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Johanette Rheeder Incorporated
(labour law attorneys, labour law training)

Johanette Rheeder is an admitted attorney of South Africa and specializes in labour and employment law and public and in-house training. Although we are based in Centurion, Gauteng we conduct training courses throughout South Africa and clients are invited to contact us for a quotation for their training requirements.

As a legal practice, Johanette Rheeder Incorporated strives to provide prompt and professional advice and service to its clients, based on skill, expertise and resources within the legal environment. As attorneys, Johanette Rheeder Inc specialises in Labour and Employment Law. Within these fields of expertise, it provides the following legal and professional services to its clients:

Within these fields of expertise, it provides the following legal and professional services to its clients:

  • Labour litigation in the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. We specialise in all types of labour litigation, including reviews, appeals, applications, urgent applications and interdicts.
  • General legal advice and opinions on civil matters, labour and employment law.
  • Chairing disciplinary hearings
  • Representation in arbitrations in the CCMA and bargaining councils.
  • Settlement negotiations and agreements.
  • Advice, negotiations and settlement on retrenchment and incapacity.
  • Wage negotiations and advise on all collective or union matters.
  • Negotiating and drafting of collective agreements and recognition agreements.
  • Assisting and advising on labour matters in forensic audits into employee related misconduct.
  • Investigations into ethical and labour related complaints and misconduct
  • Conducting webinars, in-house and public training for employers, managers and human resource practitioners on various labour related matters through Labour Smart training;
  • Johanette specialises in employment equity. In this regard we draft EE plans, conduct consultations and perform the analysis, draft plans and reports and advise our clients on matters such as unfair discrimination and equal pay for equal value.
  • Advise on the implementation of section 198A to D of the Labour relations Act re labour brokers, temporary, part time and vulnerable employees.

We also specialise and assist employers with the following services and training:

  • How to initiate and chair disciplinary hearings.
  • Presenting a case in the CCMA and Bargaining Councils.
  • Guide to Employment equity in the workplace.
  • Retrenchments and transfer of businesses.
  • Conflict resolution and managing union relations.
  • Yearly case updates.
  • The effect of relevant legislation on businesses.
  • Workplace discipline and dismissal.
  • Preventing and dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • The five challenges manages face daily.
  • The Labour Relations Amendment acts; and
  • Introduction to the Protection of Private Information Act for employers.


Newsletter - March 2018


By Alex Davies


The Companies Act[1] (“the Act”) introduced the concept of business rescue into the South African Law. This article aims to provide a brief overview of what business rescue entails and the implications of the institution of business rescue proceedings on various stakeholders.


Business rescue is the statutory process which may be implemented in an attempt to facilitate the rehabilitation of businesses that are financially distressed. In other words, the aim of business rescue is to take measures in order to save businesses from financial ruin.


Business rescue proceedings may be instituted by way of an Order of a High Court or by way of a resolution of business in circumstances where it is likely that the business will either be unable to pay its debts or become insolvent within the following six months.

After the decision is taken to institute business rescue proceedings a business rescue practitioner is appointed to take over the financial affairs of the business. The practitioner will hold meetings with the business creditors as well as with employees and invite interested parties to make proposals for the content of the business rescue plan and the implementation thereof.

The aim of the business rescue plan is to put viable measures in place in order to save the business. Saving the business is generally in the interest of the business, employees of the business as well as creditors of the business, each of which may be seriously adversely affected by the closure of the business....

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[1] Act 71 of 2008, as amended
[2] Section 133 of the Act