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Concourt Orders Government To Expedite Labour Tenancy Claims

In recent interviews with E-news and Farmer’s Weekly (Dealing with the bias in SA’s labour Tenancy Claims system), land and labour law specialist, Rob McCarthy comments on the Constitutional Court’s judgement, ordering the government to appoint a special master to oversee the processing of thousands of long-standing labour tenancy claims. 


We advise all landowners who have previously received section 17 notices (labour tenant applications) to ensure that they retain all relevant employment information, which includes employment contracts, wage books, details of pension/provident funds, documents pertaining to disciplinary issues, retrenchment/retirement documents, termination of employment documents, accommodation contracts and the like.

Please remember that if you receive a section 17 notification informing you of a labour tenancy claim, which will usually arrive by registered post,  you are required to respond within 30 days of the date of the notification, to either admit or deny that the claimants are or were labour tenants.

If you have any questions about Labour Tenancy/Section 17 claims or any other Land or Labour issues, contact McCarthy & Associates Attorneys  on (033) 266 6170 or admin@maalaw.co.za.