Please find below a message from President Janice Bellace
I hope this finds you well and coping in these difficult times. Thanks for the continuous support of the Society, and thanks to those members who have paid their fees timeously. The administrators have received good feedback from our members on the recent communications that we have sent out.
Herewith our 2019 summer newsletter for your interest.
Many of the SASLAW partners and sponsors have very interesting and informative articles loaded on the SASLAW website. The national committee encourages you to read these on the following links:
Labour relations and labour law continue to be an interesting area to be involved in in South Africa. The benefit of this for SASLAW is that there are always new and interesting topics to arrange seminars and conferences around the country. The 2019 Conference, which is being hosted by the Durban Chapter this year, is shaping up to be a very interesting conference indeed. We look forward to seeing you there.
The tragic death of Judge Anton Steenkamp of the Labour Court at the age of 57 has robbed the labour law community of an esteemed and valued member. Anton sustained a fatal snake bite in Mpika, Zambia on 20 May 2019 while travelling through southern Africa with his wife, Catherine. Anton had served on the Labour Court bench since 2010 and was due to spend the third court term of 2019 as an Acting Judge in the Gauteng High Court.
Dear Members of SASLAW
We are very sad to pass on the news that Judge Anton Steenkamp passed away on Monday, 20 May 2019.
Judge Steenkamp was on long leave and travelling in Zambia when he was bitten by a snake and subsequently died. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judge Steenkamp’s wife and his family as this terrible time.
Judge Steenkamp will be fondly remembered as an excellent judge and labour lawyer who contributed significantly to the development of our labour law jurisprudence. He also served as the National President of SASLAW.
Introduction – National President – Ludwig Frahm-Arp
It is already the end of April and a third of the year is gone. Soon the annual conference will be upon us. I hope you have all reserved those dates in your diaries and are taking advantage of the early bird special. The program looks very interesting and the conference is sure to be a great success. It will be wonderful to holding the conference in Durban again after so many years, and hopefully our Durban members will turn out in good numbers.
Labour law in South Africa remains as existing and dynamic as always, reflecting so many of the challenges our country faces in the microcosm of the workplace. SASLAW is at the forefront of this with many of our members being involved in ground-breaking decisions coming out of the Constitutional Court, the Labour Appeal Court, and the Labour Court.