Kelebogile Khunou at KykNET

On Monday, SERI researcher, Kelebogile Khunou, appeared on KykNETtv to discuss domestic worker rights and the imminent amendment to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 ("COIDA") which previously excluded domestic workers. 

Khunou highlights the collective efforts of domestic workers to improve their working conditions over the years and discusses some of the challenges often cited in order to integrate them into labour legislation. One of the biggest remaining challenges facing domestic workers is negative public perception “many people don't feel that domestic work as work”, states Khunou. 

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