n Law, Democracy & Development - The erosion of workers' rights and the presumption as to who is an employee

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



The Labour Relation Act of 1995 ("LRA") and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 ("BCEA") are the cornerstones of the post-apartheid labour relations regime. One might therefore have expected that the July 2000 proposal to amend the LRA and BCEA would be an occasion to reflect on the nature of this regime as well as debating the technicalities of the amendments. In the case of the LRA, these were the most far-reaching yet contemplated. In the case of the BCEA they were the first amendments to be contemplated.

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