Halton Cheadle is an attorney with 40 years’ experience. His areas of expertise include labour law, constitutional law, administrative law and municipal law.
He also has extensive experience in legislative drafting and has participated in the drafting of the Bill of Rights in the final Constitution, various labour statutes including the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the National Economic Development and Labour Council Act, 1994 and the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996. He recently drafted the Minimum Wage Act, as well as the amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action & Picketing and the Accord on Collective Bargaining & Industrial Action.
He has also participated in the drafting of other laws such as the Special Pensions Bill, the Electoral Bill, and the Public Administration Management Bill, 2014. He has also drafted labour laws as part of labour law reform in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Halton has also been involved as author and editor of various books and journal articles on labour and constitutional law.
He has been an acting judge in the High Court and the Labour Court and has experience as an arbitrator.
Halton is the first South African to sit on the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), International Labour Organisation, Geneva.
He is an Emeritus Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town.