1. Terms and conditions of use
Any person accessing this website (user) is subject to, and agrees to, the terms and conditions set out in this legal notice. If the user does not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, the user may not access, display, use or download and/or otherwise copy or distribute content obtained at this website.
2.1. Information on this website is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of such subject(s).
2.2. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy itself prior to accessing this website that the website will meet the user's individual requirements and be compatible with the user's hardware and/or software. Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this website should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of the Department of Labour or any other legal entity in respect of which information, ideas and opinions are expressed on this website. Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to information, ideas or opinions expressed on this website.
2.3. The Department of Labour makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this website are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. This website is provided "as is". The Department of Labour expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy and makes no express or implied representations or warranties regarding the content of the website and that the website has been compiled or supplied to meet the user's individual requirements. Users are encouraged to report any possible errors or malfunctions.
2.4. The use of the content of this website is at the user’s own risk. The user assumes full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use of the content of this website. The Department of Labour or any of the legal entities in respect of which information are contained on this website or staff of the Department of Labour, will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or otherwise, relating to the use of this document or information. If any of the foregoing is not fully enforceable for any reason, the remainder shall nonetheless continue to apply. Subject to sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, the Department of Labour shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this website or the services or content provided from and through this website.
2.5. The provisions of Part 2 of Chapter III of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 is hereby excluded from applying to any electronic communications and data messages that you send to the Department of Labour via this website. Any communication or data message that you send to the Department of Labour will be regarded having been received by the Department of Labour when receipt is acknowledged in writing. You need to follow up should you not receive a response within a reasonable period of time. The Department of Labour shall not be liable for any failure to respond.
2.6. Should you require any information from the Department of Labour regarding its services or the content of this website, please direct it to the webmaster.
The Department of Labour has in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by users from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All reasonable steps will be taken to secure a user's information. Authorised staff, who are responsible for the maintenance of any sensitive data submitted, are required to maintain the confidentiality of such data.
The policy applies to all staff of the Department of Labour or public bodies that may receive such information from the Department of Labour. Users undertake not to divulge their user name and passwords to any other person. It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any page on this website, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website or attempts to gain unauthorised access
to any page on this website shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that the
Department of Labour or any public body should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed.
3.2. Linkage and framing
Users should, however, be aware that this website might contain links to other websites that are not governed by this or any other privacy statement. Any third party website may link to this website provided that such a link is directed at the home page of this website. It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, entity or website to link to any page other than the home page of this website.
3.3. Links to third party web sites
The Department of Labour may provide links to the user only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply the Department of Labour’s endorsement of such websites. Linked websites or pages are not subject to the control of the Department of Labour. The Department of Labour shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for the contents, use, or inability to use or access any linked websites or any links contained in a linked website.
4. Updating of terms and conditions
The Department of Labour reserves the right to change, modify, add to or remove portions or the whole of these terms and conditions of use from time to time. Changes to these terms and conditions of use will take effect upon such changes being posted to this website. It is the user’s obligation to periodically check these terms and conditions of use at this website for changes or updates. The user’s continued use of this website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the user’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these terms and conditions of use, including such changes or updates.
5. Information about website and owner
5.1. The full name and legal status of the website owner is:
Department of Labour,
Republic of South Africa, as represented by the Director- General of the Department.
5.2. The website address is: http://www.labour.gov.za
5.3. Contact details of website owner:
Department of Labour
Private Bag x117
215 Schoeman Street
Tel No: +27 12 309 4000
Fax No: +27 12 309 4756