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.
The SAHRC is currently inviting applications for postgraduate law students to apply for internships at the Western Cape Office of the South African Human Rights Commission.
An appropriate four-year legal qualification with courses preferably in:
Law and Interpretation of Statutes;
Very specific attributes required are as follows:
ABSOLUTE commitment to the success of the Commission
We would appreciate if you advise students of this opportunity.
Ability to speak isiXhosa will be an advantage.
Interested students are invited to contact our offices for further information.BACK TO TOP