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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

Research Portal

Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

LABOUR LAW IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (LL 4.0)

Labour Law 4.0 > Welcome 

Welcome to the Labour Law 4.0 research niche

This niche 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.

Our web channel highlights our engagement with these challenges, and provides visitors with news, blogs, listings of our publications, and external resources.

RECENT POSTS: Publications

> Towards Legal Regulation of Platform Work: Theory and Practice
    Darcy du Toit, Sandra Fredman, Mark Graham

> SA’s ‘trade union corset’: A response to William Saunderson-Meyer...
    Du Toit, Darcy

> Platform work and social justice
    Du Toit, Darcy

RECENT POSTS: Newsroom

Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment
News | Posted by Labour Law 4.0 niche

BCHC: In order to reboot the economy, government, business and trad...
News | Posted by Labour Law 4.0 niche

Joint Integrated Research on Decent work and Productivity
News | Posted by Labour Law 4.0 niche

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Labour Law 4.0 > Welcome 

Welcome to the UWC Law Faculty research portal

Located in South Africa and rooted in Africa, we have a proud tradition of socially committed research and publication forged in...

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>> Mission: About us

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Our focus

Digital technology has transcended many of the physical and spatial limitations on the performance of work. ‘Reimagining employment’ has become a buzzword. At the same time, these developments have also transcended many of the critical institutions of labour law. These, too, must be reimagined and the target is continuously moving as new forms of technology introduce yet more change. Scholars... Read more ...

About us

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Our team

The Labour Law 4.0 niche is led by Darcy du Toit, a professor emeritus at UWC and former dean of UWC Law Faculty, and Paul Benjamin, an extraordinary professor at UWC. They are assisted by, among others, Ratula Beukman, Roger Ronnie and Fairuz Mullagee. Read more ...

Meet the team