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About Department of Labour South Africa

About Department of Labour South Africa

The Department of Labour publishes legislation that regulates labour practices and activities

 Activities

The Department of Labour will play a significant role in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality   through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, which are aimed  at:

  • Improved economic efficiency and productivity
  • Employment creation
  • Sound labour relations
  • Eliminating inequality and discrimination in the workplace
  • Alleviating poverty in employment

Vision

The Department of Labour will strive for a labour market which is conducive to investment, economic growth, employment creationand decent work.

Mission

Regulate the South Africa labour market for a sustainable economy through:

  • Appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Inspection, compliance monitoring and enforcement
  • Protection of human rights
  • Provision of Employment Services
  • Promoting equity
  • Social and income protection
  • Social dialogue.

Values

  • We treat employees with care, dignity and respect
  • We respect and promote:
    • Client centred services
    • Accountability
    • Integrity and ethical behaviour
    • Learning and development
  • We live the Batho Pele Principles
  • We live the principles of the Department’s Service Charter
  • We inculcate these values through our performance management system.