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Challenges facing informal sector micro-enterprises in Newlands West : the case of female owned home-based dress-making enterprises (Thesis, 2007)

This study seeks to investigate the challenges facing informal sector micro-enterprises in Newlands
West, using the case study of female owned home-based dress making enterprises in the South West

An Investigation into the Influence of certain Variables Affecting the Accident Rate among the Sugar Mill workers on the Natal North Coast

The problem of accidents in industry is by no n:eans a new one, and
t.rie nurrerous studies undertaken by investigators such as Arbous ( 1950)
Adelstein (1951) Hale and Hale (1970) and many others indicate the
importance attached to this phenarenon.

Indian workers and trades unions in Durban, 1930-1950

This study is organised into 6 chapters: A brief outline of each
chapter nO'tlrl follows:
Chapter 1 presents an overview of trades unionism and worker action in
South Africa (c1880-1954). Such an overview is essential in our view to

An analysis of some aspects of employment and unemployment in the African townships of Umlazi and Lamontville : a preliminary investigation. 1985.

This occasional paper is part of a continuing project concerned with tile theme of unemployment, poverty and employment creation in South Africa, with special emphasis on Natal and Durban.

The income and employment structure of Indians in the Durban municipal area

The scope of labour economics is wide, covering such diverse topics
as income distribution, trade unions, unemployment and discrimination.
Much of the current attention devoted to labour economics comes from

Occupational choices of women in South Africa (Thesis, 2000)

The purpose of this study is to determine women's perceptions and choices of different categories of occupations and the reasons for such choices. Since the

A Study of African Domestic Workers in an Indian Township Tongaat (Ghandinagar) [1986].

This research is undertaken in the belief that sociologists and anthropologists in South Africa have a particular obligation to record the injustice and exploitation that surround us and of which we are often a contributing factor.

A historical investigation into the garment industry in Natal with specific reference to the garment workers industrial union [Natal]

The history of the Garment Workers Industrial Union indicates that its strategy is one of negotiation and subordination.

Letter from Miss N M Hargovan to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Miss N M Hargovan to Phyllis Naidoo

South African Indian politics and labour 1920-1933

Most earlier studies of South African Indian politics have
often been based on the assunption that, regardless of class
cleavages, there existed e,nong Indians a fundanental unity
of interests. Although these writers often indicated

Industrial relations and the development of trade unions in Natal before 1926

to protect their position from being undercut by semi-skilled black
labour. A form of race conscious craft unionism was, as a result, almost
inevitable in South Africa, and came to be adopted by other labour elites

The Dynamics of lndian Family Firms in Durban

This paper is hascd on a !'hi) thesis. One hundred and
twenty Indian family businesses were chosen from the Indian
central business district in Durhan. The traders were or vnrious
ethnic and cultural origins, namely Hindi, Gujerati, Tamil and

The Lobito Bay Indians (Hons Thesis, 1986)[Railways, free Indians , Labour(Angola)]

In April 1907 some 2 208 ex-indentured Indians left Durban for Lobito
Bay in Angola. The object of their attraction was the Benguela
Railway, work on which had begun in 1903. Although these Indians
were bound, in terms of their contracts, to work in Angola for a

Employment Opportunities for University Trained Indians

The present study does not introduce a new field of research but
reveals important differences in approach and scope from other
manpower surveys that have been carried out in South Africa. It
has been initiated and designed to investigate in detail likely

Letter from Pat Poovalingam to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Pat Poovalingam to Phyllis Naidoo

Garment Workers' Industrial Union (Natal) : golden jubilee, 1934-1984

The creation of a garment involves dozens of specialised tailoring
skills, many of them unique to and representing the peak of
hand craftsmanship. Most garments are cut one at a time, to
achieve maximum fidelity to the designer's pattern, uniformity in size and perfect

The Decline of Stevedoring Labour in Durban: 1959-1990

The movement of commodities around the world has been a crucial way in which
capitalist and colonial economies have functioned. Ships and harbours have been the
focus of the transportation of commodities for many centuries, and today, while there are

Making poverty research political Student "Wages Commissions " in Durban 1971-3

Over the course of the 1970s, social science measures of a family’s minimum
needs ceased being the limited concern of a few academics and started to become
instruments of liberation. Since Edward Batson’s extensive Social Survey of Cape Town

Factory and Family: lndian Factory Workers in Durban

The first study, conducted in 1982, investigated the level of
job satisfaction experienced by Indian women employed in the
Clothing Industry in Durban, and the effects of this on their
interpersonal family relationships. A probability sample of 270

Job satisfaction of Indian married women in the clothing industry in Durban and its effects on their interpersonal family relationships

In South Africa, little or no research has been undertaken to determine
the effect of the Indian women's job on her family. The present study,
being undertaken with regard to work satisfaction, as determined by

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