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SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 3, 1987

In this issue of the bulletin, debate in the Smuts House notes questions the level of violence and disturbances in the country. The first article looks at economic policies pursued by western government towards South Africa that generates strong emo…

Explaining Sudan’s Economic Growth Performance

"The paper is composed of twelve sections. Section 2 gives a quick historical background to the economy of the country, while Section 3 looks at the growth record of the country in terms of the chosen periods as well as in terms of the half-decades …

Think Global, Transfer Local: The Perils and Opportunities of a Locally Owned Peace Process in Post-War Sierra Leone

"This paper examines the opportunities and dilemmas of locally owned peace processes in post-conflict Sierra Leone. This paper explores the following key themes: the means of local ownership in peace processes and the economics and politics of local…

Majority of South Africans want a Workers' Party as Alternative to ANC

"Although South Africa’s centre-left ANC government professes to work for the poor and working classes, Afrobarometer data show that a majority of citizens favour the establishment of a workers’ party to challenge the party in power. A majority of S…

Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa

The main focus of the two public dialogues – “South Africa’s Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa”, and “Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?” – interrogated the political economy of Southern Africa and discu…

An Empirical Assessment of the Union 'Facilitation Effect' in the Ghanaian Labor Market

Workers effective access to mandatory non-wage benefits is key to achieving decent working conditions in the Ghanaian labor market. Thus, this paper investigates the effects of union presence on workers’ reported access to non-wage benefits. The s…

Trade Unionism and Enterprise Performance in Senegal

In line with efficiency wage theory, a high rate of trade unionism can be a source of higher production costs for enterprises, but also a source of enhanced efficiency. The aim of this study is to quantify the net effect of unionism on enterprise pe…

The 4th Industrial Revolution and its Implications for Mining-dependent Countries: Insights from South Africa and Zambia

This interdisciplinary study broadly sought to determine the scope, nature of opportunities, and threats the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) presents to the mining industry in Africa. It examined these threats and opportunities along the entire m…

Mining Sector Wage Structuring: Literature Review

Wages differ significantly between industries and occupations. The results show that wage inequality persists in South Africa based on gender, race, education, industry and occupation, with education and race significantly stronger than the other fa…

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