Last week a Malaysian student of Chinese descent returned to her rented home in Perth’s southern suburbs after visiting family in Malaysia for a few weeks. Upon arriving home, she found the locks had been changed and a handwritten sign was on the door, notifying her she was no longer welcome in the house given the coronavirus “emergency”.… Continue Reading
This article was written by Douglas de Jager , an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
Section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that “[n]o person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status…” and that “[n]ational legislation must be enacted to prevent or prohibit unfair discrimination”.
In South Africa, women comprise approximately 31.1% of the active formal workforce, and the regulatory environment has been a key enabler in promoting recognition of the requirement of gender equality.
Both the Employment Equity Act, … Continue Reading