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Ongoing exploitation of gig workers could make the gig economy undesirable, which could have long-term economic consequences - including simply making the future of work unsustainable when SA already faces a jobs crisis, says Pitso Tsibolane.

In a landmark judgement on 19 February 2021, the UK’s apex court determined that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but must be treated as workers fully entitled to employment rights including holiday pay, guaranteed minimum wage and an entitlement to paid leave.

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