The Defence Special Tribunal Act becomes effective



Friday, 1 January 1999

The Defence Special Tribunal Act, No 81 of 1998, providing for the expeditious adjudication of disputes concerning military institutions and the rationalisation process of the Department of Defence, became effective on 1 January 1999. The law, assented to on 20 October 1998, enabled the Labour Court to act as a special tribunal in the event of disputes arising out of the implementation of transitional arrangements and other matters concerning the military institutions of South Africa.

• Burger, D. (ed)(2002). South Africa Yearbook 2001/02, Pretoria: GCIS, p. 459.
• info, Defence Special Tribunal Act, [online], Available at [Accessed: 01 January 2009]

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