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The legal position of domestic workers in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Le Roux, P. A. K. Delport, Elizabeth 2015-01-23T04:24:37Z 2015-01-23T04:24:37Z 1995-03
dc.identifier.citation Delport, Elizabeth (1995) The legal position of domestic workers in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Until recently, the legal position of domestic workers in South Africa could be described as a relic of the nineteenth century, when the contract of employment and the common law defined the employer-employee relationship. The legal rules which regulate the relationship between the domestic worker and her employer are examined. International labour standards and the legal position of domestic workers in other countries are considered. Cognisance is taken of the social phenomenon which finds domestic workers at the convergence of three lines along which inequality is generated, namely gender, race and class. Furthermore, the unique economic forces at play in this sector are examined. The law will be stretched to its limits when attempting to resolve what is, essentially, a socio-economic problem. However, the working lives of a million people are at stake. The legislature has a constitutional, political and moral responsibility to attend to reform in this sector as a matter of urgency. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iii, 272 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Domestic workers en
dc.subject Social and historical factors en
dc.subject Economics of domestic service en
dc.subject International labour standards en
dc.subject Comparative perspective en
dc.subject Master and Servant laws en
dc.subject Contract of Employment en
dc.subject Legal position en
dc.subject Reform en
dc.subject.ddc 344.176164046068
dc.subject.lcsh Household employees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor laws and legislation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Household employees -- Employment -- South Africa en
dc.title The legal position of domestic workers in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Private Law LL.M.

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