SASLAW is a relevant and dynamic association which promotes the discipline 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 1300 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 18 000 clients who have been assisted since the inception of the project in February 2011 to date.
Acting judges are drawn from the ranks of the association’s senior members and SASLAW has been engaged by the judiciary to add its voice to material matters involving the practice of labour law in the Labour Courts.
SASLAW is also invited to comment on the proposed amendments to certain pieces of labour legislation and presented its position to the Parliamentary Portfolio.
SASLAW was delighted to have won the right to host the ISL&SSL World Congress in September 2015. The event took place in Cape Town and 515 delegates attended from all over the world, the African continent and South Africa.