Introduction – National President – Shamima Gaibie
Amidst a hectic schedule our preparations for the annual conference, in celebration of SASLAW’s 20th anniversary is well under way. This year’s conference, as you know will be held at Sun City, and will include topics that are both current and controversial. We are also holding a Women’s Breakfast on 30 March 2017 in Johannesburg for the first time which is aimed at discussing topics that affect women in the profession. We urge you, and especially our male counterparts to attend and contribute to what promises to be a very lively debate. On behalf of SASLAW, we thank you for your interest, attendance and participation in our regular seminars countrywide, and we look forward to your constant comment and contribution to issues that you think we should be addressing. We hope that you will join us to make this year a very memorable one for the Society.
The SA Society for Labour Law is a members association for those involved in all aspects of Labour Law in South Africa
The South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) is a non-profit organisation. The aim of the Society is to promote the advancement of labour law as a legal and academic discipline, and encourage collaboration between lawyers and other experts within the field of labour law.
SASLAW has over 1200 members in South Africa. Membership is made up of judges, advocates, attorneys, candidate attorneys, HR and IR management, government officials, CCMA commissioners, and employers’ organisations. SASLAW has chapters in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.
Seminars and workshops are arranged throughout the year on topical issues, which suit the wide range of members.
Following the pilot SASLAW Pro Bono project at the Labour Court in Johannesburg, the Pro Bono programme has now been established as an indispensable cornerstone of the administration of justice at the four Labour Courts around the country. This fact is clearly demonstrated by the over 14 000 clients who have been assisted since the inception of the project in February 2011 to date.