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  • South African employment relations - theory and practice 9/e
  • Nel PS, Kirsten M (Editors)
  • ISBN: 9780627037467
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037474
  • 560 Pages | Published: 2020


The effective management of employment relations is not only integral to organisational success but also addresses the socio-economic needs of all South Africans. In this book, it is advanced that labour, employers and the government have a responsibility to balance, integrate and reconcile their partly common and partly divergent interests. The book encompasses more than the formal and collective dimensions of employment relations that have traditionally been the focus of labour or employment relations as a field of study and practice. A broader perspective to employment relations, incorporating all aspects of the employment relationship is advocated.

This 9th edition of South African employment relations continues to build on its 30-year long published success by incorporating current events in the South African employment relations and wider socio-economic and political environments. It furthermore deals with the latest legislative developments and other contemporary issues that may affect relations in the workplace. The book includes case studies and short inserts entitled “ER in practice” aimed at highlighting the challenges posed by industry and the business community.  It empowers readers and practitioners to utilise the insights gained from these examples with confidence in their daily business activities. A new addition to the book is a sensitisation toward the African context in which South African organisations operate. The challenges experienced by employment relations practitioners in this unique environment are highlighted throughout the chapters and are incorporated in the case studies. Lecturer support material is also available.

South African employment relations is aimed at both students and practitioners in this field.


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