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Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU)

The Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) is a labour studies hub at Rhodes University built around a vibrant team of core staff members and associates, supported by postgraduate students. NALSU was established through a partnership between Rhodes University and the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government. It took its first tentative steps as a unit in 2012 with one part-time staff member, and formally launched in April 2014 following the appointment of its first full-time staff contingent in 2013. NALSU has developed active research partnerships with a range of national and international research and advocacy organisations. It draws strength from its location in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, where the legacy of apartheid and the consequences of development choices made during the post-apartheid period are keenly felt.