Rights Guides

This page contains summaries of relevant South African law regarding the rights of employees and the responsibilities of their employers, general refugee rights, what to do when you are arrested, as well as our “bust card” which contains the key provisions of the South African Constitution and helpful numbers for various refugee services.

Small Claims Court Guidelines


Refugee Rights

Refugee Act 1998 Summary

Labour Rights

Employment Equity Act (1998) Summary

Guide to Chapter 2 of the Labour Relations Act

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1997 Summary

Referring Disputes to the CCMA and Labour Department

Employment Equity Act 1998 Summary

Guide to Minimum Wages by Sector

Code of Good Practice – Dismissal

Code of Good Practice Regarding the Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases

What to Do If You Are Arrested

What to do if you are Arrested

Bust Cards

These cards can be easily printed and carried in a wallet to remind you of your rights. They also contain useful numbers and services, as well as advice on what to do if you are arrested.

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