Department of Employment and Labour (DEL)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Laboria House, 215 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria
Tel 012 309 4000


The mission of the Department of Employment and Labour is to regulate the South African labour market for a sustainable economy through: appropriate legislation and regulations; inspection, compliance monitoring and enforcement; protection of human rights; provision of employment services; promotion of equity; social and income protection; and social dialogue. 

The Department plays a significant role in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, which are aimed at: improved economic efficiency and productivity; employment creation; sound labour relations; eliminating inequality and discrimination in the workplace; and alleviating poverty in employment.

Reporting Entities

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