work during certain times of the year.

Suddenly finding yourself unemployed for whatever reason can be a huge financial burden for anybody, and if you are among this cohort of people, you can apply for UIF benefits.

Unemployment Insurance is an important aspect of the employment landscape that provides financial support to workers who find themselves without a job. In South Africa, the Unemployment Insurance Fund plays a crucial role in administering unemployment benefits.

Losing a job due to retrenchment or dismissal can be a challenging and stressful experience. However, in South Africa, there is a safety net in place to provide some financial support during such difficult times. 

A loss of income can be extremely difficult for everyone involved, as your expenses will remain the same but no money will be available to cover them. A fund in South Africa provides temporary assistance to individuals who have lost their income.


Have you ever wondered if your UIF claim could expire? Here is what you need to know. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides short-term financial relief to workers who have contributed to the fund. 

Every month, people working for more than 24 hours per month in South Africa are required by law to make contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

After much debate about the vaccination of employees, the Department of Employment and Labour has reached a decision.

So you applied for the R350 grant from Sassa and your R350 grant application was declined. Here's why this happened.




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