Labour Law in SA: Practice and Procedure - July to December 2019

UCT Law@work is pleased to introduce this short course in labour law practice.

Course takes place from July to December - 8 to 12 July; 7 to 11 October and 2 to 6 December 2019.


This course takes into account the reality that much of the day-to-day ‘practice’ of labour law is in the hands of advisors and representatives who are not lawyers, and who may have little or no formal legal training. Cognisant of these realities, the short course aims to provide those who may wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the discipline of labour law, the opportunity to access training in the practical application of labour law both in the workplace and in formal dispute resolution procedures at the CCMA and in bargaining councils. This short course aims to provide a strong theoretical and vocational basis to assist delegates in their current or future careers and lays the groundwork for other formal studies in the area of dispute resolution practice. 

Successful participants will be equipped with:

  • Appropriate knowledge of basic labour law and industrial relations principles, and the labour market in South Africa
  • An understanding of labour relations aspects within the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • An appreciation of the requirements of equity and efficiency in the workplace, and economic development and social justice in both the workplace and society at large
  • An understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • An understanding of labour law and related areas of law (for example, the law of contract and evidence) and the ability to apply this in practice
  • Basic competencies in:
    • Drafting legal documents (affidavits, rescission applications, condonation applications, postponement applications, joinder applications)
    • Initiating, investigating, conducting and managing internal disciplinary hearings and incapacity inquiries
    • Representation of parties in the conciliation processes


  • Human resource and industrial relations practitioners
  • Owners and senior employees of businesses
  • Labour consultants
  • Organisers, legal officers and other officials of trade unions and employer organisations


Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Don Coue
Course Details

Course Duration: 

1 Semester



Course fee Includes: 

Parking, teas, lunches, course material