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SADC Labour Law Guide

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Our latest project is the SADC Labour Law Guide. A customised resource that connects businesses, governments, and civil society to the laws and people they need to know.

What it is

The SADC Labour Law Guide is a groundbreaking online tool that provides access to information on fundamental rights, minimum standards legislation, labour institutions, foreign worker provisions, and social security provisions for all 15 SADC members in one central location online.

How it works

The Guide brings together all relevant labour law information for each of the 15 SADC member countries – from Angola to Zimbabwe - and allows users to deep dive into the laws of a specific country, compare any two countries, or get a comparative SADC view of a law, as well as download or share any specific information.

Who is it for

The SADC Labour law Guide is primarily targeted at servicing needs of:

  • Investors
  • Businesses
  • Institutions
  • Governments
  • Labour
  • Academia
  • Students


When was it launched

The SADC Labour Law Guide was launched via a regional online event: 12 June 2020


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Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr Agrgre Mlimuka - SPSF Chairperson

Mrs Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon – ILO Regional Director for Africa
Official Opening

Mpho Balopi  Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity
and Skills Development, Botswana

Ms Deborah France-Massin – Director, ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities

Mr Mthunzi Mdwaba – IOE Vice President to the ILO

Mr Maxwell Parakokwa – Senior Programme Officer – Employment Labour & Youth Directorate of Social & Human Development, SADC
Closing Remarks

Mr Kaiser Moyane – Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) Board Member


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