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South African employment law training

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors with responsibility for employees in South Africa. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the South African market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


The previous South African regime was characterised by denial of workers’ rights and inequality. To redress the balance, the South African Government has introduced various pieces of labour legislation.

Reconciling affirmative action requirements and company growth is one of the biggest HR challenges facing managers in the RSA. Getting the balance right has led to success for companies in the South African market. This course, led by experienced experts, gives you an overview of South African employment law and insight into possibilities for employers in this emerging trading jurisdiction.



  • sources of employment law: plus similarities and key differences
  • cultural differences in inter-personal relations
  • South African corporate structure and its impact
  • key players: trade unions, bargaining councils, Department of Labour and employers’ association

Getting started

  • recruitment issues: interviews, probation and references
  • affirmative action and recruitment
  • key terms in contracts of employment
  • typical benefits

Day-to-day employee management

  • equal treatment and discrimination
  • affirmative action and promotions
  • managing under-performance
  • discipline and grievance

Working with the key employment law forums

  • formation of a bargaining council
  • the rights and powers of a bargaining council and the Department of Labour
  • working with your bargaining council and the Department of Labour

Termination of employment

  • general dismissal protection
  • special dismissal protection
  • claims and the employment law tribunals
  • termination by agreement

Download the full Introduction to South African employment law course programme.

Advanced employee investigations skills training

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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