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Welcome to the UWC Law Faculty research portal.
As an African institution, we have a proud tradition of socially committed research and publication. This website highlights our continued engagement with some of the most critical issues our time, from climate threats and corruption to far-reaching changes in the employment landscape, the plight of children and families living in poverty, and the way that legal-political systems can be engineered for liberation or enslavement.
The Faculty conducts research in five specialist niches. Our portal is still a work in progress, and in this launch edition we are pleased to present the first of these niches: Labour Law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Labour Law 4.0).
This niche area focuses on a question presenting fundamental challenges for labour and social security law internationally: the “fourth industrial revolution” (platform work, artificial intelligence, automation, robotification) and its impact
This niche area builds on ground-breaking shifts that have taken place in law and policy consequent upon the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 30 years ago.
Our research niche deals with the fundamental challenges that platform work, AI, automation and more pose for labour and social security law
Global environmental degradation in the Anthropocene is a pressing issue that requires an innovative and radical legal response.
This niche area focuses on the different levels of government (1) local/municipal/traditional, (2) provincial/federal member state, (3) national, and (4) transnational/international or global.