Rustenburg and Mafikeng labour centres in the North West are temporarily closed due to covid-19 cases
20 January 2021


The Department of Employment and Labour in the North West has closed the Rustenburg and Mafikeng Labour Centres after three (3) COVID-19 cases were identified.

The temporary closure of the two Labour Centres will allow employees who have been in contact with the affected employees to self-isolate and for the necessary cleaning protocols for the office to be carried out as required.

Though the Department is concerned about the disruption of their much needed services, of paramount is the safety of its clients and staff members.

“We understand that there is a high demand for the services that we offer due to the unfortunate situation that the country and the rest of the world are experiencing, however it is important to look after the health and safety of our clients and officials and ensure that this disease does not spread and hence at times we have to close offices and follow the necessary protocols," said Andile Makapela, the Chief Director: Provincial Operations in the North West.

An announcement would be made with regard to the opening of these two offices once the decontamination process is completed.

Clients are encouraged to use the Department's online services found on or visit other nearest offices.

For media enquiries contact:


Botsang Huma

Provincial Communications Officer: NW

082 082 497 7438



“We are in this together, so, let's protect each other by wearing our masks, wash or sanitise hands frequently and observe social distance"


Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour​