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In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
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Strikes and Protest Action


In South Africa, strikes and protest actions are fundamental rights protected by the Constitution. Here's a simple guide to understanding how they work:

  1. Legal Framework:
    o Constitutional Right: Every worker has the right to strike, and every person has the right to peaceful protest. These rights are enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa.
    o Labour Relations Act (LRA): The LRA provides detailed regulations on how strikes should be conducted to ensure they are legal.
  2. Strikes:
    o Definition: A strike is a collective action by employees to stop work to press for better working conditions, pay, or other employment-related issues.
    o Procedural Requirements: For a strike to be legal, certain steps must be followed:
    - Bargaining: Initially, the issue must be discussed through a bargaining process between the employer and employees or their representatives (unions).
    - Conciliation: If bargaining fails, the matter is referred to a conciliation process via the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA).
    - Notice: If conciliation does not resolve the issue, a notice of the strike must be given to the employer at least 48 hours before the strike commences.
    o Protection: During a legal strike, employees are protected from dismissal. However, if the strike does not follow legal procedures, it is considered unprotected, and workers could face disciplinary action, including dismissal.
  3. Protest Actions:
    o Definition: Protests are public demonstrations to express views on social, political, or economic issues. They can be organized by anyone, including community groups, political organizations, or individuals.
    o Notice Requirement: Organizers must notify the local municipality at least seven days before the protest. This notice should include details like the purpose, date, time, and route of the protest.
    o Conditions: The municipality may impose conditions to ensure public safety and order, such as limiting the time or route of the protest.
    o Peaceful Conduct: Protests must be peaceful. Violence, destruction of property, or inciting others to violence can lead to the protest being declared illegal and participants being arrested.
  4. Rights and Responsibilities:
    o For Protesters: While you have the right to protest, you must do so peacefully and comply with the conditions set by the authorities.
    o For Employers and Authorities: Employers must engage in fair bargaining, and authorities must respect the right to protest while maintaining public order.

In summary, strikes and protests in South Africa are legally protected forms of expression and negotiation. Following the legal procedures ensures these actions are recognized and protected, promoting fair labour practices and the right to voice concerns publicly.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Strikes and Protest Action