Managing People

Getting the workforce of today ready for tomorrow

The world of work is significantly changing on a daily basis by the introduction of new technologies and globalisation.

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No need to testify twice: Employers take note

The Labour Court in South Africa (LC) was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing.

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Three affordable ways to increase employee engagement

It is no secret that a well-established employee engagement strategy is crucial for business success in the modern business environment.

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Can you terminate an employee's contract without a hearing?

Can an employer rely on the termination provision of an employment contract to terminate an employee’s fixed-term contract without reason and without a hearing?

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What are the rights of illegal workers in SA?

In light of xenophobic violence which continues to be a problem in various regions in South Africa, the case of Discovery Health Limited and Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, and German Lanzetta has important implication

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How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? The Constitutional Court will decide

On 29 May 2018, the Constitutional Court heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions.

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Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

In November 2017, the National Assembly in South Africa passed several pieces of labour legislation that have important implications for employers and employees in South Africa.

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Can your employer make you re-apply for your job?

In South Africa an employee’s services can be terminated as a result of his/her misconduct or incapacity or as a result of the employer’s operational requirements.

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Court confirms that bad behaviour should not be rewarded

The Labour Court (LC) in Solidarity obo Oelofse v Armscor (SOC) Ltd and Others ( (21 February 2018) was tasked with reviewing a decision that the non-payment of a performance bonus was not an unfair labour practice, even though the employee e

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Can you dismiss an employee for posting a racist comment on Facebook?

Is a dismissal of an employee who posted alleged racist comments on Facebook substantively fair?

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