Resources

We have compiled the following resources enabling convenient access to key information, forms and documents covering employment and labour law matters. Downloadable copies in PDF format of documents and forms covering legislation, Sectoral Determinations, Codes of Good Practice, general and CCMA forms can be found on this page.

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Acts


Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (with amendments) (25KB)
(The Act gives effect to the right to fair labour practices referred to in sections 23(2) of the Constitution by establishing and making provision for the regulation of basic conditions of employment for all employees)

BCEA Earnings Threshold (43KB)
(The earnings threshold at which employees are excluded from pre-determined sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act)

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No. 130 of 1993 (with amendments) (576KB)
(The Act provides for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases, and for matters concerned therewith)

Constitution 17th amendment version (6.2MB)

Employment Equity Act No. 55 Of 1998 (307KB)
(The Act seeks to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination and in implementing affirmative action measures)

Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995 (with amendments) (1.4MB)
(The Act gives effect to and regulates the fundamental rights confirmed by section 27 of the Constitution and provides a framework within which employees and their trade unions, employers and employers’ organisations can collectively bargain)

Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 (with amendments) (346KB)
(The Act seeks to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the use of plant machinery, as well as the protection of persons at work against hazards to health and safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work.)

Skills Development Act (376KB)
(The Act seeks to provide an institutional framework to devise and implement national, sector and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce)

Skills Development Levies Act 1999 (165KB)
(The Act imposes a skills development levy on employers and operates in conjunction with the Skills Development Act, 1998)

Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act No. 4 of 2002 (with amendments) (117KB)
(The Act provides for the payment of contributions for the benefit of the unemployment insurance fund and the procedure for the collection of such contributions)

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 6 – Private Security Sector (668KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment in the Private Security Sector to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Private Security Sector Wage 2014 – 2015

Sectoral Determination 1 – Contract Cleaning Sector (142KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for the Contract Cleaning Sector to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Contract Cleaning Wages 2013 – 2014

Sectoral Determination 5 – Learnerships   (228KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for Learnerships to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Learnership Allowances 2014

Sectoral Determination 7 – Domestic Workers (406KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for Domestic Workers to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Domestic wages 2013 to 2014

Sectoral Determination 9 – Wholesale and Retail Sector (606KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment in the Wholesale and Retail Sector to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Wholesale Wages 2014 2015

Sectoral Determination 10 – Children in Perfoming Arts (136KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for Children in Performing Arts to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Wage Schedule

Sectoral Determination 11 – Taxi Sector (340KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for the Taxi Sector to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Taxi Wages 1july2014

Sectoral Determination 12 – Forestry Sector (2178KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment in the Forestry Sector to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Forestry Wages 2014

Sectoral Determination 13 – Farm workers wages 2013 (322KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for Farm Workers to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)

Sectoral Determination 14 Hospitality Industry (1019KB)
(Prescribed minimum terms and conditions of employment for the Hospitality Industry to be read in conjunction with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997)
Hospitality Wages 2014

Codes of Good Practice

Code of Good Practice on Dismissal (53KB)
(A guide for employers and employees in relation to some of the key aspects of dismissals for reasons related to conduct and capacity)

Code of Good Practice on Key Aspects on the Employment of People with Disabilities (1.8MB)
(A guide for employers and employees on promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment for people with disabilities as required by the Employment Equity Act)

Code of Good Practice on the Arrangement of Working Time (55KB)
(Information and guidelines to employers and employees concerning the arrangement of working time and its impact on the health, safety and family responsibilities of employees.)

Code of Good Practice on the Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases  (59KB)
(A guide for employers and employees to appropriately deal with sexual harassment in the workplace and preventing its recurrence)

Code of Good Practice on the Key Aspects of HIV and AIDS and Employment  (222KB)
(A guide for employers and trade unions so as to ensure individuals with HIV infections are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace)

Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation, and Monitoring of Employment Equity Plans (133KB)
(Guidelines of good practice for the preparation and implementation of an employment equity plan)

Code of Good Practice on the Protection of Employees During Pregnancy and After the Birth of the Child    (77KB)
(Guidelines for employers and employees concerning the protection of women’s health against potential hazards in their work environment during pregnancy, after the birth of a child and while breast-feeding)

Code of Good Practice on Who is an Employee (2.0MB)
(Guidelines for determining whether persons are employed in terms of, inter alia, the Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act and Skills Development Act.)