Point 30 of the GUIDELINES ISSUED IN TERMS OF SECTION 95(8) OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS ACT, NO. 66 OF 1995 and under heading "Activities of an employers' organisation" states:
The operation of an employers' organisation must involve employers associating with one another, inter aria, for the purpose of regulating relations between themselves and their employees or the trade unions to which the employees belong. This would be the case where the employer members meet together for the purposes of jointly engaging in collective bargaining with trade unions. The fact that the activities of the employers' organisation consist largely or solely of individual consultations between the employers who are members and officials of the employers' organisation, would be an indication that the employers' organisation is not a genuine employers' organisation.