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Labour Relations in South Africa

Fifth Edition

Hanneli Bendeman and Bronwyn Dworzanowski-Venter
Edited by Robert Venter and Andrew Levy

Publication Date - December 2015

ISBN: 9780199049318

696 pages
9.5 x 6.6 inches

Retail Price to Students: $99.99

Provides a thorough and engaging introduction to the science and practice of labor relations in South Africa


Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough and engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events that have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text has been expanded to encompass a multifaceted perspective relating to business, science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.


  • Balances a strong foundation of theory and principles with a practical, strategic, and problem-solving approach
  • Promotes a proactive approach to the management of labor relations
  • The text' s advanced pedagogical design is structured to present material in an integrated, applied manner

Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to labour relations
    2. Perspectives on labour relations
    3. The historical development of South African labour relations
    4. Comparative labour relations: lessons from the BRICS debate
    5. An introduction to labour economics
    6. Contemporary issues in the South African labour market
    7. The South African labour legislative framework
    8. Managing labour relations in the workplace
    9. Collective bargaining and organisational rights
    10. Negotiation
    11. Dispute resolution
    12. Worker participation in South Africa
    13. Industrial action
    14. Ethics in labour relations
    15. Some future patterns and predictions for labour relations in South Africa