Aantekeninge: An update of recent labour law developments from South African courts 2023

Author: MJ Van Staden

ISSN: 1996-2207
Affiliations: University of the Witwatersrand
Source: Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, Issue 4, 2023, p. 696 – 734


This contribution considers recent South African labour law cases from June 2022 to May 2023. It focuses on several decisions handed down by South African courts on various labour and employment law matters. The cases considered have the potential to provide labour law scholars with insights into the interpretation and application of legal principles relevant to labour and employment law. These cases involve novel legal issues or challenge existing legal principles. They may also include disputes with social or political implications. They may challenge existing social norms or legal structures and require legal scholars to rethink their understanding of these structures. It is foreseen that these cases can provide labour law scholars with a framework for understanding legal principles and the reasoning behind the court’s decision. Labour law cases are numerous, and it is virtually impossible for labour lawyers to be aware of all labour law developments.