Miss Laetitia Fourie
Mercantile Law
43 30A
Johannes Brill
Johannes Brill Building 30A

Short CV

Laetitia Fourie is the Programme Director of the Centre for Labour Law where she manages the offering of several short learning programmes in the fields of Labour and Commercial law.

Laetitia also  lectures various under and postgraduate modules in the Department of Mercantile Law that include Labour Law, Consumer Protection and Insurance Law.

She obtained her LLB degree (Cum Laude) at the University of the Free State in 2007. Thereafter she continued her studies and obtained her LLM degree in Mercantile Law (specialisation in Labour Law) at the University of the Free State in 2008.

After successfully completing her articles at Naudes Attorneys (now Phatsoane Henney Incorporated) she was admitted as an Attorney of the Free State High Court of South Africa in 2010.  Laetitia successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of the Free State in 2016, after which she passed the CFP examination.

Laetitia conducts research in Labour and Disability Law and has delivered international and national papers in these areas of the law.  She is currently registered as a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands conducting research on the protection of employees with disabilities in the South African workplace. The research entails a study towards the topic of reasonable accommodation of unique types of impairments (being cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity) within the workplace. Laetitia is passionate about the protection of the rights of employees with disabilities. She wishes to make a real difference in the lives of those living with physical, mental or any similar type of impairments.



  • Albinism in the South African Workplace: A Labour Law Perspective. Industrial Law Journal (2020) 41 ILJ

  • Disabiity discrimination in the South African workplace: the case of infertifily. International Journal of Human Rights 2018 DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1485657

  • Werknemers as Lasgewende Ouers in Surrogasie-Aangeleenthede: Die Geboorte van nuwe Verlof-behoeftes in Suid-Afrika: Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2017 (Available at https://journals.assaf.org.za/per/article/view/1373)
  • Why South Africa should redefine disability to include infertility: The Conversation 19 January 2017
  • Leave for surrogate parents in South Africa: no time for baby steps: The Conversation 6 July 2016
  • A labour law perspective on employees with depression: International Journal of Politics and Law Research 2014 Vol 2(4):68-75
  • Depressie en die wêreld van werk - `n arbeidsregtelike perspektief deur D Smit & L Fourie : Litnet Akademies 2013 December Vol 10(3) : 25 - 52



Publications (Short List)


Area(s) of Interest

Labour Law

Insurance Law

Consumer Law


Area(s) of Expertise


Courses Presented

Commercial Law Contracts, Consumer and Insurance Law (LCIL 3714)

Specific Contracts (LSPC 3723)

Consumer and Credit Law (LCPC 2623)

Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law: Social Legislation (LLAC 5825)

Masters programme: Development of Labour Law and Individual Labour Law (LLDE 7910)

Community Service

Laetitia is actively involved in rendering a service to the community through the services offered by the Centre for Labour Law. Community engagement is an essential part of the functions of the Centre. 

Laetitia also strives to assist persons with disabilities with legal advice within the context of employment. One of the projects she is currently pursuing includes an engagement with persons living with Albinism.

Service Learning



T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

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UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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