New HSRC Publications

Power-sector reform and regulation in Africa

Published by HSRC Press
Editors:Joseph Kapika, Anton Eberhard
Format    168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages    216
ISBN 10    978-07969-2410-0
ISBN 13    978-07969-2410-0
Publish Year    2013
Open Access available - July 2013
Rights    World Rights
Price: R250.00
Power-sector Reform and Regulation in Africa offers detailed, up-to-date and original
research into how governments and policy makers in six African countries have
grappled with the development of their energy sectors. Arising out of a two-year
peer-learning process involving senior executives in the electricity regulators in each
country, the book contains an intelligent and clear analysis of the knowledge and
shared experiences gathered in Africa by African scholars.

Land reform and livelihoods Trajectories of change in northern Limpopo Province, South Africa

Editors: Michael Aliber , Themba Maluleke, Tshililo Manenzhe, Gaynor Paradza , Ben Cousins
Format    168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages    320
ISBN 10    978-07969-2413-1
ISBN 13    978-07969-2413-1
Publish Year    Open Access available – September 2013
Rights    World Rights
Price:R 295.00

Land Reform and Livelihoods is the South African component of a broader threecountry study (also including Zimbabwe and Namibia) on Land Reform and Livelihoods (LRaL). The aim of LRaL is to measure the impact of land reform, but above all it is to understand that impact – how and why impacts materialise or fail to materialise in relation to different circumstances, distinct implementation approaches, and diverse types of intended beneficiaries.

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Children of a Bitter Harvest: Child Labour in the Cape Winelands

Forthcoming title
Published by BestRed (an imprint of the HSRC Press)
ISBN: 978-0-9922-0851-6

Children of a Bitter Harvest: Child Labour in the Cape Winelands is made up of over 100 interconnected short stories that document moments in the lives of children who worked in the heart of South Africa’s wine industry between 1998 and 2010, and are framed further by the farm uprisings of 2012. The stories are framed by the more recent
‘farm strikes’ in the Western Cape. The children in the book – not all of whom managed to survive AIDS – are now young adults in a new South Africa that ostensibly offers them certain freedoms to overcome the shackles of race and class domination. However, without the kind of radical economic restructuring that would make this possible, all of the children remain extremely poor adults. As documented by the author, child labour of the 1990s inevitably gave way to adult labour, with the breath between childhood and adulthood as tender as it is tenuous. We are a nation that has managed to end the brutality of apartheid, but not one that has managed to replace brutality itself.