Authors: Stefan van Eck

Keyword: decent work, South Africa


Agenda 2063: A1

Namibia has recently introduced policies regarding the regulation of agency work, and South Africa is in the process of doing the same. The promotion of the decent work agenda by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the implementation of flexicurity policies by the European Union (EU) have been followed by the adoption of instruments giving recognition to agency work. This contribution revisits the approach to the regulation of agency work in Namibia and South Africa. It considers the question of whether these two cases can cast light on the changing role of labour law regulation as developments unfold on the international front.