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Improving the Contribution of Cooperatives as Vehicles for Local Economic Development in South Africa

Published: Sep 4th, 2014

by Prudence Khumalo Abstract There has been a growing realization over the years of the importance of cooperatives as vital instruments for socio-economic development across the globe. The article seeks to… Read More

Employment Relationships and Organizing Strategies in the Informal Construction Sector

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Jill Wells and Arthur Jason Abstract The expansion of self-employment, casual labor and outsourcing in the construction sector around the world and the growing involvement of intermediaries has led to an… Read More

Informalization from Above, Informalization from Below: The Options for Organization

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Jan Theron Abstract The paper examines different strategies for the collective organization of informal workers, on the basis of a number of empirical illustrations from South Africa. It argues… Read More

Informality and Casualization as Challenges to South Africa’s Industrial Unionism: Manufacturing Workers in the East Rand/Ekurhuleni Region in the 1990s

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Franco Barchiesi Abstract The paper addresses informalization processes driven by layoffs, casualization, and outsourcing and their implications for workers’ agency. The empirical focus is on the metal engineering, glass, and… Read More

Letter to the Editor

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

Response to The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800. 2nd ed. Bill Freund. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., Boulder, 1998. Original Book Review by William H.… Read More

African Cinema in the Nineties

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Mbye Cham Introduction For African cinema, the final decade of this century has been a mixed bag of promises, hopes, achievements, and continued struggle and frustration with the same… Read More

Decentralization, Local Governance and the Democratic Transition in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James S. Wunsch Introduction What factors are required for viable, democratic, local governments in Africa? This is an important question for several reasons. First, in an era of continuing… Read More

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): Human Rights and State Transitions – The South Africa Model

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Post-authoritarian regimes have struggled with the most appropriate way to deal with the former regimes’ human rights abuses.Several schools of though have emerged as to… Read More

The Organizational Structures for Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bruce Campbell and Sheona Shackleton Abstract Throughout Southern Africa there has been a move to decentralize natural resource management (NRM). Decentralization has taken many forms, resulting in different organizational… Read More

Challenges Facing a Community Structure to Implement CBNRM in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Michelle Cocks, Anthony Dold and Isla Grundy  Abstract In most developing countries, community based natural resource management (CBNRM) initiatives have been adopted in an attempt to address the issue… Read More