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University of the Witwatersrand Course

Managing Labour Relations


17 Feb, 2025

Digital Campus Managing Labour Relations Course

Course overview

Whether you are an employee or an employer, South Africa’s complex labour law is relevant in your professional life. The Managing Labour Relations online short course aims to give you sound knowledge of our country’s labour landscape, while helping you navigate the employer/employee relationship successfully. Specifically, the course will equip you to handle disputes effectively and understand your legal rights as employer or employee.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: An introduction to labour law
  • Module 2: Discipline and dismissals in the workplace
  • Module 3: Dismissals for misconduct and incapacity
  • Module 4: Dismissals for operational requirements and the consequence of a transfer
  • Module 5: Unfair labour practices
  • Module 6: Collective bargaining
  • Module 7: Disciplinary action in the workplace
  • Module 8: Dispute resolution

Course outcomes

  • Ability to interpret South Africa’s labour relations laws, specifically the Labour Relations Act.
  • Ability to distinguish between fair and unfair dismissals and other unfair labour practices
  • Better management of all aspects of the staff relations and workplace disputes
  • A happier, more productive workforce and working environment
  • Fewer cases being taken to the CCMA


Advocate Saleem Seedat

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: English

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