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 Prof. Kitty Malherbe

Position: Associate Professor
Department: Mercantile and Labour Law
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: BA LLB (Stell) LLM (Stell) LLD (UWC)
Tel:  021 959 3305


 Kitty Malherbe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mercantile and Labour at the University of the Western Cape. She teaches Labour Law and Social Security Law on undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Her research focus is Social Security Law and she has published on the social security rights of older persons, persons with disability, domestic workers and caregivers.


 1.   “Retirement reform in South Africa: The influence of international social security standards and human rights instruments” (2013) 29 (1) The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

2.   “‘The expediency of including claims based on disablement caused by sexual harassment in South Africa’s system of workers’ compensation” (2016) 3 Stellenbosch Law Review 476 (with K Calitz)

3.   “Dismissals in breach of the right to freedom of expression” (2016) 2 Revue de Droit comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale

4.    “The potential effect of the social grant ‘crisis’ on beneficiaries’ right of access to social security” (2017) 3 Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale

5.    “Somewhere Uber the Rainbow: Seeking new ways of regulating new forms of work in South Africa” (2018) 3 Revue de Droit comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale

6.    “‘Revolutionary change in technology’ must be translated into labour law” (2019) 4 Revue de Droit comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale (with Darcy du Toit and Kgomotso Mokoena)

7.    Completed LLD thesis on topic “Intergenerational solidarity and the provision of support and care to older persons”. Supervisor: Prof D du Toit (2010)​​​​​





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