Capital Labour In South Africa

Author: Du_Toit,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136135065
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Published in the year 1981, Capital & Labour In South Africa is a valuable contrubution to the field of Social Science.

The Emergence Of Modern South Africa

Author: David Yudelman
Publisher: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864860170
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The Emergence of Modern South Africa views economic conflict, specifically the interaction of the state, big business, and labor, as the central issue in the development of South Africa. Yudelman focuses on the labor-management conflict in the country's gold fields in the early decades of this century, a time and place critical to the development of the state. At that time government walked a tightrope between supporting big business (to ensure economic growth) and appeasing the workers (to remain in power). Yudelman demonstrates how a symbiotic alliance between the mining companies and the state successfully subjugated the workers, and points out that this unique relationship continues to this day, dominating every aspect of life in South Africa. David Yudelman's historical analysis and lengthy epilogue on the 1970s and 1980s shed light on today's economic unrest and those conflicts to come. His book also shows how the South African case provides early and important insights into the development of the state-business symbiosis in industrial societies everywhere.

Capital And Labour On The Kimberley Diamond Fields 1871 1890

Author: Robert Vicat Turrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521333542
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Based on new documentary sources, this history of diamond mining in Kimberley is a major study of South Africa's mineral revolution and the formation of De Beers Consolidated Mines, one of the most successful African mining companies.

What Does South Africa S Pattern Of Trade Say About Its Labor Markets

Author: Mr. Arvind Subramanian
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451901917
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This paper examines the factor intensity of South Africa''s trade. The conclusion is that South Africa is revealed though its trade pattern to be capital abundant (relative to labor). Surprisingly, this result holds especially for South Africa''s trade with its high income partners, which should presumably have been more capital-rich than South Africa. Moreover, this revealed capital intensity of South African production was not reversed during the 1990s after the dismantling of apartheid. This favoring of capital use, against the background of high and rising under-utilization of the country''s labor resources, raises questions about the functioning of South Africa''s labor market institutions.