From the desk of the General Manager:
Charting a new way for Labour Law in South Africa
Top South African legal minds are finalising their thought-provoking and insightful presentations for the 21st Annual South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) Conference, to be held on 7 and 8 September 2018.
More than a "talk shop", the conference has proven over the years to be a valuable space for dissecting the most pressing challenges faced by labour law practitioners, human resources (HR) professionals and industrial relations (IR) personnel in their diverse capacities.
In this, the second newsletter leading up to this conference, we offer quick preview into some of the key topics to be presented at the conference, and how they can lead to new insights and solutions for delegates in their work.
The 21st SASLAW conference will be held on the 7th and 8th September at Century City in Cape Town. The 2nd African labour law conference will be held on the 6th September. SASLAW delegates are able to register from 4pm on the 6th September and attend the evening function on the 6th September.
Standard: R4200 excl VAT
Non-member: R4800 excl VAT
SASLAW Conference 2018
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Century City Hotel:
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Accommodation can be booked at the Century City Hotel. Bookings to be made directly:
R1840 Bed and Breakfast – Single Superior
R2120 Bed and Breakfast – Double Superior
These rates are subject to change and rooms are subject to availability.
We suggest delegates book accommodation at the Century City Hotel which is across the road from the Conference Centre.
Bookings are to be made directly and the rate originally quoted are not available any longer.
Rates are subject to change and we suggest you contact the hotel soon.
SASLAW CONFERENCE 2018 - PROGRAMME
The African Labour Law Conference will take place on the 6th September from 9am to 5.30pm.
SASLAW delegates may register for the SASLAW conference on the 6th September from 4pm and attend the cocktail party at the Century City Hotel.
There will be no refund in the event of non-attendance at the conference.
SASLAW will not accept cancellations after the 1 August 2018. Substitutions may be made.
Cancelled registrations between 28 February and 30 June 2018 will receive a 100% refund.
Cancelled registrations between 30 June and 1 August 2018 will receive a 50% refund.
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JOHANNESBURG: June 2018 – Advocate Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector of South Africa, and Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel have been confirmed as the headline speakers for the 21st annual South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) Conference on 7 and 8 September 2018.
Running over two days, the conference will be held at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town and will focus on modern issues relevant to labour law practitioners and human resources professionals. These include topics such as social media misconduct, new and current issues in sexual harassment (impact of the ‘#MeToo’ campaign), robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, moonlighting and the gig economy. The conference will be held directly after the second African Labour Law Society (ALLS) Conference, which takes place on 6 September 2018 at the same venue.
“The speakers and delegates will engage broadly on labour issues that affect not only South Africa, but the whole continent as well, in a constantly evolving field that affects every sector of society,” Shamima Gaibie, SASLAW national president says.
High profile speakers confirmed for the SASLAW conference include:
• Advocate Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector of South Africa;
• Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development;
• Judge Basheer Waglay, Judge President of the Labour Court;
• Shamima Gaibie, SASLAW National President and Director at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom;
SASLAW currently has just over 1300 members across various disciplines in the labour law eco-system including attorneys, human resources professionals, advocates, labour consultants, judges, students, academics, government officials, CCMA commissioners, trade unions and bargaining council and employers’ organisations.
Seats to the conference are limited to 450 at a cost of R4200 each for SASLAW members and R4800 for non-members.
Proceeds from the conference will go towards funding for the SASLAW Pro Bono non-profit company project at the South African Labour Courts. The project serves to deliver a quality advisory service and defined labour law legal services to those who otherwise do not have access to justice. Over 19000 clients nationally have been assisted since the inception of the project in 2011.
“This year’s conference speaks to the most pertinent challenges facing labour law practitioners,” says Gaibie. “Deep insights are drawn from real South African cases as well as international trends, with a diverse line-up of top-level experts delivering thought-provoking presentations.
“The networking opportunities and learning opportunities at the conference are invaluable as key partnerships are often formed in the informal sessions, which lead to the advancement of labour law principles, practices and understanding in the public and private sectors,” Gaibie adds.