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Extending the frontiers of employment regulation: The case of domestic employment in South Africa

Volume: Volume 14 - 2010

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Du Toit, Darcy

Domestic workers form one of the most vulnerable and exploited sectors of the workforce in the world economy. In 2002 South Africa became one of relatively few countries to promulgate special legislation aimed at extending protection to domestic workers in the form of Sectoral Determination 7: Domestic Worker Sector, South Africa. In the context of current debate about setting international standards for the domestic employment sector by means of a Convention and/or Recommendation of the International Labour Organisation, the article examines what has been achieved in South Africa over the past decade in extending legal protection to domestic workers, problems that have been encountered and possible ways in which those problems may be addressed.

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Darcy du Toit

Darcy du Toit is an Emeritus Professor and former Dean of Law at the University of the Western Cape. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8825-3376

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