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Innovation Policy

Innovation policy at the intersection
Global debates and local experiences

Worldwide, countries have to respond to local and global socio-technological shifts and needs, specifically the transformations wrought by a rapidly shifting understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 168
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2591-6
Publish Year : 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R180.00
Opening Sa Economy

Opening the Economy
Barriers to Entry and Competition

What does it take for entrepreneurs to be effective competitors? What are the factors affecting entry and participation in sectors where there are historically strong incumbent firms? Opening the South African Economy brings to light the challenges of concentration, inequality and exclusion in different sectors of the South African economy.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 272
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2589-3
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R250.00
Working Class Homosexuality In South African

Working class homosexuality in South African history
Angel and the Ingqingili

Working Class Homosexuality in South African History provides the first scholarly outline for the development of a narrative of same-sex working class African men. The book’s core analytic thrust centres around a previously unpublished primary source from the early twentieth century as well as unique oral history interviews with men remembering their lives in the gay settlement of Mkhumbane.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 288
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2583-1
Publish Year : 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R390.00
Connected Lives

Connected Lives
Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa

Connected lives: Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa, illustrates the changing constitution and the variability of households, fluid understandings of family, and the impact of these in the context of life changes and health problems.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 280
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2585-5
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R295.00