Vision and Mission





​The Department of Employment and Labour will play 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
  • Alleviating poverty in employment

​The Department of Employment and Labour will strive for a labour market which is conducive to investment, economic growth, employment creation and decent work.



​Regulate the South Africa labour market for a sustainable economy through:
  • Appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Inspection, compliance monitoring and enforcement
  • Protection of human rights
  • Provision of Employment Services
  • Promoting equity
  • Social and income protection
  • Social dialogue.

  • We treat employees with care, dignity and respect
  • We respect and promote:
  • Client centred services
  • Accountability
  • Integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Learning and development
  • We live the Batho Pele Principles
  • We live the principles of the Department’s Service Charter
  • We inculcate these values through our performance management system.