THE RIGHT TO WORK AND EMPLOYMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: A COMMENTARY ON HOW SELECTED EMPLOYMENT LAWS FARE AGAINST ARTICLE 27 OF THE CRPD

Authors

  • Dianah Msipa

Keywords:

CRPD, article 27, right to work, employment, legislation governing work and employment, Southern African countries

Abstract

The commentary is divided into two parts. The first part briefly explores the meaning of the right to work and employment as set out in article 27 of the CRPD. The second part examines the legislation governing work and employment in the Southern African countries of Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland, with a view to assessing the extent to which the legislation complies with the standard set in article 27 of the CRPD. Whilst it is acknowledged that the picture of employment in these countries is incomplete without taking account of the relevant policy framework, this commentary does not address the policy framework as this falls outside its scope. Therefore, the commentary will be restricted to an examination of the legislation in these countries.

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Published

2021-04-19

Issue

Section

SECTION C: Regional Developments