Global Business Solutions (GBS) is a leading Labour Law, Human Resources and Labour Relations consultancy offering a diverse range of services customised to meet the bespoke needs of the client. GBS is unashamedly client centric and uses design thinking principles in crafting solutions. GBS is a business of consequence with a wealth of experience and expertise spanning more than 30 years since its establishment.  View our services here

With a closely integrated national footprint of offices across South Africa and with partners in other global geographies, GBS is well-positioned to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs by providing practical and sustainable solutions. Our client base includes the full range of private, public, governmental and para-statal organizations from large blue-chip multinationals to small and medium size enterprises as well as start ups.


Mid-Year Labour Law Update

CTH’s employment law department includes highly skilled and experienced lawyers who practice in every facet of the employment relationship, and who have represented a wide range of employers (from the private and public sector, both local and international) and employees in connection with employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, internal disciplinary and grievance proceedings.  We are perhaps the only firm that can claim to have both practised labour law and drafted most of the legislation in this sector.  We are therefore able to provide both local and multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all of their employment needs.  Our lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy skills, and their results driven highly successful litigation practice.

From 1853 into the future
Juta and Company is a leading provider of quality legal, regulatory, business and academic content across Africa.
Drawing on our heritage of authority and excellence, Juta remains relevant by embracing technological innovation to develop accessible online e-learning content and solutions that support and streamline legal services.
Transforming talent to develop extraordinary professionals
Juta is the trusted southern African provider of first-in-class, locally relevant, technology-enabled content and solutions that enhance learning performance. Our comprehensive, accessible and customisable tertiary content and tools efficiently deliver education institutions’ curricula and promote student throughput.
Optimising efficiency and advancing legal and business proficiencies
Juta harnesses industry-leading AI-powered legal technology to leverage our vast African legal and regulatory content in innovative ways.
Keeping good employees happily motivated and engaged is an ongoing challenge for employers. Fasken’s Labour, Employment & Human Rights group provides proven legal advice to help clients maintain an efficient workplace and focus on achieving their broader business objectives.
We have a large practice group with a long history of representing employers in all aspects of labour and employment law, including offering strategic and tactical advice. We have a solid track record of successfully representing our clients before the CCMA, bargaining councils and in the Labour Court. However, in many situations we are able to defuse tensions by providing practical, innovative business solutions and timely advice.

We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,500 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; consumer markets; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

solomonholmes is a specialist firm of attorneys offering advice in employment law across all sectors of the economy. 

At solomonholmes, we believe that in a complex regulatory environment such as South Africa, employers require advice from specialist attorneys who not only have an in-depth knowledge of their field, but are able to provide practical and efficient solutions to every day operational issues. We offer our clients the benefit of a full service employment law practice ranging from restraints of trade to wage negotiations, strike management to dismissal procedures – see our services for more information.

All our attorneys at solomonholmes have all had substantial experience in the practical application of employment law. We understand the rigours of the workplace and are able to provide solutions to fit your changing needs. Labour and employment issues can often prove disruptive to the conduct of normal business and at solomonholmes we strive to ensure our clients arrive at an effective resolution with minimum interruption to operations.

solomonholmes is committed to the principles of economic transformation and is certified as a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor.

Werksmans Attorneys is consistently ranked as a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm, serving multinationals, listed companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and government.
Operating in Gauteng and the Western Cape, the firm is connected to an extensive African legal alliance through LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms across Africa.
With over 400 lawyers, Bowmans delivers integrated legal services to clients throughout Africa from eight offices in six countries. Everywhere it operates, Bowmans offers its clients a service that uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of the local market and an understanding of their businesses. The firm’s aim is to assist its clients (including corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises across a range of industry sectors as well as financial institutions and governments) to achieve their objectives as efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks. 

Bowmans works closely with its alliance firms in Ethiopia and Nigeria. It has best friends relationships with leading law firms in Malawi and Mozambique, strong relationships with other reputable law firms in Africa, and is a representative of Lex Mundi, a global association with more than 160 independent law firms across the globe.

With 30 years’ experience in South Africa and internationally, our diverse team is the preferred partner to those wanting to manage conflict effectively.

Our goal is to achieve a society in which people, workplaces, and organisations are skilled in negotiation, conflict management, and dispute resolution, by:

  • Presenting training courses and workshops on employment relations, conflict management, and dispute resolution-related topics, which are of high quality, cost-effective, learner-focused, and go above and beyond the standards of the National Qualifications Framework and international best practice.

  • Conducting dispute resolution processes for parties in conflict and disputes, which are of high quality, cost-effective, and conform to local and international standards of service delivery, including confidentiality.

  • Advocating for appropriate dispute resolution in South Africa, and in other countries.

Conflict Dynamics is 51% black female-owned and 100% female-owned, making us a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 2 contributor.

The trusted legislative compliance partner to employers. LabourNet pro-actively instils best practices and procedures throughout the entire employee life cycle, all within the required legislative frameworks. 

Our service offering makes understanding and implementing seamless compliance by taking care of:

  1. Industrial Relations Solutions
  2. Payroll Solutions
  3. Health & Safety Solutions
  4. POPI, PAIA & CPA Solutions
  5. Skills Development Solutions
  6. Employment Equity Solutions
  7. B-BBEE Solutions
  8. Training Management Solutions

Our extensive national footprint means that we can provide face-to-face service anywhere in South Africa. We are a national organisation, providing focused and intimate partnerships with our clients

With 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially-minded business solutions within record times. 

Our alliance with Linklaters and our deep relationships with outstanding law firms across Africa provides our clients with the best expertise wherever they do business.

Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys is a leading South African law firm with a reputation for integrity and excellence. We aim to be the law firm of choice across a wide range of legal matters, ensuring that our team-based approach delivers innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients.

With offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay, we offer accessible and complete legal services to a diverse client base. Local and international affiliations further extend our representation throughout Southern Africa, Europe and North America.

Shepstone & Wylie is an equal opportunity and empowerment employer, committed to transformation in our society. We are also committed to responsible corporate citizenship based on honesty, a belief in shared value and compassion for social and environmental issues that fall within the domain of our business.

ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with 12 fully integrated offices operating as one firm across the continent: in Ghana (Accra), Kenya (Nairobi), Mauritius (Port Louis), Namibia (Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek), Rwanda (Kigali), South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch) and Uganda (Kampala).
Through our in-country and regional expertise, combined with our network of high-quality correspondent firms, we are able to assist you with all your legal and tax requirements, no matter where in Africa you choose to do business.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR LAW REPORTS (SALLR) – your career-long learning partner

The requirement that professionals keep up-to-date with the knowledge and skills necessary to execute their functions is the cornerstone of all recognised professions.  Simply put, an out-of-date practitioner is not a competent practitioner.  This commitment to career-long learning is termed ‘Continuous Professional Development’ (CPD) and the SALLR proudly drives this process.

In respect of the hottest topics in labour law, employee relations, human resources and remuneration, the SALLR team on an annual basis ensures:

  • that you are provided with insightful questions and practical, customised solutions
  • the correct identification of trends 
  • a comprehensive legislative update
  • cross-referencing to publications, judgments, awards, rulings, etc
  • the categorisation of the content in a user friendly manner       


The latest amendments to the CCMA rules (and a large number of LRA forms) are out and effective as of 24 April 2023.

The driving force behind these amendments is Adv Cameron Morajane, the current Director of the CCMA.

The SALLR team is proud to present the upcoming fast track sessions in association with the CCMA.

You are cordially invited to attend and gain valuable insight as to the considerations taken into account by Adv Morajane and his CCMA team when the drafting took place.  We are certain that Dr Brian van Zyl will, as usual, provide a valuable independent analysis of these amendments.

Kindly see below the relevant brochure – the fast-track workshop sessions are to be held countrywide from Monday, 15 May 2023 to Friday, 26 May 2023.

Also attached below, kindly find the media and user advisory notice of the CCMA dated 24 April 2023.