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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.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
8 July 2014

UCT Law Faculty: Applications for Doctoral and Research Master’s Programme

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN: FACULTY OF LAW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL AND RESEARCH MASTER’S PROGRAMMES

The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town hosts scholars and students from many nations. It provides a highly interactive and friendly environment for study and research, and its doctoral and research master’s programmes are growing fast. For the 2014 intake, the Faculty is seeking 15 highly motivated individuals to join these programmes in the following fields of research:

Public Law: Human Rights; Criminal Justice; Environmental Law; Evidence; Law and Society; Women, Land and Policy; Traditional Leaders; International Law (including International Criminal Law); Constitutional Law.

Commercial Law: Comparative Law in Africa; Labour Law; Law and Development in Africa; Specific Contracts.

Private Law: Property Law (in particular (1) Expropriation Law; (2) Mineral and Petroleum Resources in Africa); Delict; Legal History; Contract; Unjustified Enrichment; Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Family Law (including Women and Children’s Law); Legal Education; Consumer Protection; African Customary Law.

Applicants for the positions should submit online, to the Admissions Office.

The final date for submission of applications is 30 August 2014.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews, which may be held in Cape Town or by teleconference in October 2014.

For further information see www.doctoralprogram.uct.ac.za or contact the Faculty of Law Office at Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za or on ++27 21 650 5409.

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