Section 77

Scope of Work

Section 77 of the Labour Relations Act seeks to protect protest action to promote or defend socio-economic interests of workers after giving disputing parties an opportunity to find a resolution through a NEDLAC process.

A Nedlac Standing Committee exists to oversee this process made up of social partners from Business, Community, Government and Labour.

S77 Coordinator

Nozuko Hlwatika

Tel: 060 771 1357 


Applications currently under consideration:

  • (COSATU): On Violent crimes in the Western Cape
  • (SAFTU): On the defence and promotion of Socio Economic Interests of workers and Working Class in General

Applications that have been concluded:

  • (AMCU) : Continuous escalation of accidents in the mining sector
  • (COSATU) : State of public transport in the Western Cape
  • (COSATU): Against the construction of De Beers Bypass in Free State.
  • (NUM):Termination of recognition agreement by Sibanye Gold
  • (NUMSA): Closure of coal-fired power stations by Eskom
  • (COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU): Full Capacity on Public Transport and related matters
  • (COSATU): On Economic Crisis