Department Of Labour Duties

Department Of Labour Duties

Department Of Labour Duties,
The Department of Labour publishes legislation that regulates labour practices and 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


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


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.


  • 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.

Department Of Labour Contact Number – Head Office

Operating Hours:
07:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
Telephone Number(s): (012) 309 4000
Fax Number(s): (012) 320 2059
Street Address:
Laboria House
215 Francis Baard Street
Postal Address:
Private Bag X117

Department Of Labour Ministry Contact

Minister’s Office: Cape Town

Operating Hours:
08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Telephone Number(s): (021) 466 7160
Fax Number(s): (021) 462 2832
Street Address:
Room 1207,
12th Floor,
120 Plein Street,
Cape Town
Postal Address:
Private Bag X9090
Cape Town

Minister’s Office: Pretoria

Operating Hours:
08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Telephone Number(s): (012) 392 9620
Fax Number(s): (012) 320 1942
Street Address:
Laboria Building,
215 Francis Baard Street,
Postal Address:
Private Bag X499
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