In addition to contributions by staff and associates of the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) to peer-reviewed academic journals, books and other publications, NALSU also produces a number of its own publications. These include research reports and working papers.
Research Reports are longer publications that present the findings of NALSU research projects, collaborative initiatives or commissioned work. These reports are not subject to peer review. In 2013, the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) released a report entitled Foundational overview of the Eastern Cape labour market, which drew on Census 2011 data, as well as administrative data gathered by the Departments of Labour and Public Works. A number of editions of an annual Eastern Cape labour market review, based on survey and administrative data, were released before the series was discontinued to accommodate the increasing volume of work on academic publications and project-based work.
Working Papers are shorter pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters or reviews related to issues surrounding labour, the labour market, livelihoods or development more broadly. NALSU staff revived the ISER Working Paper Series in new format to focus on labour studies and social policy. The working papers posted on this site are not subjected to a rigorous peer review process, but are “lightly” edited by the editorial staff.