The following labour legislation is in place in South Africa.
Labour Relations Act : Applies to all workers and employers and aims to advance economic development, social justice, labour peace and the democracy of the workplace.
Basic Conditions of Employment Act : Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination
Employment Equity Act : Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.
Occupational Health and Safety : Aims to provide and regulate health and safety at the workplace for all workers.
Skills Development : Aims to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce.
Skills Development Levies Act : Prescribes how employers should contribute to the National Skills Fund.
Unemployment Insurance Fund : (UIF)
Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act : Prescribes how employers should contribute to the UIF Contributions fund.
Unemployment Insurance Act : Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.
|ANC : After its unbanning the ANC began to establish branch and regional structures of its members. At its national conference the ANC restated its aim to unite South Africa and bring the country to free and democratic elections. At the 1991 National Conference of the ANC Nelson Mandela was elected President. Oliver Tambo, who served as President from 1969 to 1991 was elected National Chairperson. Negotiations initiated by the ANC resulted in the historic first elections based on one person one vote in April 1994. The ANC won this historic election with a vast majority. 62,6%. Of the more than 22 million votes cast were in favour of the ANC.|
|COSATU : The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. At the launch it represented less than half a million workers organised in 33 unions. COSATU currently have more than two million workers, of whom at least 1.8 million are paid up. Today when most trade unions are facing a decline in membership, COSATU continues to grow.|
|SACP : The South African Communist Party was founded in 1921 and has always been in the forefront of the struggle against imperialism and racist domination. The SACP is a partner in the Tripartite Alliance consisting of the African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Union. The Youth Wing of the SACP is the Young Communist League.|