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Rhodes > NALSU > People > Shaka Bob

Masters Bursary Student

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BA Hons (MSU)

Shaka is currently writing his MA thesis at the NALSU focusing on the impact of labour legislation on the formal and informal sectors of the Zimbabwean economy based on a case study of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province. A core component of this study is to explore the institutional barriers to decent work and what these implications are on worker welfare in the Zimbabwean urban context. The study seeks to proffer solutions for improving worker welfare, and promoting for the appreciation and incorporation of the informal economy for the benefit of socio-economic development in Zimbabwe.

Shaka completed his Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies in 2015 with Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He previously worked for Care International in Zimbabwe under the ENSURE Lean Season Assistance project in Chivi District, Masvingo Province where he made up the Monitoring and Evaluation team. Shaka also holds a Diploma in Development Studies which was attained at Lupane State University.

His main academic and research interests are in the areas of labour policy, social policy, youth unemployment, informal work, poverty and inequality dynamics and sustainable livelihood development.

Last Modified: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:17:27 SAST