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In the first of this week's two feature articles, Eustace Davie quotes sections of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution to support his contention that mass unemployment is caused by failure to respect the rights of the unemployed as enshrined in the Constitution. Job security laws and minimum wage provisions may have been designed with good intentions but they have the unintended consequence of preventing millions of South Africans from finding and keeping work.
In the second article, which is addressed to the unemployed people of South Africa, Eustace Davie writes of his vision of a job market that is opened to the unemployed by exempting them from the labour laws that currently prevent employers from employing them. Mass unemployment is caused by regulatory barriers into the job market, up the cost of hiring and destroys the chances of unskilled people getting jobs. The barriers to entry prevent the jobless from entering jobs that will jumpstart their path up the economic ladder. Government should exempt them from the labour laws and make it as easy as possible for them to find a job.
Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment – EUSTACE DAVIE
South Africa’s unemployed people are subjected to the appalling indignity of being denied the right to negotiate freely with potential employers who, in turn, are prevented by the labour laws from employing them on mutually agreeable terms. The denial of the rights of the unemployed is unconstitutional and should be remedied without delay. Exempting the unemployed from those provisions of the laws that keep them unemployed would restore their constitutional rights and would do so without threatening the job security of those who already have jobs.
The truth about South Africa’s mass unemployment – EUSTACE DAVIE
I have a vision of millions of people, with new hope in their hearts, knocking on doors, saying “I am exempt from the labour laws. Here is my exemption certificate to prove it. Forget about the labour laws they don’t apply to me. Just give me a job, any job, just let me work!”
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Publish date: 06 December 2017
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