CML4605F Law, Development, Labour and Social Policy

Final Level, half course, first semester, two lectures per week. This course is limited to 15 students.

9 NQF credits at NQF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor D Collier and Associate Professor K Idensohn

Course entry requirements: All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed.

Course outline: The aim of this course is to introduce students to selected debates around the role of law in development, specifically in the context of labour market regulation in the era of globalisation. Topics may include developments in case law, social security principles and implementation, statutory and extra-legal social dialogue arrangements, the harmonisation of labour standards and social policy in Southern Africa, workplace discrimination, affirmative action, freedom of association, HIV/AIDS in the workplace, dispute prevention and resolution, and health and safety.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Participation in class 20%, Research paper (5000 words) 80%