Faculty & staff

Prof Stella Vettori

Professor
Tel: 011 652 0207
E-mail: vettom@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (WITS) (1983)
  • LLB (WITS) (1985)
  • LLM (UNISA) (1993)
  • LLD (UP) (2005)

NRF Rating

C2

Fields of academic interests

  • Discrimination
  • Gender based Violence
  • Individual labour law

Field of Specialisation

  • Labour Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Dispute Resolution

Books

2004

  • Author of a chapter in Division Q of Schafer Family Law Service LexisNexis Butterworths 2004 (loose leaf) entitled “The Law and Older Persons” in the chapter entitled “Employment” 6 - 12.
  • Author of a chapter in Division Q of Schafer Family Law Service LexisNexis Butterworths 2004 (loose leaf) entitled “The Law and Older Persons” under “Social Security” 31 - 38.

2006

  • A chapter in a book entitled Globalisation and Social Responsibility (Cambridge Scholars Press 2006) 146 - 162 entitled “The Corporate Codes of Conduct as Terms of the Contract of Employment”.

2007

  • Author of a book entitled The Employment Contract and the Changed World of Work (Ashgate, Aldershot UK 2007).

2008

  • Author of Ch 10 in The Ashgate Research Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility ed David Crowther  De Mont  University, UK and Nicholas Capaldi Loyola University New Orleans, USA 2008, entitled “Legally Imposed Corporate Social Responsibility for the protection of HIV-positive Employees in South Africa” 199

2010

  • Chapter published in Gower Handbook of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social   Responsibility 2010 entitled “Employees’ Rights and Responsibilities”. ISBN 978-0-566 -08817-9
  • Chapter published in Ageing Populations and changing Labour Markets 2010 Gower entitled “Introduction” ISBN 978-0-566-08910-7 (hbk) ISBN 978-1-4094-0280-0 (ebk)
  • Chapter published in Ageing Populations and changing Labour Markets 2010 Gower entitled “Conclusion” ISBN 978-0-566-08910-7 (hbk) ISBN 978-1-4094-0280-0 (ebk)

2013

  • Authored a chapter published in HIV and Social Security Law The SADC Region 2013 JUTA ISBN 9781485101512 entitled “Gender specific HIV policies and programmes at South African Workplaces”.
  • Author/ editor of a book entitled Ageing Populations and Changing Labour Markets (Gower 2010)

2016

Journal articles

2000

S Vettori and BPS Van Eck “Does the High Court Have Concurrent Jurisdiction with the Labour Court to Hear Unfair Dismissal Disputes?” Obiter 2000 Vol 21, Issue 2 490-496.

S Vettori “Operational Requirements: A Justification for Discrimination?” De Jure (2000) Vol 33, Issue 2 336-343.

S Vettori “Industry Level Collective Bargaining: A Contributory Factor to Unemployment” De Jure (2001) Vol 34, Issue 2 342-352.

S Vettori and BPS Van Eck “The Unemployment Insurance Bill: A Relic From the Past?” South African Mercantile Law Journal (2001) Vol 13 no 3 421-428.

S Vettori “Corporate Social Responsibility” Speculum Juris (2005) Vol 17 89 - 106.

S Vettori “A Judicially Enforceable Duty to Bargain” De Jure (2005) Vol 2 382 - 394.

S Vettori “When is Dismissal for Misconduct an Appropriate Sanction?” De Jure (2005) Vol 1, 16 - 27.

S Vettori “The Socialisation of the Law of Contract” De Jure (2005) Vol 1, 81 - 98

S Vettori “The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and the Protection of Trade Unions” South African Mercantile Law Journal (2005) Vol 17 95-104.

S Vettori “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Neo-American Model of Company Law” Social Responsibility Journal, 2005 (SBN:0-9551577-0-6) published by Social Responsibility Research Network 94 -102.

S Vettori “The South African Employee as Corporate Governance Stakeholder in South Africa” Social Responsibility Journal (2005) Vol 2, 76. 2005 Vol 1 (ISSN 1747-1117) 142 - 149.

S Vettori “Judicial Protection of Employee Interests in England, Australia and USA” Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg (Feb 2006) 79 - 96.

S Vettori “The Rise and Fall of Trade Unions” De Jure (2006) 113 - 126.

  “Employer Duties towards Employees Infected with HIV/Aids” South African Mercantile Law Journal 2007 Vol 19 no 2 151-164

S Vettori and J De Beer “The Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights” PER 2007 (3) 1 - 25

S Vettori “The Disclosure of Information in Disciplinary Enquiries” THRHR (2) (May 2008) 240 - 254.

S Vettori “”Fixed Term Employment Contracts: the Permanence of the Temporary” Stellenbosch Law Review (2008) Vol 19 No 2 189 - 208. This article was cited by the by the International Labour Organisation in its background paper for the Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Examine the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No.158), and the Termination of Employment Recommendation, 1982 (no. 166) Geneva, 18-21 April 2011 at page 44.

It is also prescribed to the LLB and LLM students at University of Stellenbosch.

S Vettori “Fixed Term contracts: A comparative analysis of the Mozambican and South African legislation” De Jure (2008) Vol 2 442 - 447.

S Vettori “Alternative means to Enforce Employer Obligations” published in special peer reviewed IRRA journal.

S Vettori “The Extension of Labour Legislation Protection to Illegal Immigrants” South African Mercantile Law Journal 2009 Vol 21 no 5 818 - 830.

S Vettori “The role of the protected disclosures Act as an indirect means of monitoring employer obligations” South African Mercantile Law Journal (2009) Vol 21 no 3 291 – 305.

S Vettori “Constructive Dismissal and Repudiation of Contract: What Must be Proved?” Stell LR (2011) (1) 173 - 187.

S VettoriGender-specific HIV policies and programmes at South African workplaces” Law, Democracy and Development (2012) Vol 16 89.

S Vettori “The role of human dignity in the assessment of fair compensation for unfair dismissals” Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (2012) Vol 15, no 4 102 - 123.

S Vettori and P Stoop “The National Credit Act and so-called ‘rental agreements’” South African Mercantile Law Journal (2012) Vol 24 1-9.

S Vettori “Enforcement of Labour Arbitration Awards in South Africa” SA Merc LJ 2013  Vol 25 no 2 245 – 254

S Vettori “The Consequences of Pleading a Non-Admission” De Jure 46 Vol 2 (2013) 583-619

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • 2013 UNISA Research Leadership Award.
  • Spoor and Fisher Prize for “Excellent Achievement” for LLM dissertation entitled “A Comparative Study of the Regulation of Monopolies in the RSA and the EEC”
  • Rated as a C2 researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF) from 2009 to present.