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What We Do 2018-09-05T10:37:33+00:00

PRACTICE AREAS

Administrative law principles pervade every aspect of legal advice to public sector clients. The firm’s attorneys have experience in developing internal administrative procedures for fair administrative action and administrative infrastructure that conforms with statutory requirements.

The firm has extensive and specialised knowledge and expertise in the sphere of public administration, including the administrative and constitutional law implications for public bodies in the performance of their functions.

In this regard, we have provided a range of legal services to government departments at national, provincial and local levels and numerous other public-sector institutions and statutory bodies, including:

  • the Departments of Labour, Home Affairs, Health, Water and Forestry, Minerals and Energy, Trade and Industry, Finance and Public Enterprises
  • Provincial Governments and their Departments
  • Metropolitan and Local Councils and the Municipal Demarcation Board
  • the Receiver of Revenue (SARS)
  • the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC)
  • the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)
  • statutory professional councils and sector education and training authorities (SETAs)
We offer our clients extensive expertise in designing dispute resolution procedures in the labour relations and public administration fields. Most of the directors are members of various national panels providing mediation, arbitration and facilitation services.

The firm has extensive experience representing bargaining councils. Our services include advice on amendments of bargaining council constitutions; representation in demarcation disputes; advice on the interpretation and application of collective agreements; representation at exemption hearings or appeal hearings; and advice and representation in Labour Court processes and applications, including applications to review the outcome of exemption hearings.

We have played a pioneering role in shaping and developing the South African labour regulatory environment over the last three decades. Over this time our lawyers have advised on key legislative reform processes including the overhaul of the South African labour legislative framework in 1994, and the 2002 amendments to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

The firm has extensive experience representing bargaining councils. We provide specialist legal advice on all issues affecting bargaining councils. Our services include:

  1. advice on the statutory framework within which bargaining councils operate generally and the implications of legislative amendments
  2. advice on bargaining council constitutions and the interpretation, application and enforcement of collective agreements
  3. representation in demarcation disputes
  4. representation at exemption hearings or appeal hearings
  5. advice and representation in Labour Court processes and applications, including applications to review the outcome of exemption hearings
  6. advice and representation in bargaining council jurisdictional disputes
  7. advice on bargaining council social funds, including fund rules, benefit design and good corporate governance

Some of our directors also serve as independent members of exemption appeal panels.

We are one of few firms in South Africa with extensive expertise in the field of communications and information technology law.
We have represented:

  • print media clients (newspapers and magazines) publishing in hard copy and online
  • commercial and community broadcasting services (television and radio, terrestrial and satellite)
  • telecommunications service providers, including value added network services, internet service providers and private telecommunications network services.

Our expertise extends to:

  • policy and regulatory issues
  • competition law
  • commercial law
  • litigation
  • defamation law
  • the protection of intellectual property
We have extensive experience advising and representing clients in competition matters. We do opinion work, pre-merger notifications, individual and block exemption applications and litigation in relation to restrictive practices and abuse of a dominant position.

A director of the firm served on the Government drafting team that drafted the Competition Act and is now a member of the Competition Tribunal.

Directors of our firm were involved in the drafting of the Constitution. We provide comprehensive services in respect of constitutional law including constitutional law opinions and have litigated extensively in both private and public matters in all the courts including the Constitutional Court. Our legislative drafting expertise also gives us a unique perspective into constitutional matters and its impact on legislation. The firm also has expertise in the interface between constitutional law and all other areas of law.

The firm has specialised knowledge and expertise in the sphere of corporate, commercial and competition law. It offers a full range of corporate and commercial services. These include the incorporation of companies, close corporations, partnerships and trusts, drafting the necessary documentation and attending to registration.

We also provide our clients with, amongst others, the following range of services:

  • general agreements (such as employment and commercial contracts)
  • lease agreements
  • shareholders agreements and joint venture agreements
  • property development agreements
  • liquidation proceedings and schemes of arrangements
  • competition advice
  • intellectual property and copyright advice
  • service provider and service level agreements
  • franchise agreements
  • funding and donation agreements
  • income tax advice
The firm has extensive experience in providing clients with high-level pension, provident fund and medical aid advice, High Court litigation services and referrals to the Pensions Fund Adjudicator regarding a broad range of issues including distribution of surpluses, transfers between funds, discriminatory rules, disclosure of information, and trustee compliance with fiduciary duties.
We have assisted clients in conducting investigations into acts of misconduct and non-compliance with, amongst others, procurement policies and the Public Finance Management Act. Our services include detailed forensic data analysis and reporting.

After investigations, we compile detailed investigation reports and recommendations as to possible courses of action arising out of findings incorporated in each report, assist clients with the preparation of charge sheets in instances where disciplinary proceedings are necessitated, and in some cases have acted as prosecutors in disciplinary hearings.

We believe that every investigation is unique and requires a personalised and dedicated team.

The firm is a leading South African labour law firm and counts amongst its directors and professional staff some of South Africa’s foremost labour lawyers.

We have played a pioneering role in shaping and developing the South African labour regulatory environment over the last three decades. Over this time our lawyers have advised on key legislative reform processes including the overhaul of the South African labour legislative framework in 1994, and the 2002 amendments to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Current and former directors and lawyers of the firm have and continue to serve as judges of the Labour Courts and contribute widely to labour law literature in both South Africa and abroad.

Our clients include trade unions; national, provincial and local government departments; bargaining councils; NGOs; statutory bodies; specialist government agencies; small business enterprises and multinational corporations.

The firm offers a national and international labour law service with specialist labour lawyers operating from both our offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Our specialist services include advice and litigation in relation to the following:

  • all aspects of unfair dismissal
  • retrenchments
  • unfair labour practices
  • collective bargaining and industrial action
  • organisational rights
  • contracts of employment
  • basic conditions of employment
  • grievance procedures and disciplinary processes (including representation and presiding functions in disciplinary hearings)
  • employment equity and affirmative action
  • skills development
  • occupational health and safety
  • insolvency and business rescue from an employment law perspective
  • alternate dispute resolution
  • employee benefits

We also have extensive experience representing bargaining councils. Our services in this respect include advice on amendments of bargaining council constitutions; representation in demarcation disputes; advice on the interpretation and application of collective agreements; representation at exemption hearings or appeal hearings; and advice and representation in Labour Court processes and applications, including applications to review the outcome of exemption hearings.

Through our specialised expertise, we have successfully litigated in several precedent setting cases over the years, many of which continue to serve as the leading authorities on specific labour related topics.

The firm is also highly ranked by both Chambers & Partners Global and Legal 500 for its expertise in labour and employment law.

Attorneys at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom Inc. have been substantially involved in the drafting of new legislation and redrafting old legislation since 1994, including the Constitution. In this regard, we are one of few firms that have developed extensive experience in the plain language drafting of legislation. We also have extensive experience in the drafting of provincial laws and regulations and other subordinate legislation. Some of the major laws that the firm has participated in drafting include:

  • the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1996
  • the Labour Relations Act, 1995
  • the South African Schools Act, 1996
  • the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996
  • the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997
  • the Higher Education Act, 1997
  • the Electoral Act, 1998
  • the Employment Equity Act, 1998
  • the Skills Development Act, 1998
  • the Competition Act, 1998
  • the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003

Our drafting experience covers a wide range of topics, including labour market, trade and industry, education and skills development, social development, finance, land and housing. It also includes drafting laws for every sphere of government in South Africa and also at regional and at international level.

Our lawyers have advised extensively on municipal law to various metropolitan, district and local municipalities.

We have conducted detailed investigations into matters involving fraud and corruption at municipal level, have in the preparation of disciplinary charge sheets, and represented the employer in disciplinary hearings, and arbitrations at the Bargaining Council and Labour Court.

Our lawyers have also provided advice to our local government clients on Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Municipal Finance Management Act, Treasury Regulations, practice notes and instructions.

We have also advised widely to various public entities on supply chain management and procurement law in general. We assist clients in drafting procurement policies and provide advice on complex supply chain management disputes, contractual disputes and drafting of contracts with service providers.

The firm has provided a holistic and comprehensive range of legal services to local and international NGOs for 40 years.

The legal services we offer to NGOs include advice on the formation and incorporation of non-profit companies and charitable trusts, assistance with registration as Public Benefit and Non-Profit organisations, exemptions from taxation under the Income Tax Act, general employment law advice and regulatory and litigation advice.

We have an excellent understanding of the framework in which NGOs operate and were central to the drafting of the Non-Profit Organisations Act.

Occupational Health, Safety and Compensation law

Lawyers at our firm have been centrally involved in developing regulatory frameworks for occupational health and safety, both locally and internationally, including the drafting of laws, regulations, conventions and codes of practice. We played a key role in drafting the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 and its regulations, OHS and compensation related laws in other Southern African countries and the ILO convention on health and safety in mines. One of our lawyers chaired the Committee of Inquiry into the Establishment of a National Health and Safety Council appointed by the Minister of Labour and was the principal drafter of the National Occupational Health and Safety Policy.

The firm has represented clients in many judicial and other statutory inquiries into major occupational accidents in South Africa in mining, construction and other economic sectors, including the Leon Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Safety and Health in the Mining Industry. We have also litigated in major cases involving the interpretation of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (COIDA) and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 1973 (ODMWA) and have developed significant expertise regarding compensation for occupational accidents and diseases.

Our lawyers have presented papers, authored books and developed client training manuals on occupational health and safety law.

Our specialist services include:

  • advising on all aspects of the regulatory framework governing occupational health and safety and compensation, including drafting legislation and advising on regulatory compliance;
  • representing clients at informal investigations, formal inquiries, inquests and criminal prosecutions relating to occupational health and safety and litigating on their behalf;
  • assisting clients in claiming compensation including increased compensation for occupational injuries and diseases; and
  • providing training to clients in occupational health and safety law.

Environmental Law

  • Our lawyers have a profound understanding of the regulatory framework governing the environment and its protection. We have been involved in drafting various laws, including the National Environmental Management Amendment Bill, 2003 and advised the Department of Environmental Affairs on its environmental law reform programme.
  • Professionals from the firm have provided extensive advice on environmental matters, including:
  • the draft Coastal Management Bill and the establishment of a national coastal planning system;
  • the alignment of the National Air Quality Management Bill, the National Waste Management Bill, and the National Environmental Management Act;
  • the alignment of the National Biodiversity Bill, the National Coastal Management Bill and the National Environmental Management Act;
  • the comparative analysis of the Land Use Bill and the Sustainable Utilisation of Agricultural Resources Bill.

Land reform

Cheadle Thompson & Haysom has established and managed a national panel of lawyers on behalf of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to provide legal services in land tenure disputes, in particular to farm workers and labour tenants facing eviction. Cases were referred by departmental officials, screened by Cheadle Thompson & Haysom and allocated to members of the legal services panel for urgent intervention. As part of the joint project, we have prepared a comprehensive training course on tenure security for lawyers and written a thorough resource manual on tenure security for the Department. The resource manual has been published by Juta Law. The joint project was overseen by an advisory board.

We are experts in drafting and designing legal documents in plain language. These documents include legislation, constitutions, agreements and commercial contracts.

We have been substantially involved in the drafting of new legislation and re-drafting old legislation since 1994, including the Constitution. In this regard, we are one of few firms in South Africa that has developed extensive experience in the plain language drafting of legislation and apply the principles of plain language to all our drafting work. We also have extensive experience in drafting regulations, codes of practice and other subordinate legislation.

Our professionals have drafted over 100 legislative instruments at regional, national, provincial and local government level. Some of the major national laws that we have substantially participated in drafting include:

  • the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 1996
  • the Labour Relations Act, 1995
  • the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996
  • the South African Police Services Act, 1995
  • the South African Schools Act, 1996
  • the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997
  • the Higher Education Act, 1997
  • the Electoral Act, 1998
  • the Employment Equity Act, 1998
  • the Competition Act, 1998
  • the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000
  • the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003

As appears from the list, our drafting experience covers a wide range of topics, including labour market, trade and industry, education and skills development, social development, finance, land and housing. It also includes drafting laws for every sphere of government in South Africa and also at regional and at international level.

Legislative drafting

Our directors have been centrally involved in the drafting of new legislation and re-drafting old legislation since 1994. We are one of few firms in South Africa that has developed extensive experience in the plain language drafting of legislation and apply the principles of plain language to all our drafting work. We also have extensive experience in drafting regulations, codes of practice and other subordinate legislation.

Some of the major national laws that our lawyers have been involved in drafting include:

  • the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
  • the Labour Relations Act
  • the Mine Health and Safety Act
  • the South African Schools Act
  • the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • the Higher Education Act
  • the Non-profit Organisations Act
  • the Employment Equity Act
  • the Competition Act
  • the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act
  • the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • the Special Economic Zones Act

Our drafting experience covers a wide range of fields, including labour market, trade and industry, education and skills development, finance and economic development, land and social security. Our lawyers have drafted legislative instruments at national, provincial and local government levels in South Africa and at regional and international level.

Constitutional law

The firm provides comprehensive legal services in respect of constitutional law, including constitutional law opinions and litigation in both private and public matters and the drafting of legislation in accordance with the Constitution. Our directors have expertise in the interface between constitutional law and other areas of law and regulatory activity including, employment, education and training, competition, media, telecommunications, social security and trade. Our lawyers have been centrally involved in leading cases involving constitutional interpretation in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court.

Administrative law

Administrative decisions in the public sector must be lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair. Administrators require a good grasp of administrative law in order to perform their functions effectively and in compliance with the law. Cheadle Thompson & Haysom has extensive expertise in advising public sector clients at all levels on administrative law matters. Our lawyers have designed administrative institutions and infrastructure, developed fair administrative procedures, conducted regulatory impact assessments, formulated public participation processes on draft legislative and policy instruments. We frequently advise public sector bodies on major projects involving novel and complex administrative law issues and have considerable expertise in developing comprehensive strategies that help our public- sector clients comply with their legal obligations.

Legal policy and regulatory strategy

The firm counts leading experts in public policy in various specialist fields among its directors. We have advised national government departments on key policy frameworks, including in the fields of employment law, education and skills development law and have contributed to the drafting of a range of government policy statements. Our lawyers have served on committees of inquiry and task teams that have developed legal policy proposals for government. We have also conducted major reviews of law and policy for public sector clients, including extensive comparative international research and benchmarking. Cheadle Thompson & Haysom also assists clients to make representations to government, Parliament and provincial legislatures on legislative proposals. We also monitor and advise clients on the proceedings of parliamentary committees.

Intergovernmental relations

Our lawyers know how government works. We have extensive experience of the distinctive and interdependent relationship between national, provincial and local government in South Africa and their respective legislative and executive authorities. Our directors have advised a broad range of national and provincial government departments on constitutional matters related to their respective jurisdictions, including the resolution of intergovernmental disputes and have drafted numerous provincial and national laws dealing with matters of concurrent legislative competence. Cheadle Thompson & Haysom has prepared intergovernmental agreements and implementation protocols for various government departments and statutory bodies in compliance with the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act.

Public finance management

Public sector bodies are subject to stringent public finance management obligations ensuring the efficient and effective management of public revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities. These include the duties and responsibilities of accounting officers of government departments and the responsibilities, powers and functions of the governing bodies of public entities. We advise on the full range of legal public finance facing public sector bodies including advice on the interpretation and application of the Public Finance Management Act, the Treasury Regulations, the Municipal Finance Management Act and the various practice notes and instructions issued by the national and provincial treasuries. Our lawyers have advised on large, complex and sensitive internal investigations involving public finance management and regulatory compliance.

Public finance management

Public sector bodies are subject to stringent public finance management obligations ensuring the efficient and effective management of public revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities. These include the duties and responsibilities of accounting officers of government departments and the responsibilities, powers and functions of the governing bodies of public entities. We advise on the full range of legal public finance challenges facing public sector bodies including advice on the interpretation and application of the Public Finance Management Act, the Treasury Regulations, the Municipal Finance Management Act and the various practice notes and instructions issued by the national and provincial treasuries. Our lawyers have advised on large, complex and sensitive internal investigations involving public finance management and regulatory compliance.

Public sector procurement

The public sector is obliged to procure goods and services in accordance with systems that are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective. We assist public and private sector clients to navigate the complex regulatory framework applicable to procurement and government contracting. Our lawyers advise on the full range of procurement issues arising from the Public Finance Management Act, the Treasury Regulations, the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, the Municipal Finance Management Act and the Codes of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment. We provide litigation and dispute resolution services, due diligence and regulatory advice, strategic procurement counselling and transactional support to clients at all stages of the public procurement process. Tender awards are subject to judicial review. Our lawyers have advised on major state tender processes, drafted national procurement related legislation, developed procurement policies and procedures for major public bodies and represented clients in high-level procurement litigation.

Governance and legal risk

The effective delivery of public services requires accountable and coherent governance at every level of the public administration. Our lawyers advise on the mechanisms, policies and procedures necessary to promote good governance in the public sector and to achieve an appropriate balance between autonomy and accountability in public sector institutions. The firm also conducts legal risk, regulatory compliance and litigation reviews.

Education and skills development

Our lawyers have been central to the drafting of several national and provincial education and training laws, including the South African Schools Act, the Higher Education Act and the Skills Development Act. We have advised education departments at regional, national and provincial level, higher education institutions, statutory bodies and non-governmental organisations operating in the education sector. Cheadle Thompson & Haysom has advised the Department of Labour, the Department of Higher Education and Training and various sector education and training authorities (SETAs) on skills development matters. We have also advised a range of public bodies on the National Qualifications Framework and on the quality assurance and accreditation of education and training institutions and their programs. Directors of the Firm have authored books on schools and the law and on skills development.

Land reform

Cheadle Thompson & Haysom established and managed a national panel of lawyers on behalf of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to provide legal services in land tenure disputes, in particular to farm workers and labour tenants facing eviction, but also in communal property association and land restitution matters. Cases were referred by departmental officials, screened by Cheadle Thompson & Haysom and allocated to members of the legal services panel for urgent intervention. As part of the joint project, we prepared comprehensive training courses on tenure security for lawyers and wrote a thorough resource manual on tenure security for the Department. The resource manual was published by Juta Law. The project included the administration of over 2000 cases including more than 340 000 beneficiaries over a three-and-a-half-year period.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

Our directors and professional staff have played a substantial role in drafting over 100 legislative instruments since 1994 as principal drafters, members of drafting teams or as technical advisors. These laws include:

  • Emergency Services By-laws (Johannesburg), 2003
  • Public Health By-laws (Polokwane), 2004
  • Public Road By-laws, 2004
  • Waste Management By-laws, 2004
  • Water and Sanitation By-laws, 2004
  • Credit Control By-laws, 2004
  • Public Open Spaces By-laws, 2004
  • Street Trading By-laws, 2004
  • Land-use By-laws (Fetakgomo), 2005
  • Culture and Recreation By-laws, 2005
  • Tariff Collection By-laws, 2005
  • Street Trading By-laws, 2005
  • Billboard and Advertising By-laws, 2005
  • Keeping of Animals By-laws, 2005
  • Nedlac Act 35 of 1994
  • National Health Bill, 1995 (precursor to the National Health Act)
  • Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
  • South African Police Services Act 68 of 1995
  • Public Service Amendment Act 13 of 1996
  • Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
  • Special Pensions Act 69 of 1996
  • South African Schools Act 84 of 1996
  • National Small Business Enabling Act 102 of 1996
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996
  • Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997
  • Mine Health and Safety Amendment Act 72 of 1997
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997
  • Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
  • Exchange Control Bill, 1998
  • Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
  • Electoral Act 73 of 1998
  • Public Service Amendment Act 86 of 1998
  • Competition Act 89 of 1998
  • Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
  • Further Education Act 98 of 1998
  • Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act 122 of 1998
  • Labour Relations Amendment Act 127 of 1998
  • Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000
  • Preferential Procurement Policy Act 5 of 2000
  • Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001
  • Legal Professions Bill, 2002 (Law Societies of South Africa)
  • Land Rights Bill, 2002 (precursor to the Communal Land Rights Act)
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act 11 of 2002
  • Labour Relations Amendment Act 12 of 2002
  • National Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002
  • National Environmental Management Amendment Act 56 of 2002
  • Skills Development Amendment Act 31 of 2003
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 53 of 2003
  • Co-operatives Bill, 2004
  • National Small Business Amendment Act 29 of 2004
  • National Credit Bill, 2005
  • National Occupational Health and Safety Bill, 2005
  • Financial Management of Parliament Bill, 2005
  • South African Standards Bill, 2005
  • South African Accreditation Bill, 2005
  • South African Measuring Standards Bill, 2005
  • Skills Development Amendment Act 37 of 2008
  • Social Services Professions Bill, 2008
  • South African Tourism Bill, 2009
  • Digital Dzonga Advisory Council Bill, 2009
  • South African Community Libraries and Information Services Bill, 2010
  • Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency Bill, 2011
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill, 2012
  • Special Economic Zones Bill, 2012
  • Use of Official Languages Bill, 2012
  • Manufacturing Development Act 187 of 1993
    • Industrial Development Zones Program Regulations, 2000
  • Public Service Act Proc 103 of 1994
    • Public Service Regulations, 1999
  • Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
    • Code of Good Practice on Picketing, 1998
    • Code of Good Practice on Dismissal Based on Operational Requirements, 1999
  • Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
    • Mine Health and Safety Regulations, 1997
    • Mine Health and Safety Regulations, 1999
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997
    • Code of Good Practice for Employment and Conditions of Work for Special Public Works Programs, 2002
    • Code of Good Practice on the Arrangement of Working Time, 1998
    • Code of Good Practice on the Protection of Employees during Pregnancy and After the Birth of a Child, 1998
    • Sectoral Determination: Learnerships, 2001
    • Sectoral Determination: Domestic Workers Sector, 2002
    • Sectoral Determination: Farm Workers Sector, 2002
    • Sectoral Determination: Wholesale and Retail Sector, 2002
    • Sectoral Determination: Taxi Sector, 2005
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 53 of 2003
    • BBBEE Codes, 2005
    • BBBEE Codes Amendment, 2012
  • Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
    • Higher Education Quality Promotion and Quality Assurance Regulations, 2005
  • Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
    • Learnership Regulations, 2001
    • Skills Development Funding Regulations, 2001, 2003 and 2004
    • Service Level Agreement Regulations, 2005
    • Learning Programme Regulations, 2009
    • Occupational Standards and Qualifications Regulations, 2009
  • Media Development and Diversity Agency Act 14 of 2002
    • Media Development and Diversity Agency Regulations, 2003
  • Intelligence Services Act 65 of 2002
    • Intelligence Service Regulations, 2003
  • Gauteng School Education Act 6 of 1995
  • Northern Province Schools Act 9 of 1995
  • Northern Cape Schools Act 6 of 1996
  • Gauteng Education Policy Act 12 of 1998
  • Gauteng Colleges for Education and Training Act 13 of 1998
  • Gauteng Regional Social Welfare Institutes Act 15 of 1998
  • Gauteng Street Children’s’ Shelters Act 16 of 1998
  • Gauteng Welfare Relations Act 17 of 1998
  • Gauteng Schools Amendment Bill, 1998
  • Gauteng Schools Bill, 2004
  • Gauteng Further Education and Training Bill, 2004
  • Gauteng Education Policy Amendment Bill, 2004
  • Gauteng Examinations and Assessment Amendment Bill, 2004
  • Normalisation of Certain Tenure Rights Bill, (Gauteng) 2004
  • Gauteng Youth Commission Bill, 2005
  • Gauteng Tourism Amendment Bill, 2005
  • Gauteng Gambling Amendment Bill, 2005
  • Gauteng Economic Propeller Bill, 2005
  • Gauteng Shared Services Agency Bill, 2008
  • Gauteng Planning and Development Bill, 2009
  • Blue IQ Amendment Bill, 2009
  • Gauteng Community Libraries Bill, 2012
  • Gauteng Schools Education Act 6 of 1995
    • Admission of Learners to Public Schools Amendment Regulations, 2004
    • Misconduct of Learners at Public Schools and Disciplinary Proceedings Amendment Regulations, 2004
    • Regulations on Domestic and International Tours for Learners at Public Schools, 2004
  • South African Schools Act 84 of 1996
    • Code of Conduct for Members of Governing Bodies at Public Schools (Gauteng), 2004
    • School Budget Regulations (Gauteng), 2004
    • Guidelines for Preparing Public School Annual Financial Statements (Gauteng), 2004
    • Directions for Establishment and Administration of School Funds at Public Schools (Gauteng), 2004
  • Gauteng Education Policy Act, 12 of 1998
    • Regulations on the Gauteng Education and Training Council, 2001
    • Gauteng Education and Training Council Amendment Regulations, 2004
  • Further Education and Training Act 98 of 1998
    • Determination on Record Keeping by Public Further Education and Training Institutions (Gauteng), 2004
  • Gauteng Further Education and Training Bill, 2004
    • Regulations on Admissions of Students at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
    • Regulations on Disciplinary Measures for Students at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
    • Regulations on Student Representative Councils at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
  • Gauteng Schools Bill, 2004
    • Governing Bodies of Public Schools Regulations, 2004
    • Gauteng Examinations and Assessment Act, 1997
    • Senior Certificate Examination Amendment Rules, 2004
  • ILO Convention No 176 and Recommendation 183 on Safety and Health in Mines, 1994
  • Namibia Labour Code
    • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1994
  • Review of Kenyan Labour Laws, 2003 (Labour Relations, Employment Standards, Labour Institutions, Occupational Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation)
  • Lesotho Vocational Education and Training Bill, 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation Bill, 2005
  • Tanzania Occupational Health and Safety Bill, 2005
  • Namibia Vocational Training Bill, 2005

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL
Provincial Laws / Bills

70.Gauteng School Education Act 6 of 1995
71.Northern Province Schools Act 9 of 1995
72.Northern Cape Schools Act 6 of 1996
73.Gauteng Education Policy Act 12 of 1998
74.Gauteng Colleges for Education and Training Act 13 of 1998
75.Gauteng Regional Social Welfare Institutes Act 15 of 1998
76.Gauteng Street Childrens Shelters Act 16 of 1998
77.Gauteng Welfare Relations Act 17 of 1998
78.Gauteng Schools Amendment Bill, 1998
79.Gauteng Schools Bill, 2004
80.Gauteng Further Education and Training Bill, 2004
81.Gauteng Education Policy Amendment Bill, 2004
82.Gauteng Examinations and Assessment Amendment Bill, 2004
83.Normalisation of Certain Tenure Rights Bill, (Gauteng) 2004
84.Gauteng Youth Commission Bill, 2005
85.Gauteng Tourism Amendment Bill, 2005
86.Gauteng Gambling Amendment Bill, 2005
87.Gauteng Economic Propeller Bill, 2005
88.Gauteng Shared Services Agency Bill, 2008
89.Gauteng Planning and Development Bill, 2009
90.Blue IQ Amendment Bill, 2009
91.Gauteng Community Libraries Bill, 2012

Provincial regulations, codes of practice and other regulatory instruments

92.Gauteng Schools Education Act 6 of 1995
92.1Admission of Learners to Public Schools Amendment Regulations, 2004
92.2Misconduct of Learners at Public Schools and Disciplinary Proceedings Amendment Regulations, 2004
92.3Regulations on Domestic and International Tours for Learners at Public Schools, 2004
93.South African Schools Act 84 of 1996
93.1Code of Conduct for Members of Governing Bodies at Public Schools (Gauteng), 2004
93.2School Budget Regulations (Gauteng), 2004
93.3Guidelines for Preparing Public School Annual Financial Statements (Gauteng), 2004
93.4Directions for Establishment and Administration of School Funds at Public Schools (Gauteng), 2004
94.Gauteng Education Policy Act, 12 of 1998
94.1Regulations on the Gauteng Education and Training Council, 2001
94.2Gauteng Education and Training Council Amendment Regulations, 2004
95.Further Education and Training Act 98 of 1998
95.1Determination on Record Keeping by Public Further Education and Training Institutions (Gauteng), 2004
96.Gauteng Further Education and Training Bill, 2004
96.1Regulations on Admissions of Students at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
96.2Regulations on Disciplinary Measures for Students at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
96.3Regulations on Student Representative Councils at Public Further Education and Training Institutions, 2004
97.Gauteng Schools Bill, 2004
97.1Governing Bodies of Public Schools Regulations, 2004
98.Gauteng Examinations and Assessment Act, 1997
98.1Senior Certificate Examination Amendment Rules, 2004

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL

99.Emergency Services By-laws (Johannesburg), 2003
100.Public Health By-laws (Polokwane), 2004
101.Public Road By-laws, 2004
102.Waste Management By-laws, 2004
103.Water and Sanitation By-laws, 2004
104.Credit Control By-laws, 2004
105.Public Open Spaces By-laws, 2004
106.Street Trading By-laws, 2004
107.Land-use By-laws (Fetakgomo), 2005
108.Culture and Recreation By-laws, 2005
109.Tariff Collection By-laws, 2005
110.Street Trading By-laws, 2005
111.Billboard and Advertising By-laws, 2005
112.Keeping of Animals By-laws, 2005