Hiring Workers in South Africa

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Program Description 

As multi-national companies open new offices around the world, they need to comply with local labour and employment laws when hiring and/or firing workers.  While some hiring practices may be comparable across jurisdictions, others may include complex legal requirements that are not difficult to meet as long as the employer understands upfront what is required.  This webinar will provide an overview of the most important legal requirements when hiring and/or firing employees in South Africa, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Background checks
  • Minimum working requirements
  • Pertinent clauses of employment contracts
  • Executive employees and the considerations specific to them
  • The different grounds for terminating  employment and the processes to be followed for each


  • Yvette Dissel, Moderator; Senior Counsel, Boekel De Neree N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eva Mudely, Director, Bowman Gilfillan, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lusanda Raphulu,Senior Associate, Bowman Gilfillan, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa