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Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 318)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 274)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 95)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
The Review of International Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Service Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
State and Local Government Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Teaching Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Singapore Economic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Statistics and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Philanthropist     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studi Organizzativi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Visión de futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tendencias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access  
Territory, Politics, Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Stat & Styring     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Sosyoekonomi     Open Access  
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  
TEC Empresarial     Open Access  
Sinergia : Revista do Instituto de Ciências Econômicas, Administrativas e Contábeis     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Revista Foco     Open Access  
Revue Gouvernance     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access  
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Rivista trimestrale di scienza dell'amministrazione     Full-text available via subscription  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration     Open Access  
Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Pyramides     Open Access  
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  

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Law, Democracy & Development
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ISSN (Print) 1028-1055 - ISSN (Online) 2077-4907
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  • “Dreams and aspirations deferred'”: The Constitutional Court’s
           approach to the fulfilment of socio-economic rights in the Constitution

    • Authors: Justice Steven Majiedt
      Abstract: The Dean’s Distinguished Lectures were initiated in 2015, with the following judges as speakers: Dikgang Moseneke (2015), Navi Pillay (2016), Edwin  Cameron (2017), Bernard Ngoepe (2018) and Mahomed Navsa (2019). The onslaught of COVID-19 brought with it a temporary interruption to the Dean’s  Distinguished Lectures. Justice Steven Majiedt, who presented the lecture in 2022, obtained the BA (law) and LLB degree from UWC in 1981 and 1983  respectively. In his lecture, Justice Majiedt emphasised the important role played by the Constitutional Court as apex court in giving effect to the  fulfilment of socioeconomic rights. The deferential path adopted by the court when adjudicating socioeconomic rights issues was highlighted with  reference to a reluctance to define minimum core obligations and an abiding recognition of the duty imposed upon the state in the progressive  realisation of such rights that has been subsumed in the principle of reasonableness. 
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Examining the interpretation of section 115(2)(a) of the Companies Act of

    • Authors: Simphiwe Bidie
      Abstract: For the purposes of protecting the rights and interests of shareholders, section 115(2)(a) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 is imperative and essential. The  section and its concomitant provisions are beginning to find their footing before South African courts. One of the occasions when the imperative  nature of the section is seen is when directors take part in decision-making where companies intend to enter into share buy-back schemes of  arrangement. In that respect, the clarity and precision of the section has so far received limited scrutiny. To compound matters, even before the role  shareholders are expected to play has been thoroughly scrutinised, the sections relating to shareholders’ exercise of power are currently the subject of a  proposed repeal. Fortunately, recent judgments have begun to provide insight into the interpretation of section 115(2)(a), and the same can be said with  respect to similar sections from other jurisdictions. This contribution examines these latter sections. It chiefly shows that the judgments consulted regard  shareholder protection, not as a straight-jacket; the protection has its pitfalls. Meritoriously, it shows how courts interpret section 115(2)(a) to  protect shareholders from the pitfalls by promoting/advancing shareholder protection. The judgments also speak with one voice in their interpretation of  provisions aimed at maintaining the necessary balance between the rights and interests of company stakeholders. Essentially, the judgments  admirably show that the process of finding that balance is a delicate exercise.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • The role of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service
           and Administration in promoting good governance

    • Authors: Paul Mudau
      Abstract: This article critically analyses the provisions of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration from an interdisciplinary  standpoint of law and public administration. It assesses the Charter’s substance and its potential role in the promotion of good governance in Africa,  subject to internationally accepted standards for good governance. Central to this approach is identifying probable legal, institutional and structural  shortcomings, thus helping to set out useful guidelines required in facilitating the effective application and implementation of the Charter. Since there is  a lack of track records and benchmarks concerning the Charter, the article seeks to give it substance and prominence. It aims to establish that the Charter  can play a catalytic role in the promotion of good governance by requiring political commitment to the rule of law, effective implementation of  state policy, enforcement of professional ethics, and adherence to sound ethical standards by public service agents. The envisioned public service  governance should be an accountable and effective public administration that is based on a functional legal framework, efficient regulatory structures,  and transparent systems for financial and legal accountability.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • The role of intellectual property rights’ protection in advancing
           development in South Africa

    • Authors: Talkmore Chidede
      Abstract: Notwithstanding some debate, intellectual property remains a necessary tool for social, cultural, economic, and technological development in the 21st  century. In this century, the global economy is driven by knowledge and technology, and the market is increasingly recognising intellectual property as a  valuable commercial asset and a force for technological innovation. South Africa, among other countries, recognises the role of intellectual property  rights in several policy measures related to development, trade, and industrialisation. This article seeks to highlight the significant role of intellectual  property rights protection in advancing social, economic, technological, and cultural development in South Africa.
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Regional integration in Africa: Proposals for an Africa-wide payment

    • Authors: Ogochukwu Monye, Ebelechukwu Monye
      Abstract: Regional integration remains a priority in Africa. Fuelled by the call of PanAfrican leaders including Kwame Nkrumah and the recognition of the potential  within the continent to transform intra-African trade and achieve global competitiveness, the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was  conceived. The African Union, in collaboration with the Africa Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM), has accordingly proposed the Pan-African Payment  Settlement System (PAPSS). This system is expected to facilitate crossborder financial flows in local currencies and in real-time across the region, address  the multiplicity and inconvertibility of currencies, reduce transaction costs, and decrease the use of correspondent banks. The authors analyse the necessity of getting this system right, alluding to the theory of developmental regionalism. The article concludes with recommendations that could make  this unified payment system formidable enough to enable direct and seamless transactions between Amari in Addis and Wale in Lagos.
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Fiscal incentives in Kenya’s free zones: To what extent are they
           consistent with the WTO rules on subsidies'

    • Authors: Olufemi Oluyeju, Nelly C. Rotich
      Abstract: In Kenya, free zones take the form of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and are offered a myriad of fiscal and non-fiscal  incentives. At the same time, Kenya, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is a signatory to the Agreement on Subsidies and  Countervailing Measures (ASCM), which prohibits subsidies that are contingent on export performance or use of domestic over imported products.  Although free zones are not mentioned specifically, fiscal incentives constitute subsidies since they are financial contributions, incomes or price supports  given by the government or their agencies which confer benefits. In this regard, the article examines whether the fiscal incentives offered in Kenya’s free  zones meet the specificity test and are therefore consistent with the provisions on prohibited and actionable subsidies under the ASCM. The conclusion is that though the fiscal incentives offered in Kenya’s free zones constitute financial contributions, they meet the specificity test and are consistent with  ASCM rules on subsidies contingent on export performance and use of domestic over imported products, given that Kenya is allowed to grant export  subsidies and none of the subsidies offered under the EPZs Act and SEZs Act require the use of domestic over imported products.
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Reconceptualising sovereign debt in international law

    • Authors: Muhammad Bello, Elizabeth Snyman-Van Deventer
      Abstract: Recurring debt crises and innovations in the sovereign debt landscape over the past couple of decades have rekindled interest in the nature and forms of  sovereign debt. There are multiple outlets for contracting loans, all with different policies, principles and procedures. For instance, resource-backed  loans have provided an additional option for resource-rich countries in Africa and Latin America to support their quest for infrastructural development.  However, these and other innovations in sovereign financing may affect the dominant understanding and dynamics of sovereign debt governance. The  silence of the literature on the place of development in the conceptualisation of sovereign debt is striking. Therefore, using doctrinal methodology, this  article proposes a reconceptualization of sovereign debt to reflect these innovations, gaps, and emerging trends. It is argued that sovereign financing  needs a theoretical underpinning linked to the objective of development. This article proposes a distinction between development-driven and non-  development-driven sovereign debt. It is argued that a development-based conception of sovereign debt would make the recurring legitimacy issues  surrounding the character of the sovereign relevant and more reflective of contemporary changes in the practice of sovereign financing. 
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Rising from its ruins' The Southern African Development Community
           (SADC) Tribunal

    • Authors: Tapiwa Shumba
      Abstract: The Tribunal of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established to ensure adherence to and the proper interpretation of the  provisions of the SADC Treaty and its subsidiary instruments, and to adjudicate upon such disputes as might be referred to it. However, since its  establishment, it has had a troubled history. After the rulings it made against the Government of Zimbabwe in the landmark Campbell land seizures case,  the Tribunal’s operations were unceremoniously suspended. This was followed by a process to revise its mandate, one that ultimately condemned it  to paralysis and ruin. The new 2014 Protocol on the Tribunal, meant to revise the mandate of the Tribunal to confine it to hearing disputes involving  states only, has been criticised as an attempt to undermine the rule of law and human rights in the region. Since the adoption of this 2014 Protocol by the  SADC Summit, stakeholders have mobilised regionally to resist its ratification by member states. In particular, lawyers in SADC countries are  embarking on legal petitions to reverse the Protocol and promote the revival of the Tribunal in terms of its old mandate. So far, there have been victories  in these cases in two influential SADC member states, South Africa and Tanzania. However, it remains important to assess the significance of these  developments. As such, the article raises the question: Is the Tribunal rising from its ruins' 
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Different cities, different propertytax-rate regimes: Is it fair in an
           open and democratic society'

    • Authors: Fanie Van Zyl, Carika Fritz
      Abstract: Differentiation does not automatically mean that a person’s right to equality has been infringed on. Thus, the mere fact that taxpayers are subject to  different property tax rates in South Africa depending on the municipality in which the property falls does not necessarily result in an infringement of  section 9 of the Constitution: a specific analysis is required in order to determine the constitutionality thereof. In this article, we examine whether the  different rates applicable to properties based on where the property is situated are constitutionally sound vis-à-vis the right to equality. In order to do so,  we compare the property tax rates and rebates that apply in respect of residential property in the capital cities of the nine provinces in South Africa. The  first part of the article considers the general approach adopted by the courts in establishing whether section 9 of the Constitution has been violated. The  second part discusses the legislative framework of property tax, after which the equality enquiry is conducted on the differentiation that occurs in regard  to property situated in different municipalities. Lastly, we offer some recommendations in our closing remarks. 
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Confronting past atrocities: A critical analysis of the defunct Ethiopian
           Reconciliation Commission

    • Authors: Moges Zewiddu Teshome
      Abstract: This article examines the rationale for the establishment of the defunct Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission (the Commission) and the challenges it  faced in its efforts to help end impunity, restore the ruptured social fabric, and ensure democratic transition. To this end, the article relies on analysis of  relevant literature, comparative case studies, and interviews with experts. Ethiopia is a deeply divided society, one characterised by ethnic division, cycles  of violence, a pervasive culture of impunity for heinous crimes, competing historical narratives, and polarised political discourse. The Commission was  bestowed with ambitious mandates and functions. Among its formidable challenges were a legitimacy deficit; the prevalence of competing narratives;  vaguely defined mandates; and the complexity of the reconciliation process. Ultimately, the Commission failed to deliver on any of its promises.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • An overview of categories of vulnerability among on-demand workers in the
           gig economy (Part 1)

    • Authors: Dina Maria (Denine) Smit, Grey Stopforth
      Abstract: The gig economy has given rise to new forms of work that fall outside the domain of traditional employment. In most jurisdictions, the status of the work  performer needs to fall within the traditional definition of “employee” to guarantee labour law protection and social security, as well as to allow for  collective bargaining. In the digital era, and particularly in a socially distanced world that increasingly uses online services, platforms such as Uber and  DoorDash are established providers of work. Yet their very structure renders their service providers extremely vulnerable. In the 21st century, capital  seemingly seeks to return to basics by paying strictly only for services delivered and passing the bulk of risk to workers on these platforms. This  contribution aims to add to a growing body of evidence on gig work, and gives an overview of categories of vulnerability among on-demand workers,  without focusing on the classification issue. This article is in two parts. Part 1 focuses on the need for job creation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and  the potential of the gig economy to curb unemployment, particularly among the youth. A brief overview of the different industrial revolutions to date  creates the backdrop for an in-depth look at the gig economy and platform work. The focus then shifts to the vulnerability created by the peculiar  relationship between the three parties involved in on-demand work. This leads to a discussion in part 2 of worker vulnerability, the legal position of  platform work, and the suggested way forward, drawing on International Labour Organization and European Union instruments, with a strong focus on  South Africa, without resolving classification issues 
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • From precarity to pandemic: How the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated
           poverty, unemployment, and inequality in South Africa

    • Authors: William Manga Mokofe
      Abstract: The pre-Covid-19 world of work was rife with inequalities and difficulties, with more than 40 per cent of working-age South Africans unemployed. The  majority of those in employment were barely able to eke out a living – between 20 per cent to 30 per cent were working in the informal economy,1 mostly  without labour rights and social protection and earning low incomes that trapped them in poverty. The precarious nature of the South African  labour market before the Covid-19 pandemic was characterised by casualisation, informalisation, and externalisation of work. This resulted in the  reduction of the number of workers employed for definite periods and rising levels of precarious workers. This article investigates the precarious nature  of work and the various work paradigms present in the South African labour market before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. New challenges arising from  the Covid-19 pandemic and new forms of work in the South African labour market are also considered, together with measures taken to address  precarity.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • “Public health emergency declarations” in the Ethiopian federal
           system: understanding the scope of state and federal emergency
           declarations and authorities

    • Authors: Yidnekachew Mitiku Mekone
      Pages: 1 - 24
      Abstract: Infectious agents posing a human security threat have been recorded throughout history. Today, COVID-19 poses a serious human security threat in the  world, forcing governments to take extraordinary measures. Extraordinary measures, such as declarations of a state of emergency, basically determine  the legal and operational resources available to respond to an emergency. Hence, it has implications for governments, the private sector and the general  public. The legal authority of the state of emergency declarations during public health crises in federal countries basically relies on the emergency  powers vested in the levels of government. Understanding the scope of state and federal emergency declarations and authorities and how they interact  is, therefore, an important part of preparing for, and responding to, “public health emergencies”. This article, through a detailed examination of relevant  laws and other countries’ experiences, attempts to shed light on the “public health emergency declaration” in Ethiopia with a particular focus on  understanding the scope of state and federal emergency declarations and authorities.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
  • Black economic empowerment in South Africa: Is transformation of the
           management structures of enterprises as essential as it should be'

    • Authors: Jeannine van de Rheede
      Pages: 84 - 105
      Abstract: Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was launched as an integrated policy initiative to empower black people and redistribute wealth across the  spectrum of South Africa’s population. The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003, as amended in 2013, was enacted to correct the  imbalances of apartheid and promote transformation of the economy. The Codes of Good Practice adopted in terms of the Act were promulgated to  provide a standard by which the BEE rating of enterprises can be calculated. BEE ratings are important to enterprises since enterprises use them to  attract and retain clients: the higher an enterprise’s BEE rating, the more it is likely to benefit financially. It is for this reason that it is in most enterprises’  interests to have a good BEE rating. The BEE rating of an enterprise is calculated by using the rules and formulae in the Codes of Good Practice. However,  despite the objectives of the Act, enterprises are able to obtain good BEE ratings even where a low percentage of black people form part of their  management structures. It is important to determine how this is possible. This article exposes shortcomings in the existing BEE legal framework that  make it possible for enterprises to obtain good BEE ratings under such circumstances.  
      PubDate: 2023-04-12
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2023)
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