Meeting minimum international and regional standards: an analysis of maternity cash benefits

Author Asheelia Behari

ISSN: 1996-2185
Affiliations: LLB LLM PHD (UKZN), Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Source: South African Mercantile Law Journal, Volume 31 Issue 2, 2019, p. 239 – 260


This article considers and critiques the right to maternity cash benefits offered by the UIA through a comparative analysis of the minimum international standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the regional standards set by the Southern African Development Community (the SADC). Drawing on this comparative analysis, the article identifies the strengths and shortcomings of the statutory mechanisms providing for maternity cash benefits for employees in South Africa.