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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings in the Labour Appeal Court

5A. Appeal from the Industrial Court



1) An appeal from the industrial court in terms of section 17(21A) of the Labour Relations Act, 1956 (Act No. 28 of 1956), read with item 22(5) of schedule 7 to the Act must be noted by delivering a notice of appeal within 15 days of the judgment or order, unless the reasons or the full reasons for the court's order are given on a date later than the date of the judgment or order, in which event the appeal must be noted within 10 days after the date on which the reasons are given: Except that the court may, on good cause shown, extend any period.


2) The notice of appeal must state-
a) whether the whole or part only of the judgment or order is appealed against; if only part of the judgment or order is appealed against, which part and specify the finding of fact or ruling of law which is appealed against; and
b) the grounds on which the appeal is founded.


a) Any notice of cross-appeal must be delivered within 10 days of the delivery of the notice of appeal or within any longer period permitted by the court on good cause shown.
b) The provisions of this rule with regard to appeals apply, with the changes required by the context, to cross-appeals.


4) When an appeal has been noted the provisions of rule 5(7) to (22) apply.