Employment

Sibanye

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr represented Sibanye, the largest individual producer of gold from South Africa and one of 10 largest gold producers globally.

Our employment team advised this client in the Constitutional Court matter of Sibanye/M Bester. The case relates to an assessment of racism in the workplace and, more particularly, deals with the question of direct and indirect racism. This dispute is not about defamation or injuria, but rather it focuses on statements which are actually racist or perceived to be racist in the workplace and which have the potential of causing divisions between workers and disrupting workplace harmony. The matter emanates from the Labour Appeal Court and was referred to the Constitutional Court on appeal.