An analysis of temporary employment services and the new laws regulating them in South Africa.
This research focuses on temporary employment services in South Africa and considers the new legislation relating to them. The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 and the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act 20 of 2013 were recently passed into law. The Congress of South African Trade Unions called for a total ban on temporary employment services in South Africa; however, rather than banning them, the government amended the labour laws regarding temporary employment services, in order to regulate them more closely. This thesis considers the rationale behind the introduction of the new laws, the abuses suffered by temporary employees, and will explore the nature and implications of the amendments on temporary employment services in South Africa.