The state of the labour market in contemporary South Africa

SOURCE: State of the nation: South Africa 2003-2004
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Moleke
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.Daniel, A.Habib, R.Southall
KEYWORDS: LABOUR MARKET, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2055
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2503

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Abstract

The state of the labour market in South African today is a reflection of the crippling legacies of the apartheid years and, as such, is a major challenge confronting the government. Wherever one looks in the workplace that sector's HRD is characterised by racial inequalities. There are pockets of progress, but this progress has been miniscule in relation to the magnitude of the inequities inherited from the apartheid era.