Higher postgraduate course, second semester, one seminar per week.
30 NQF credits at NQF level 9

Course Convener: to be confirmed

Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees. Candidates must have a
sufficient level of competence in the field of labour law.

Course outline:
The course covers the current law of collective bargaining and industrial action (strikes and lockouts)
in South Africa. It further aims to give students an understanding of the historical development
of collective bargaining, so as to enable them to understand the policies underlying the regulation of
collective bargaining in South Africa. In addition, students will be introduced to contemporary
debates on the role and significance of collective bargaining and industrial action.
Students can expect to leave the course with a working knowledge of applicable statutory
provisions, case law, key policy issues, and current debates on the regulation and premises of
collective bargaining and industrial action in South Africa.

DP requirements: Satisfactory attendance at seminars and completion of written assignments.

Assessment: Coursework 50% (comprising two assignments (3000-3500 words each) each counting 25%, Examination 50%