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How to promote worker wellbeing in the platform economy in the global South – A view from South Africa

28 November 2019
12:30 - 14:00

Presenter: Mr Krish Chetty, HSRC
Respondents: Dr Urvashi Aneja (Tandem Research, India) and Dr Ramiro Albrieu (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth, Argentina)
Chair: Prof. Jaya Josie, HSRC

Date:   28 November 2019     
Time:  12:30 – 14:00 (SAST)
Venues: Video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban | Livestream via Vidyo

The growth of the platform economy is creating new opportunities and efficiencies in G20 economies. However, platform-work can often be precarious, with reduced access to formal social protection mechanisms. This poses unique opportunities and challenges for many G20 countries, where a large section of the workforce is engaged in informal work across both the unorganised and organised sectors of the economy. For the sustained and inclusive growth of the platform economy, the wellbeing of workers must be prioritized. Drawing on research undertaken in India, South Africa and Argentina, this seminar outlines strategies for governments, industries and unions and civil society to safeguard and enhance worker well-being in the platform economy.

Kindly RSVP by 27 November 2019

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
Contact Arlene Grossberg  | T: (012) 302 2811  | E:
Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
Contact Shouneez Khan| T: (021) 466 7948 | E:
Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001.
Contact Ridhwaan Khan  | T: (031) 242 5400  | C: 083 788 2786  | E: 

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST