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southafricalogoMinister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced on Tuesday that she has appointed Advocate Lehlohonolo Molefe as the new Registrar of Labour Relations in terms of section 108(1) of the Labour Relations Act .  

Advocate Molefe has been with the Legal Services Unit of the Department of Labour for a number of years, and is both qualified and experienced in labour law.  He started working at the department as an inspector in 2006 and replaces Johannes Theodorus Crouse, who left service for retirement last November after spending 39 years with the Department.  The objective of Molefe’s job as registrar is to ensure the optimal use of the collective bargaining framework in order to promote co-operative labour relations and economic efficiency and growth.  It is also to promote strong unionism and employer organisations and promote the establishment of councils in order to achieve sound and stable labour relations.  His portfolio’s key responsibilities include facilitating establishment of bargaining/statutory councils; registering labour organisations; eradicating non-genuine organisations; ensuring compliance of labour organisations with legal requirements; and dealing with court cases emanating from any decision of the registrar.  Molefe said on his appointment that “the office of the Registrar is open for business”.

  • The Department of Labour’s press statement in the above regard is at DOL News

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