I found myself in Labour law by chance – when my erstwhile Partner, who was previously my Principal, offered my articles of clerkship and the majority of the practice consisted of labour law. Can I just say, I have never looked back! I have only recently become a member of SASLAW (November 2015), but am eternally grateful that I made the leap to membership as there has been incredible support and a wealth of knowledge that has come my way ever since joining. I love the growing and exciting nature of the labour sector in our Country and the ever-increasing jurisprudence available. I think we, as a Society, are realising the importance of protection of both Employers and Employees at such a rapid rate, that the jurisprudence applicable is never enough. I look forward to contributing more to SASLAW and the labour sector in general in the passage of time.
Genevieve Brand , Director – WCIS Attorneys
The SA Society for Labour Law is a members association for those involved in all aspects of Labour Law in South Africa
The South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) is a non-profit organisation. The aim of the Society is to promote the advancement of labour law as a legal and academic discipline, and encourage collaboration between lawyers and other experts within the field of labour law.
SASLAW has over 1200 members in South Africa. Membership is made up of judges, advocates, attorneys, candidate attorneys, HR and IR management, government officials, CCMA commissioners, and employers’ organisations. SASLAW has chapters in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.
Seminars and workshops are arranged throughout the year on topical issues, which suit the wide range of members.
Following the pilot SASLAW Pro Bono project at the Labour Court in Johannesburg, the Pro Bono programme has now been established as an indispensable cornerstone of the administration of justice at the four Labour Courts around the country. This fact is clearly demonstrated by the over 14 000 clients who have been assisted since the inception of the project in February 2011 to date.