The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa.

dc.contributor.advisorCollier, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorTurkis, Jonas Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T07:26:58Z
dc.date.available2019-02-22T07:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.updated2019-02-22T06:09:42Z
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines whether the introduction of a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa. After highlighting the socio-economic environment of both countries, the dissertation analyses the minimum wage from an international law perspective. Emphasis is put on the essential elements that minimum wage frameworks must address, namely: universal coverage of the minimum wage; the periodic adjustment of the minimum wage; interaction with collective bargaining; and compliance. These elements are also considered while reviewing and setting into context the current German minimum wage legislation. Subsequently, the National Minimum Wage Bill for South Africa is illustrated and comparatively assessed. It is discussed whether the essential elements and socio economic conditions are considered adequately in the Bill. Moreover, problematic provisions are identified and the need for certain amendments is argued. Conclusively, the dissertation takes an overall positive view on the Bill and promotes a simple minimum wage legislation embedded in a collective bargaining system and supported by multiple policies.
dc.identifier.apacitationTurkis, J. C. (2018). <i>The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa</i>. (). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Development & Labour Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29717en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationTurkis, Jonas Christopher. <i>"The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa."</i> ., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Development & Labour Law, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29717en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationTurkis, J. 2018. The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Turkis, Jonas Christopher AB - This dissertation examines whether the introduction of a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa. After highlighting the socio-economic environment of both countries, the dissertation analyses the minimum wage from an international law perspective. Emphasis is put on the essential elements that minimum wage frameworks must address, namely: universal coverage of the minimum wage; the periodic adjustment of the minimum wage; interaction with collective bargaining; and compliance. These elements are also considered while reviewing and setting into context the current German minimum wage legislation. Subsequently, the National Minimum Wage Bill for South Africa is illustrated and comparatively assessed. It is discussed whether the essential elements and socio economic conditions are considered adequately in the Bill. Moreover, problematic provisions are identified and the need for certain amendments is argued. Conclusively, the dissertation takes an overall positive view on the Bill and promotes a simple minimum wage legislation embedded in a collective bargaining system and supported by multiple policies. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa TI - The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29717 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/29717
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationTurkis JC. The minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa. []. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Development & Labour Law, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29717en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentInstitute of Development and Labour Law
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Law
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherInternational Law
dc.titleThe minimum wage in Germany and South Africa - a comparative assessment of the extent to which a national minimum wage may contribute to social justice and economic growth in South Africa.
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameLLM
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