The Employment Act of 1997 has far-reaching effects in the workplace

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 was set in place to advance social justice and economic development for all workers in South Africa.

The primary objectives of this act are to:

• Give effect to and regulate the people’s right to fair labour practices as set out by section 32(1) of the Constitution by:

  • establishing and enforcing basic conditions of employment;
  • regulating the variation of basic conditions of employment.

• Give effect to obligations as set out by the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation.


The team at Labour Law Experts is fully aware of the regulations stipulated in the various Labour Acts in South Africa. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

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