n Without Prejudice - South Africa's gig economy – a solution to addressing unemployment - employment law

Volume 19 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


Part 2 - Our previous article (without prejudice December 2018) unpacked the gig economy – how it is defined, how it finds itself present in modern day economies, and began to explore how the gig model interacted with South African tenets of employment law. Examination of the relationship between workers participating in the gig economy and the employment laws that govern them remains integral to the innovation of employment opportunities, particularly in developing nations. It is estimated that of the 162 million people in the independent workforce in the United States and Europe, 33% of employers with 100 000 employees or more are expected to be using 30% or more “giggers” by the year 2020.

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