Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Time Topics
09.00 – 09.30 Official Welcome & Address
Judge Basheer Waglay, Judge President of the Labour Appeal Court and The Labour Court of South Africa and Judge of the High Court Of South Africa
09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Address
Ms Nerine Kahn, CEO, Employment Relations Exchange
10.30 – 11.00 Tea
11.00 – 12.00 Session 1
Breakaway 1.1: CCMA Jurisdiction Under EEA – Equal Pay Provisions
Mr Cameron Morajane, Director, CCMA
Breakaway 1.2: Retrenchments
Mr Aadil Patel, Director and National Head of Employment Law, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer
Breakaway 1.3: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Ms Karmini Pillay, Lecturer in Law, University of Witwatersand
12.15 – 13.15 Plenary 1: Recent Development in Strike Law
Mr Bradley Conradie, Partner, Bradley Conradie Halton Cheadle
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15 Session 2
Breakaway 2.1: Collective Labour Law: Case Update
Mr Thanduxolo Qotoyi, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, NMMU
Breakaway 2.2: The Trump Effect on Employment Prospects
Ms Malebakeng Forere, Lecturer, University of Witwatersand
Breakaway 2.3: Recent Developments in Dismissal Law
Ms Lindiwe Maqutu, Lecturer of the School of Law in The College of Law & Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Ms Sufinnah Singlee, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town
15.30 – 16.30 Plenary 2: Infrastructure Development, Labour & Economic Growth
Mr Sipho Mila Pityana, Chairman of Anglo Gold Ashanti
16.30 – 17.00 Reflections from the ILO
Dr Joni T. Musabayana (DBL), Director, International Labour Organisation
17.00 Cocktail Party

Thursday 3 August, 2017

Time Topics
09.00 – 10.30 Plenary 3 (PANEL)
The Future of Trade Unions
Facilitator: Dennis Davis, Judge, High Court
Mr Jay Naidoo
Mr Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary, Solidarity / Solidariteit
10.30 – 11.00 Tea
11.00 – 12.00 Session 3
Breakaway 3.1: Unfair Labour Practices in the Public Sector: Overview
Mr Ebrahim Patelia, University of Witwatersand/ Patelia Attorneys
Breakaway 3.2: Understanding The Water Crisis & its Implications for Labour Law
Dr Lester Goldman, CEO, Water Institute of South Africa
Prof David Taylor, Senior Researcher & OnRecord and Board Member, WISA
Breakaway 3.3: Procedural Issues: Update from Case Law
Mrs Nicci Whitear-Nel, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
12.15 – 13.15 Plenary 4: Social Security: Past Lessons, Future Challenges
Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi, Executive Dean Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg
Prof Avinash Govindjee, Executive Dean Faculty of Law, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; Consulting Attorney: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15 Plenary 5: Thirty years on - reflections and the future (including the NMWA and amendments to labour legislation)
Prof Paul Benjamin, Senior Director at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom
15.30 – 16.00 Closing remarks