How To Contact the How To Contact the Department of Labour

How To Contact the How To Contact the Department of Labour.

There are several ways that you can get into contact with the South African Department of Labour. Here’s how you can go about reaching the department should you have any queries. 

Here’s how to contact the Department of Employment and Labour

Pretoria Head Office

Office Hours: 07:30 – 16:00 Mon – Fri

Telephone: (012) 309 4000, Fax: (012) 320 1942​

Street Address: Laboria House, 215 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria, 0001

Postal Address: Private Bag X 117, Pretoria, 0001  

Cape Town Office

​Office Hours: 07:30 – 16:0​0 Mon – Fri

Telephone: (021) 466 7160, Fax: (021) 462 2832

Street Address: Room 1207, 12th Floor, 120 Plein Street,

Cape Town, 8000

Compensation Fund  

Compensation House

167 Thabo Sehume Street, Delta Heights Building


0860 105 350 / 012 326 1570

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[email protected]

Unemployment Insurance Fund

230 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Absa Towers, Pretoria Central

0800 030 007/ 086 713 3000

[email protected] (Ufiling enquiries)​ 

[email protected]( Normal enquiries)

The South African labour force is made up of around 22 million individuals, of which 34.9% are unemployed. The Department of Employment and Labour is the government department which sets outs the rules and relations of all things labour related.

They also provide resources that can be used to assist employees and employers in creating and nurturing a safe and fair work environment.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is an extension of the Department of Employment and Labour. They provide short term relief to employers who lost income. They provide benefits for the following circumstances:

Illness leave

Maternity leave

Reduced work time

Adoption leave

Parental leave