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The NALSU Team

The Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) is a hub of labour studies at Rhodes University. Although the unit is formally located in the Department of Sociology and Industrial Sociology, it's members come from the following three academic departments: Sociology & Industrial Sociology, History, and Economics and Economic History. This team has built a large and active inter-departmental labour studies seminar series, an Eastern Cape Worker Education Project, and a diverse body of labour studies research in partnership with national and international networks of researchers.

Members of the NALSU Team

Postgraduate supervision

NALSU academics support postgraduate students in the broad area of labour studies in three academic departments. The following students are currently supervised by NALSU members (organised by supervisor name):

Dr Laura Alfers

Bob, Shaka, “Decent Work and Informal Employment: The Case of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe” (Master thesis, Institute of Social and Economic Research/ ISER , co-supervised with Professor Mike Rogan, graduated Cum Laude).

Moyo, Phoebe, “National Gender Policy Implementation in Achieving Women’s Economic Empowerment through Small Scale Mining in Matabeleland Province, Zimbabwe” (PhD thesis, Sociology).

Mr David Fryer

Khembo, Patrick, “A Case Study of Public Debt, Financial Structure and Economic Performance: The BRICS in Context” (M.Com thesis in Economics).

Mahlaba, Asande, “The Primacy of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) in Developing Countries: A Comparative Study Analysis of South Africa and China” (M.Com dissertation in Financial Markets, graduated).

Mpuku, Mutale, “The Political Economy of Falling Wage Share: South Africa in Comparative Perspective” (M.Com dissertation in Financial Markets).

Nzimande, Nqobile, “The Political Ecological Economics of Coal Mining and Water Resources: Focusing on a Participatory Economic Valuation Approach in Carolina, Mpumalanga” (M.Com thesis in Economics, graduated with distinction).

Owen, Michael, “Stock Market Capitalisation: Domestic and International Determinants” (M.Com dissertation in Financial Markets).

Scarr, Lowell, “Understanding Rural Development Policy and Implementation in South Africa: A Comparative Study of Three Rural Development Initiatives” (PhD, Economics, co-supervised with Professor Pedro Tabensky).

Professor Gilton Klerck

Dzambo, Nadine, “The Impact of Minimum Wages on the Hospitality Industry: A Study of Selected Establishments in Johannesburg” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Gabobegwe, Keletso, “Youth Un/employment in South Africa: A Case Study of the Dispositions and Experiences of Employers in Selected Private Sector Firms in Johannesburg” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Ginindza, Wezi, “An Analysis of Decent Work in the Sugarcane Industry: The Case of the Kingdom of Eswatini” (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Heald, Arisa Oka, “The Mohair Value Chain: A Case Study of Zimbabwe Post” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Kalo, Loretha, "The Working Conditions of Casual and Part-Time Workers: A Case Study of Checkers and Converse Retail Stores" (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Kamutimbe, Rodney, “The Conditions of Foreign Farm Workers: A Case Study of Zimbabweans Working in the Sundays' River Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Maisiri, James, “A Global Value Chain Perspective on Decent Work and Migrant Labour: The Case of the Citrus Export Sector in the Eastern Cape, South Africa” (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Moholi, Buhle, "Race, Domestic Employment and Labour Markets" (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Mwatcha, Mpho Patience, “Domestic Work, Power Relations and Forms of Resistance in Botswana” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology). 

Ngidi, Buyi, “Working and Living Conditions of Seasonal Workers in the Agro-Processing Sector: A Case Study of Carara Agro-Processing Services (Pty) Ltd, Grahamstown” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Nkoana, Julia, "Labour Laws and Their Impact on Employment Decisions and Practices: A Comparative Study of Small Firms in the Hospitality and Retail industries in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa" (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Ntikinca, Kanyiso, “Global Value Chains and Employment Conditions in South Africa's Deciduous Fruit Sector: The Case of Langkloof, Eastern Cape” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Ntlokwana, Ziyanda, "Global Value Chains and the Employment Conditions of Female Farm workers in South Africa’s Dairy Sector" (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Teyisi, Zolani, "Skills Development in Local Government in South Africa" (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Tshomela, Thulethu, “Contours of Black Domestic Workers’ Voice in Black Middle Class Households” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Zengeni, Faith Kambarami, “A Historical Analysis of Postal Services in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Zimbabwe Post” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Mr Kanyiso Ntikinca

Moshime, Kabelo Moshime, “Analysing the Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the Organisation of Work in the Financial Sector in South Africa” (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Msuthu, S.T. (2020). Now that we have the land: Analysing the experiences of land beneficiaries in the Makana Municipal District of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  Unpublished Masters dissertation. Grahamstown. Rhodes University

Same, Nkosinaye, “Analysing the Experiences of TVET College Graduates in the Eastern Cape Labour Market” (Honours dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Dr John Reynolds

Ndamase, Lazola, “Democracy within the Political and Organisational Approaches of the South African Communist Party and COSATU in Alliance with Jacob Zuma, 2005-2017” (MA thesis, Institute of Social and Economic Research/ ISER).

Professor Michael Rogan

Bob, Shaka, “Decent Work and Informal Employment: The Case of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe” (Master thesis, Institute of Social and Economic Research/ ISER, co-supervised with Dr Laura Alfers, graduated Cum Laude).

Cuthbert, Carol, “Higher Education and Institutional Factors Influencing Employability” (PhD, Rhodes Business School, co-supervised with Professor Owen Skae).

Friderichs, Tamaryn, “Human Capital in the Context of High Levels of Inequality in South Africa” (PhD, Economics and Economic History, co-supervised with Professor Gavin Keeton).

Kara, Reesha, “Non-Marital Fertility in South Africa: Trends, Determinants and Implications” (PhD, Institute of Social and Economic Research/ ISER).

Mhlana, Siviwe, “The Changing Nature of Work: Understanding Precarity and the Gendered Individualisation of Risk in Post-Apartheid South Africa” (Master Thesis, Institute of Social and Economic Research/ ISER).

Professor Nicole Ulrich

Chinembiri, Cecilia, “Contestations in Conceptions of Quality in the History of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), a Higher Education Quality Assurance Body in Zimbabwe, 1990-2006” (PhD, History, co-supervised with Professor Lynn Quinn).

Hanise, Bongani, “Post-Apartheid Debates in the South African Communist Party: The Controversy over Running in Elections” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Lucien van der Walt).

Makwetu, Ncebekazi, “Vuyisile Mini: African Communist, Union Leader and Guerrilla Fighter, 1920-1964” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes, co-supervised with Professor Lucien van der Walt).

Mathekga, Jerry Mmanoko, “Organising the Changing Municipal Workforce: A Case Study of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) in the Cape Town Metro, 2000-2015” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Lucien van der Walt).

Nyalungu, Phillip, “Reclaiming Economies: Waste-pickers' Lives and Work in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Lucien van der Walt).

Theledi, Nkosinathi Louis, “Joe Slovo, 1926-1995: A Political Biography of a South African Marxist” (PhD, History, co-supervised with Professor Lucien van der Walt).

Professor Lucien van der Walt

Byrne, Sian, “Autonomy, Self-management and New Prefigurative Politics in the Rebel Unions of South Africa and Poland: Recovering FOSATU ‘workerism’ and Solidarnosc samorzad” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes, co-supervised with Professor Rafał Chwedoruk, University of Warsaw).

Hanise, Bongani, “Post-Apartheid Debates in the  South African Communist Party: The Controversy over Running in Elections” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Nicole Ulrich).

Kota, Ayanda, “Challenging Corruption from Below: The UPM and Civil Society in Makhanda” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Pedro Tabensky)

Maisiri, Leroy, “Recovering Alternative Emancipatory Trajectories in South Africa: The Independent Left and the 1980s ‘People's Power’ Movement” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, ongoing).

Makola, Luka, "Co-operatives and Self-Management in South Africa's Union Movement: A Case Study of the National Union of Metalworkers' (NUMSA's) Co-operatives, 1987-1993" (MA, Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes, ongoing).

Makwetu, Ncebekazi, “Vuyisile Mini: African Communist, Union Leader and Guerrilla Fighter, 1920-1964” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Nicole Ulrich).

Mathekga, Jerry Mmanoko, “Organising the Changing Municipal Workforce: A Case Study of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) in the Cape Town Metro, 2000-2015” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Nicole Ulrich).

Mortlock, Matthew, “Assessing the Impact of State Asset Restructuring in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Evaluating the Role of Telkom in Internet Infrastructure in South Africa since Privatisation” (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Moyo, Wisdom Ntando, “The 2019 SASBO Bank Workers' Strike in South Africa: Unpacking Labour Responses to the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’” (MA dissertation, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Ngoma, Amuzweni, “Exploring the Role of Charismatic Neo-Pentecostalism in the Social Life of the Black Middle Class in Contemporary South Africa” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes, co-supervised with Professor Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand).

Nyalungu, Phillip, “Reclaiming Economies: Waste-pickers' Lives and Work in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa” (MA thesis, Industrial and Economic Sociology, co-supervised with Professor Nicole Ulrich).

Sibuyi, Nkosana, “The Effects of Competing Policy Imperatives in Post-Apartheid South Africa: An analysis of the effects of ESKOM restructuring on the South African Automotive Industry, 2005-2014” (PhD, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

Theledi, Nkosinathi Louis, “Joe Slovo, 1926-1995: A Political Biography of a South African Marxist” (PhD, History, co-supervised with Professor Nicole Ulrich).

 

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