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.
Just heard the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found against the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in both cases dealing with their handling of the complaints of Judge President John Hlophe and the judges of the Constitutional Court. The case has to be re-opened. Anyone with copies of the judgements, please send them to me!BACK TO TOP