Department of Labour (South Africa)

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Department of Labour
Department overview
Type Department
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
25°44′59″S 28°11′20″E / 25.74972°S 28.18889°E / -25.74972; 28.18889
Employees 3,490 (2010/11)
Annual budget R1,981 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Nkosinathi Nhleko, Director-General: Labour
Child agencies
Key documents
  • Labour Relations Act, 1995
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997
  • Employment Equity Act, 1998
  • Unemployment Insurance Act, 1996
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993

The Department of Labour is the department of the South African government responsible for matters related to employment, including industrial relations, job creation, unemployment insurance and occupational health and safety.

As of 2012 the Minister of Labour is Mildred Oliphant. In the 2011/12 budget the department had a budget of R1,981 million and a staff complement of 3,490 civil servants.[1]


  1. ^ "Vote 18: Labour" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2011. Pretoria: National Treasury. 23 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-621-39863-2. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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