Aantekening: An update of recent labour law developments from South African courts 2021

Author: MJ Van Staden

ISSN: 1996-2207
Affiliations: University of Johannesburg
Source: Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, Issue 4, 2021, p. 754-793


This contribution summarises and addresses recent South African labour law cases from June 2020 to May 2021. It focuses on a number of noteworthy decisions handed down by South African courts on a range of labour law matters. The cases addressed here were chosen because they established new standards, greatly expanded on existing ones, or established new legal tests. These judgments have a notable effect on labour law and the employment relationship in particular. They are anticipated to be particularly influential in future cases. In this period, it has also become necessary for the courts to deal with a number of cases involving Covid- 19-related facts.