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Beyond the apartheid workplace : studies in transition

Author: Eddie Webster; K Von Holdt; Edward Webster; Karl Von Holdt
Publisher: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, ©2005.
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"Beyond the Apartheid Workplace shows how South Africa's triple transition - towards political democracy economic liberalisation and post-colonial transformation - has generated contradictory pressures at workplace level. A wide range of managerial strategies and union responses are identified, demonstrating both continuities and discontinuities with past practices." "These studies reveal a growing differentiation  Read more...
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Title: Beyond the apartheid workplace : studies in transition /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Webster; K Von Holdt; Edward Webster; Karl Von Holdt
ISBN: 1869140656; 9781869140656
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-483) and index.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 8 9 10 14 18
Description: xx, 497 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION -- Work restructuring and the crisis of social reproduction: a southern perspective / Karl von Holdt, Edward Webster -- THEME ONE: THE END OF THE RACIAL DIVISION OF LABOUR? SKILLS, WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT EQUITY -- Political transition and the changing workplace order in a South African steelworks / Karl von Holdt -- Post-colonial workplace regimes in the engineering industry in South Africa / Andries Bezuidenhout -- New fault lines in the countryside: restructuring in the Western Cape wine industry / Joachim Ewart, Andries du Toit -- THEME TWO: EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION AND PRODUCTIVITY -- 'If you can't measure it, you can't manage it': reorganization of work and performance at two fish processing firms / Johann Maree, Shane Godfrey -- Trade liberalisation and work restructuring in post-apartheid South Africa: a case study of BMW / David Masondo -- Self-directed work teams in a post-apartheid gold mine: perspectives from the rockface / Timothy Sizwe Phakathi -- Beyond marshmallow mountain: workplace change in the New South Africa / David Dickinson -- THEME THREE: WORKING IN THE SERVICE SECTOR -- The 'market hegemonic' workplace order in food retailing / Bridget Kenny -- Transition in the post-apartheid regional workplace: Shoprite in Zambia / Darlene Miller -- New work order or more of the same? Call centres in South Africa / Rahmat Omar -- THEME FOUR: THE GROWING TREND OF CASUALISATION: IS A NEW WORK PARADIGM NEEDED? -- Employment is not what it used to be: the nature and impact of work restructuring in South Africa / Jan Theron -- The consequences of South Africa's economic transition: the remnants of the footwear industry / Sarah Moseotsa -- Women and work restructuring in the Cape Town clothing industry / Christi van der Westhuizen -- THEME FIVE: THE SELF-EMPLOYED: WORKING POOR OR POTENTIAL ENTREPRENEURS? -- Rural enterprise: work on the margins / Kate Philip -- New forms of work and the representational gap: a Durban case study / Edward Webster -- THEME SIX: NEGOTIATING WORKPLACE CHANGE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR -- 'Saving government from itself': trade union engagement with the restructuring of Spoornet / Karl von Holdt -- After apartheid: decay or reconstruction in a public hospital? / Karl von Holdt, Bethuel Maserumule.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Webster and Karl von Holdt.
Genre/Form: Johannesburg (2003)
Kongress -- Johannesburg -- 2003.
Kongress.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beyond the apartheid workplace. Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, ©2005 (OCoLC)654222324
Year: ©2005.
Publisher: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2005423831; National Library: 013503889
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HD8801; Dewey No.: 331.0968
OCLC No.: 60589338
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9781869140656
(Sirsi) 28633

Abstract:

"Beyond the Apartheid Workplace shows how South Africa's triple transition - towards political democracy economic liberalisation and post-colonial transformation - has generated contradictory pressures at workplace level. A wide range of managerial strategies and union responses are identified, demonstrating both continuities and discontinuities with past practices." "These studies reveal a growing differentiation within the world of work between stable, formal-sector work, casualised and outsourced work, and informal work where people struggle to 'make a living' on the margins of the formal economy. The majority of workplaces are marked by the persistence and reconfiguration of the apartheid legacy. The growth of casualisation and informalisation generates deepening poverty and exclusion among great numbers of households. These are some of the startling conclusions drawn by the editors of this groundbreaking collection, which will undoubtedly stimulate debate and further research among social scientists, trade unionists, managers and policymakers."--BOOK JACKET.
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