n Africa Insight - A comparative study of the concept of organisational rights and small-scale businesses in South Africa and Botswana

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


This article attempts to compare the concept of organisational rights in South Africa and Botswana, and at the same time highlight the difficulties in the implementation of organisational rights in small-scale businesses. The empirical analysis carried out by the author shows clearly that organisational rights in small-scale businesses should not be based on majority registered unions or unions which are sufficiently representative. The central argument put forward is that most small-scale businesses do not have unions and because of this, it will be extremely difficult for the employees in small-scale businesses to claim and rely on their organisational rights using the present Labour Relations Amendment Act 12 of 2002.

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