Paul Andries Smit

Paul Andries Smit
North-West University | NWU · School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management

PhD (Labour Relations Management)

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Introduction
Paul Andries Smit currently works as an Associate Professor in Labour Relations at the North West University (NWU). Paul does research in Human Resources and International and Comparative Labor.
Additional affiliations
July 2012 - present
University of Pretoria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2012 - present
University of Pretoria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching Labour Relations on graduate and post graduate level

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Publications (23)
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The primary motivation for this paper is the quest for social justice in employment protection. This paper presents a method for the scientific assessment, measurement, comparison and benchmarking of social justice allegiance in employment protection generally, and dismissal protection specifically. A generic social justice framework is proposition...
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Non-standardization of employment has become the main trend of the labour markets in the globalized economy. Attempting to enhance the flexibility of employment relations the legislators in BRICS countries are also the part of this trend. The forms of the nonstandard employment are numerous, the present paper concentrates upon the following ones: t...
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The BRICS countries have aspirations to achieve sustainable development in their economies and environmental protection. These aspirations have an important social aspect in the area of employment protection as it relates to ensuring fair development. In order to establish national standards for dismissal protection in four of the BRICS countries (...
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The regulation of labour in the workplace is never an easy task but it is even more complex and challenging if it has to take place across national borders in a globalised world. Globalisation and a transnational labour environment impact on the ability of the employer to regulate or manage a labour force that is based in different countries. The m...
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Article that appeared in Rapport News paper in August 201 regarding PhD thesis
Research
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News Paper article in Mail & Guardian of 30 August 2013
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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a transnational organization that has 15 member states and total population of about 280 million people. One of the aims of SADC, as founded in Article 5 of its Treaty, is to strive towards regional integration. SADC has adopted certain basic norms and standards in its Treaty, Charter on Fundamen...
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Concepts like social justice, human rights, fair treatment and equality have become part of a universal " language ". A generic social justice theory have been developed and we argue that it can assist in the identification and design of social justice indicators which reveals a social justice score card, capable of measuring and comparing social j...
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Almost 80% of all labour disputes referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in South Africa relates to unfair dismissal disputes. Employers and employees have different perceptions of justice and fairness. Employers believe that justice and fairness can be achieved by establishing and introducing elaborated dismi...
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Almost 80% of all labour disputes referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in South Africa relates to unfair dismissal disputes. Employers and employees have different perceptions of justice and fairness. Employers believe that justice and fairness can be achieved by establishing and introducing elaborated dismi...
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The right not to be unfairly dismissed is well-recognised in South African labour law. Anecdotal evidence suggests that South Africa may be overregulated in this regard. ILO Convention C158 provides standard-setting guidelines in respect of the termination of any worker's employment. In this contribution, ILO standards are considered and the respec...
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Verhandeling (MA)-PU vir CHO, 1990. Includes bibliographical references (blaaie 112-123)

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The project involves research on the protection of Vulnerable Workers
Project
The TYRLP programme aims to grow early career academics at UP in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face society. The programme aims to form a community within the University of the like-minded young researchers who possess qualities that will contribute to UP becoming and leading as a research intensive University. (http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-the-advancement-of-scholarship/article/2157959/tuks-young-research-leader-programme) This programme is a new initiative of the University of Pretoria including the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and the Department of Research and Innovation Support, and in partnership with the Africa Science Leadership Program, KnowInnovation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities. http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-the-advancement-of-scholarship/article/2360490/tyrlp-2016