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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Black skin, white masks? Can a litigant request the recusal of a presiding officer on the basis of race in labour disputes?

Can an employee in a labour dispute request that a presiding officer recuse themselves on the basis that the presiding officer is the same race as the employer’s legal representatives? That was the question that the Labour Court had to determine in Cell ..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Is it time for a section 150A LRA intervention in the Sibanye-Stillwater deadlock

After a lengthy period of striking – nearly 3 (three) months – over wage increases at Sibanye’s gold operations, the time is ripe for the type of intervention envisioned un..

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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2022 was assented into law on 4 April 2022, by the President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Doing business simplified: navigating immigration requirements in Nigeria

For foreign companies looking to expand and set up operations in Nigeria, it is important that personnel with a good understanding of the companies’ strategy are available to support in the establishment and the nascent stages of the company. In this article, we have high..

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South Africa: New earnings threshold and minimum wage to come into effect on 1 March 2022

On 1 March 2022, we will see the implementation of an increased annual earnings threshold in the amount of ZAR 224 080.48 per annum and an increased national minimum wage in the amount of ZAR 23.19 per hour worked. 

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Kenya: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 was gazetted by a Gazette Notice dated 8 October 2021. The Bill is aimed at addressing increased employee burnout and promoting employees’ work life balance.


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What employers should expect with the changes in Zimbabwean labour laws with the advent of 2022

Over the past decade, Zimbabwe’s Labour laws have been evolving in a bid to meet the changes in the modern economy. One of the major developments include the Labour amendment bill 2021 which has been of major interest among Zimbabweans. This article seeks to highlight key..

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Webber Wentzel

Secondary strikes: Constitutional Court upholds judgments of the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court

On 12 November 2021, the Constitutional Court (CC) held in favour of mining employers in a historic secondary strike judgment*. Our employment team successfully represented several mining employers from the interdict stage at the Labour Court (LC) to the appeal stage at t..

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