Project: Decent Work

Developing and utilising Labour Law to promote decent work in South Africa and the SADC region

The International Labour Organisation has adopted the aim of promoting the development of "decent work" in its member states. South Africa, as a member state, has an obligation to strive towards achieving this aim. Workers (and their families) may utilise various mechanisms to develop socio-economically and to reach their potential. One of these instruments is the optimal development and application of Labour Law as a regulatory instrument.

The object of this project is to reconsider and develop the nature, role and application of Labour law in order to ensure
a) increased security in labour opportunities in the formal and informal economy;
b) the effective organisation and representation of workers in social institutions and processes;
c) the protection of workers' rights to freedom of association, collective bargaining and equality; and
d) social protection that includes social insurance against diverse risks, inter alia unemployment, occupational injuries, illnesses and death.

Project members


Project leader

Nicola Smit

Monray Botha

Marius Olivier

Anri Botes



Global reports (Labour Law)

Global reports (Social Security)

Statutes and Regulations



Open: Case law, General, Global reports (Labour Law), Global reports (Social Security), Statutes and Regulations