From HSRC Press

Title: Migrant Labour after Apartheid: The inside story

Volume editors: Leslie J Bank, Dorrit Posel and Francis Wilson

Pub month and year: March 2020

ISBN (soft cover): 978-0-7969-2579-4

ISBN (pdf): 978-0-7969-2580-0

Format: NC 240mm x 168mm

Extent:    416pp

Soft cover or hard cover: Soft

Price: R395


South Africa is a rapidly urbanising society. Over 60% of the population lives in urban areas and this will rise to more than 70% by 2030. However, it is also a society with a long history of labour migration, rural home-making and urban economic and residential insecurity.

Thus, while the formal institutional systems of migrant labour and the hated pass laws were dismantled after apartheid, a large portion of the South African population remains double-rooted in the sense that they have an urban place of residence and access to a rural homestead to which they periodically return and often eventually retire.

This reality, which continues to have profound impacts on social cohesion, family life, gender relations, household investment, settlement dynamic and political identity formation, is the main focus of this book.

Author contact details:
Leslie J Bank
Dorrit Posel

Title: Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences

Volume editors: Mlungisi BG Cele, Thierry M Luescher, Angela Wilson Fadiji

Pub month and year:
March 2020

ISBN (soft cover):

ISBN (pdf):

NC 240mm x 168mm


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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. Science, technology and innovation (STI) policy finds itself at the intersection of these local and global challenges. Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences shows that a comprehensive rethink in STI policy making is required one that takes a systemic view of the varied challenges and adopts an inclusive and holistic approach to STI policy.

Such a rethink has to bring together the global and local, the theoretical and practical. The book looks at past and present approaches that inform STI policy-making in different countries  including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Iran, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden   STI monitoring and evaluation systems and the role of STI policy-advisory bodies.

“Too many countries across the world have reached unsustainable levels of insecurity, inequality and poverty. Improved understanding of different country experiences and trajectories can help to promote a coherent approach across countries, which is required to achieve globally sustainable and inclusive innovation outcomes.”
– Dr Angelique Wildschut-February, Research Associate, University of Pretoria

Author contact details:

Dr Mlungisi BG Cele
Thierry M Luescher
Dr Angelina W Fadiji