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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Job bloodbath ‘not so’

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  • Year 2016
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla
The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) reported that the country lost a total of 355 000 jobs from the last quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, for an astonishing 2,2% decline in a single quarter. But the figures seem unreliable, due at least in part to the shift to a…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Anna James
Policy interventions at national and international scales are driving efforts to simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide sustainable socio-economic improvements. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one such policy instrument implemented through the Kyoto Protocol under the international climate change regime. Questions remain particularly around how socio-economic development can be achieved and,…"

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2014, South Africa remained one of the most unequal countries in the world, an outlier by global standards in terms of both overall inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient and levels of joblessness. For proponents of industrialisation as central to long-term development, this situation raises two questions. First, how does manufacturing…"

  • Year 2012
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2012, South Africa remains faced with the triple developmental challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality. In addition, the country's current economic growth model is heavily resource and energy-intensive, aggravating pressures on the environment and the threat of climate change. The transition to a green economy, stemming from the concept of sustainable development,…"

  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Kate Phillip
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In the face of a long-standing unemployment crisis that increasingly threatens social and economic stability, employment has at last taken centre stage in South African policy, and with this, a focus on the structural constraints on employment creation within the economy. The New Growth Path, approved by Cabinet in November 2010, starts to…"

  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Thomas Höppli
Emigration of highly skilled people has become an increasing concern in South Africa. While it is uncontested that such emigration can have detrimental effects in the form of a brain drain, this policy brief argues that South Africa could also draw some benefits from this emigration. It recommends that the country resumes its…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Miriam Altman (HSRC) ; Carmel Marock (Singizi Consulting)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Youth unemployment is extremely high in South Africa, approximately double the national rate. While this is not uncommon internationally, it poses a special problem in South Africa where at least half of young school leavers are unlikely to find work before the age of 24. In many other countries, the youth unemployment problem…"

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions India, South Africa
What if unemployed people in South Africa had a right – a real right – to a minimum level of regular work on decent terms? In 2005, India passed a law guaranteeing rural households up to 100 days of work per annum, at minimum wage rates. Over 55 million households now participate in…"

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation IDC; BSA; TIPS
  • Author(s) Jorge Maia; Thierry Giordano
Joint report from Industrial Development Corporation, Development Bank of Southern Africa and TIPS In its recent green economy study, UNEP9 concluded that environmental sustainability and economic progress are not opposing forces and that significant benefits will flow from the greening of the world's economies. Greening generates increases in wealth, measured in classical terms…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Project SADRN
  • Year 2011
Having a vibrant production base is the foundation of economic prosperity. The more goods a country produces the more jobs are created. The specialisation resulting from the production of goods tends to result in newer technologies and higher levels of income, which leads to even higher growth. There is little doubt that the…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Alberto Behar
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 4A: Is Informal Normal in Low Income Countires? If So, What Does this Mean for Development Policy?"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office
  • Author(s) Sher Verick
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8B the Global Financial Crisis - Micro Impacts"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Human Sciences Research Council
  • Author(s) Catherine Cross
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8B: The Global Financial Crisis - Marco Impacts"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation DPRU, University of Cape Town; Cornell University; DPRU, University of Cape Town
  • Author(s) Haroon Bhorat; Ravi Kanbur; Natasha Mayet
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Author(s) Daniela Casale; Dorrit Posel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics"
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