International unemployment standards ignore a big part of South Africa’s labour market problems.
South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.
South African workers protesting against a proposed minimum wage earlier this year.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Employers should provide an enabling environment at work for women to continue breastfeeding their infants.
Only 28% of working women across the globe are fully protected by maternity laws that provide for time off work with full pay.