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HSRC Press :: Economics, Development & Innovation

Economics, Development & Innovation 29 titles
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Alternatives to Privatization
Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South
David A McDonald, Greg Ruiters

Critics of privatisation are often told they present no alternatives. This book takes up that challenge, proposing conceptual models for what constitutes an ‘alternative to privatisation’ and analyses what makes them successful (or not), backed up by empirical data on creative public service initiatives in over 40 countries in the Global South. This groundbreaking study provides a robust platform for comparisons across regions and sectors, with a focus on health, water and electricity. Alternatives to Privatisation is a compelling study and has been written by leading academics, practitioners and activists in the field.

Format168mm x 240mm
Pages532
ISBN 10978-07969-2377-6
ISBN 13978-07969-2377-6
Publish Year2012
RightsAfrica Rights Only

Price:    R 395.00


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At Full Speed the Tiger Cubs Stumbled
At Full Speed the Tiger Cubs Stumbled
Lessons from South East Asia about sustainable public service delivery
Fanie Cloete

This publication examines best practices in public sector service delivery through a comparative analysis of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. The book, which will be of interest to scholars, decision makers and informed members of the public, concludes with a general model of strategic governance.

Format210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages212
ISBN 100-7969-1929-1
ISBN 13978-07969-1929-8
Publish Year2000
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 187.00


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Attitudes to work and social security in South Africa
Attitudes to work and social security in South Africa
Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, Rebecca Surender

This paper presents findings from a module in the HSRC's 2006 South African Social Attitudes Survey that was designed by the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy at the University of Oxford. Respondents were asked for their views on issues relating to the importance of work and the relationship between social grants and employment. The findings demonstrate a strong attachment to the labour market among the unemployed, support for more financial assistance for poor people including those who are unable to find work, and no evidence that social grants in South Africa foster a 'dependency culture'.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages28
ISBN 100-7969-2219-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2219-9
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 98.00


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Confronting the Region
Confronting the Region
A profile of Southern Africa
Sanusha Naidu, Benjamin Roberts
This profile provides an understanding of the main developmental and institutional challenges that confront southern Africa. The authors highlight the political, economic and social conditions in the region and identify common trends. The paper also reviews the progress made in the promotion of greater regional integration.
Format210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages64
ISBN 100-7969-2060-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2060-7
Publish Year2004
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 98.00


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COSATU’S Contested Legacy
COSATU’S Contested Legacy
South African trade unions in the second decade of democracy
Sakhela Buhlungu, Malehoko Tshoaedi

Images of striking COSATU workers, singing, marching and toyi-toying are a familiar sight for most South Africans and external observers of the country's politics. Similarly, COSATU's feisty general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi has become a household name, commanding respect and admiration among millions and loathing and fear among his enemies and those who are on the receiving end of his fiery political oratory. But how much do we know about what COSATU workers think about their workplaces, their unions, politics and the economy? What influences COSATU members' decisions to vote for a particular political party? Why has COSATU women members' support for the ANC declined? Why do some union members think there may be good reasons to assault non-strikers and scabs during strikes? What do unionised workers think of service delivery and what role did they play in the recent spate of service delivery protests? These and many other questions are examined in this volume which is based on the fourth run of the COSATU Workers' Survey conducted a few months before the 2009 elections. Contrary to stereotypes reproduced in the media and other public platforms which portray trade union members as a herd led by all-powerful 'union bosses', A Contested Legacy deftly presents a picture of a multifaceted organisation whose members are steeped in the traditions of internal democracy, leadership accountability and mandated decision-making. But these traditions are not static. They are fiercely contested among different groups and categories of union members – women and men; migrant and urban workers; skilled and unskilled workers; blue collar and white collar and professional workers; permanent and part-time and casual workers.

Format148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages328
ISBN 10978-07969-2395-0
ISBN 13978-07969-2395-0
Publish Year2012
RightsAfrica Rights Only

Price:    R 295.00


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The development of competition law and economics in South Africa
The development of competition law and economics in South Africa
Kasturi Moodaliyar, Simon Roberts

This is an important and timely contribution to the rapidly growing field of competition law in South Africa. While the South African competition authorities have established an enviable local and international profile for their work, there is a need for critical evaluation of the developments in this field since the Competition Act came into force in 1999. This book meets this need.

Format168mm x 235mm (Soft Cover)
Pages256
ISBN 10978-07969-2404-9
ISBN 13978-07969-2404-9
Publish Year2013
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 280.00


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Earnings inequality in South Africa 1995–2003
Earnings inequality in South Africa 1995–2003
Ingrid Woolard, Chris Woolard
It is generally accepted that the gap between the earnings of unskilled and semi-skilled workers on the one hand, and skilled and highly skilled workers, on the other, narrowed in South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s. This paper investigates whether the gap between the real earnings of highly skilled and low-skilled workers in the formal sector of the South African economy continued to narrow after this country’s transition to democracy.
Format297mm x 210mm
Pages44
ISBN 100-7969-2173-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2173-4
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 105.00


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Education and Poverty Reduction Strategies
Education and Poverty Reduction Strategies
Issues of Policy Coherence (Colloquium Proceedings)
Simeon Maile (ed)

The connection between poverty and lack of education seems entirely self-evident, yet real progress in overcoming the obstacles to education and economic affluence has eluded governments and social activists worldwide for decades. This book interrogates the link between education and poverty reduction and highlights the role of cross-sectoral co-ordination and policy coherence in breaking the poverty trap.

Format148mm x 210mm
Pages288
ISBN 100-7969-2222-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2222-9
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 154.00


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Electric Capitalism
Electric Capitalism
Recolonising Africa on the power grid
David A McDonald (ed)

Although Africa is the most under-supplied region of the world for electricity, its economies are utterly dependent on it. There are enormous inequalities in electricity access, with industry receiving abundant supplies of cheap power while more than 80 per cent of the continent's population remain off the power grid. Africa is not unique in this respect, but levels of inequality are particularly pronounced here due to the inherent unevenness of 'electric capitalism' on the continent.

Format168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages512
ISBN 100-7969-2237-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2237-3
Publish Year2008
RightsSouthern Africa Rights Only

Price:    R 253.00


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PodcastEmploying the expertise of researchers, energy professionals, academics and activists to shed light on the larger social, economic, ideological and spatial dynamics shaping electricity reforms in southern Africa and the continent, 'Electric Capitalism' is an important book about the importance of electricity in Africa. In commentary that ranges from the use of nuclear power to the search for alternative energy sources, the gendered nature of the manufacture and distribution of electricity, the provision of free basic electricity, the building of hydro-electric dams and more, authors David McDonald, Liz McDaid, David Fig and Wendy Annecke probe the intricacies of the contemporary electricity sector in this podcast.

Duration: 9 min 32 sec

Elusive Equity
Elusive Equity
Education reform in post-apartheid South Africa
Edward B. Fiske , Helen F. Ladd
Elusive Equity documents South Africa’s efforts to create a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid education. Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd describe and evaluate the strategies that South African policy makers have pursued in their quest for equity. They draw on previously unpublished data, interviews with key officials, and visits to dozens of schools to describe the changes made to school financing, teacher allocation, governance, curriculum, and other areas.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages288
ISBN 100-7969-2109-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2109-3
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 242.00


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Emerging Voices
Emerging Voices
A report on education in South African rural communities
Researched for the Nelson Mandela Foundation by the Human Sciences Research Council , with the Education Policy Consortium
One of the greatest challenges South Africa faces is rural poverty and education. This book graphically illustrates the conditions that make the dreams of a better life for all virtually unrealisable in rural areas. Through the voices of rural people themselves, the reader is told not only what the problems are but also what can and should be done. Emerging Voices is a richly documented portrait of the lives of communities in selected rural areas, and specifically their thoughts and feelings about education. It is a book that can come at no better time as South Africa is poised to launch a major offensive against poverty in rural areas. Education, this book shows, must be a central component of such an initiative. Collectively, the chapters illustrate the complexity, interconnectedness and intractability of the challenges that face rural communities and education in South Africa in particular and less developed countries more generally.
Format249mm x 185mm
Pages182
ISBN 100-7969-2089-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2089-8
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 159.00


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Employment and Skills in South African Exports
Employment and Skills in South African Exports
Dirk Ernst van Seventer
This is the first in a planned series of papers to explore the respective role of traded an domestically oriented sectors in generating the employment needed to rapidly expand employment opportunities in South Africa

Format297mm x 210mm
Pages36
ISBN 100-7969-2106-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2106-2
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 98.00


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Empowerment through Economic Transformation
Empowerment through Economic Transformation
Meshack M Khosa (ed)
This, the third book in a trilogy studying transformation in post-apartheid South Africa, follows on two studies published in 2000: Infrastructure Mandates for Change and Empowerment through Service Delivery. This volume, with the help of 15 case studies, assesses the prospects for empowerment through economic transformation in South Africa.
Format210mm x 150mm
Pages490
ISBN 100-7969-1972-0
ISBN 13978-07969-1972-4
Publish Year2001

Price:    R 269.00


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Evaluation of the Readucate Pilot Project in the Northern Cape Province
Evaluation of the Readucate Pilot Project in the Northern Cape Province
Final report
Johan Wydeman
Dr Johan Wydeman's report evaluates the success of the Readucate educational pilot project in reaching its specific objectives and achieving its intended outputs. Key performance indicators included assessing any change in learning culture and community involvement, improved school results and sustainability.
Format295mm x 210mm
Pages52
ISBN 100-7969-1925-9
ISBN 13978-07969-1925-0
Publish Year1999

Price:    R 105.00


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Food Security and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa
Food Security and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa
Scott Drimie, Simphiwe Mini
Southern Africa experienced acute food shortages during 2002 and 2003. Against this background, the authors of this occasional paper investigate the issues around food security, assess the outlook for global food security and draw their conclusions accordingly.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages36
ISBN 100-7969-2028-1 (IRRD 6)
ISBN 13978-07969-2028-7
Publish Year2003

Price:    R 98.00


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