It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA. If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds. To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu. To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.
What exactly happened at COP17, and what are the scientific
and ethical implications for South Africa and the world?
The Archbishop of Cape Town invites you to hear a panel of participants in the recent COP 17 climate talks in Durban share their insights into what happened there and what this means in the global, African, South African and Western Cape contexts.
In response to the high level of interest, the Archbishop is now hosting a similar event to an earlier meeting held at UCT. If you missed the first meeting, here’s your chance to be informed and engage with the speakers.
Thursday 8March 2012, 6 pm
Memorial Chapel, Bishops School,
Campground Road, Rondebosch
The Diocese of Cape Town Environmental Group
SAFCEI (The Southern African Faith Communities’
For further information, contact the Rev Dr Rachel Mash
on firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a limited time for questions, please email them in advance.