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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

Research Portal

Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape


New Ronnie

Member of Faculty

Researcher and facilitator

Social Law Project

Roger Ronnie  


Research niche/s

Manager – Labour Law 4.0 niche |


Labour law

Bio in brief

Roger Ronnie is a researcher and facilitator with the Social Law Project (SLP), situated in the Law Faculty at the University of the Western Cape. He has vast experience in the field of public sector employment, having being a trade unionist for 23 years in the local government sector.

In this regard, Roger played a central role in the formation of the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC). He also formed part of the organised labour team that negotiated amendments at the tripartite National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) to the essential service provisions of the Labour Relations Act.

His work at SLP has focused on workers in precarious and vulnerable forms of employment, such as domestic workers and street vendors. This included work on an ILO-funded project on the feasibility of the establishment of co-operatives as a means of economic empowerment for domestic workers in South Africa. He has contributed to a year-long empowerment programme for domestic workers focusing on human rights, domestic workers and labour law, and appropriate forms of organization for the sector. Roger has recently formed part of the team that drafted a series of four papers that form part of the ILO’s Future of Work Initiative, aimed at facilitating debate amongst social partners in NEDLAC.

Roger also facilitates labour law programmes offered by SLP for continuing education students and provides student support to in the Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law.