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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Ethnicity, equality and the nursing profession

Carter, John January 1996 (has links)
No description available.

The emergence of Ina-ethe migration : Mpondo men and continued migrant labour post-apartheid

Nomvete, Sandla January 2021 (has links)
This thesis contributes to an understanding of the continued reliance on mining migrant labour. It explores why men from Mpondoland in Flagstaff and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape Province continue to leave their homes to settle for work in the North West Province (Rustenburg mines) even though the authoritarian structures that supported the migrant labour system have been abolished. This thesis draws its premise from an analysis of post-Marikana events that highlighted the centrality of migrant labour to industrial action. This came after some in the government and industry stated that the migrant labour system was something of our colonial and apartheid past. Using the logic of Burawoy’s extended case method and mixed methods, this research studied mine workers in two contexts: In the context of migrant households in Mpondoland and in Rustenburg, a labour receiving area, in which migrants live and work. The study found that at the centre of continued reliance on migrant labour is the improving nature of migrant work for a significant proportion of the permanently appointed segment to the labour market. It suggests that, for these workers, there has been a move from cheap labour power centred migration to what this study refers to as ina-ethe migration. This type of migration is underpinned by reciprocal relationships between male migrant workers and their wives, a phenomenon best highlighted in the interplay of masculinities and femininities in the migrant household. Within the constraints of patriarchy, the migrant labour system has transformed both femininities and masculinities in a way that continues to motivate men to take up jobs in the mining sector. Ina-ethe migration is further underscored by improved relations between migrant workers and the mines now characterised by better remuneration and improved working and living conditions. In essence, this study suggests that the social reproductive and other socio-economic roles of women in migrant households in the labour sending areas challenge hegemonic masculinities. Therefore, Mpondo men continue to rely on migrant work to meet their traditional obligation as traditional providers and heads of households. Furthermore, the rewarding nature of the current mining sector ensures migrant labour is a plausible option for Mpondo men. This is especially in view of the minimal economic activity that denotes the former labour reserves. / Thesis (PhD (Sociology))--University of Pretoria, 2021. / National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Sociology / PhD (Sociology) / Unrestricted

Influx control and the crisis in South Africa : 1979-1986

Adelman, Sammy January 1988 (has links)
No description available.

Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong

French, C. January 1986 (has links)
No description available.

The migrant labour system and South African economic development 1936-1970.

Nattrass, Jill. January 1976 (has links)
No abstract available. / Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Natal, Durban, 1976.

The South African Jewish Museum and the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum: Serving different publics in two community museums in the Western Cape

Buthelezi, Vincent Vusi January 2005 (has links)
Magister Artium - MA / The 1990s came with many changes and developments in South Africa, especially in the political and social lives of people and their public institutions. The concept of transformation and transition became a household word, from red-carpeted parliamentary corridors to tiny gravel township streets and villages in rural communities. Two community museums emerged in the Western Cape cultural and heritage landscape in response to these political changes: the South African Jewish Museum and the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. The extensively revamped South African Jewish Museum, which opened its doors in 1997, is situated in centre of the city of Cape Town (which under apartheid was designated as a white area). It is accommodated in the one of the oldest buildings in South Africa, the original building of the first SA Jewish synagogue built in 1862. The building has been extended, added to and extensively refurbished. The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum is an entirely new institution in the post apartheid democratic South Africa. It is situated in a township forty kilometers from the Cape Town city centre. During the days of apartheid Lwandle township was designated as a place for black male hostel dwellers. The museum is accommodated in an old community hall, which was once a hostel dwellers recreational hall.

Racialised 'price tag' : intersectional commodification of Central and Eastern European workers in the UK labour market

Samaluk, Barbara January 2014 (has links)
This thesis explores the intersectional commodification of migrant labour from post-socialist EU Accession 8 (A8) countries and its effects on Polish and Slovenian migrant workers in the UK. Using historical and macro socio-economic contexts as its point of departure, the thesis aims to uncover how a postcolonial narrative surrounding A8 countries' transition to market economies and their accession to the EU has legitimised on-going colonial processes that construct A8 countries and their nationals as second class EU citizens and re-evaluate subjectivities in relation to the market. Further, it explores how this narrative has been appropriated by transnational employment agencies that colonise A8 countries and as such play an active role in commodifying A8 workers and supplying them to the UK. Moreover, the thesis sets out specifically to explore how this colonisation and its narrative affect workers' (self)value and emigration from Poland and Slovenia, as well as the value extraction possibilities and strategies of diverse actors involved in transnational labour relations between East and West. Through a transdisciplinary adoption of a Bourdieuian conceptual framework, this research offers an original theoretical and methodological toolkit for complex intersectional analyses that uncovers the multiple and misrecognised power relations associated with embodied categories, spatial and temporal dimensions and varying modalities of knowledge. As such, it uncovers on-going colonial processes that characterise a contemporary post-socialist world marked by changed transnationalised consumption and production processes and the marketization of cultural, diversity and identity politics. In this way, the research uncovers symbolic economy hidden under neoliberal (self)colonisation, which enables strategic utilisation of migrant labour and disciplines, segments and divides the global poor. By providing a broader comparative analysis of diverse actors and A8 groups, the thesis widens our understanding of A8 labour migration to the UK and also leads to insights into the remaking of class, race and gender politics on the local and global scales.

The effects of women's labour migration on the family : perceptions of the labour migrant.

January 2008 (has links)
This research was carried out between June and July 2008 among migrant labour women who work in the clothes manufacturing industries of Lesotho. It aimed at uncovering the effects that women's absence in families has on their families, basing itself on the assumption that women employees of manufacturing industries of Maseru are migrants from rural areas whose families remain in the rural areas. The three main findings in the research are that; men do not remain in rural areas but migrate and work in the manufacturing industries in Maseru as well, while children remain behind in the care of either maternal or paternal extended family. Secondly, this set up (men migrating with their wives) has enhanced marital relationships of migrant labour women, while children of migrant labour women have been affected negatively by being separated from their mothers. A third finding that emerged in this study is that women indulge in extramarital affairs even when they live and stay in the same place with their husbands. Finally, this paper recommends strategies that may ensure that mothers and children maintain a healthy relationship and it makes suggestions pertaining to the spread of HIV in the manufacturing industries. / Thesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2008.

Strategy solutions for skills shortage circumventions through understanding of skilled migrant communities : a research study of the impact of South Africa's socio-economic concerns on the South African skilled migrant population of Auckland, New Zealand.

Maharaj, Rasmika. January 2007 (has links)
If one considers the view's of the "pessimists" too long, it is not difficult to lapse into a spiral of depression with regard to the nature of South Africa and her economic future; suffice to say that this in fact could be the stimuli in itself to result in the so-called "brain drain" phenomenon. However, though opinions and views of even the experts may be rejected or accepted on que, the figures do speak for themselves. According to one such report, a staggering 1% of the total science and IT workforce left the country between 1994 and 2001, some 17 000 professionals! Research studies and government campaigns aimed at addressing the issue of skill shortages, continue to look for appropriate strategies to properly address and/or minimize the problem. In so doing, research studies and current literature have highlighted top destination countries for South African emigration, skilled migrant impact as measured in terms of industry and job classification as well as prevalent reasons for emigration. The essence of this study is to uncover the most prevalent socio-economic factor, as perceived by skilled migrants, and as a contributory factor to the brain drain crises. This study aims to evaluate, specifically, extent of safety and security concerns as most prevalent stimuli for emigration. In so doing, the study aims to present strategy solutions in alignment with findings to aid in present government initiatives to curbing the brain drain. Furthermore, it aims to provide a basis for further study to develop government strategies for skilled migrant prevention. / Thesis (MBA)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2007.

The Skillmax Program : An Evaluation

January 1994 (has links)
The Skillmax Program was launched by the New South Wales State Government at the end of 1988 as a result of concern about the underutilisation of the skills of overseas qualified and experienced immigrants in the labour force. The program is administered by the NSW Adult Migrant English Service. The aim of this study is to evaluate how well the Skillmax Program is achieving its aim of assisting non-English speaking background immigrants to maximise the use of their overseas experience and skills within the NSW labour market. The main source of data for the evaluation was a questionnaire distributed to all students who had studied in the program from July, 1993 to June, 1994. Those in the final program intake surveyed had just completed courses, those in the first intake surveyed had completed courses nine months previously. The questionnaire was sent to 458 ex-students in August, 1994 and 217 questionnaires were returned. Additional data was obtained from a literature search, a survey distributed to Skillmax program staff and a focus group meeting of the Skillmax Program's teachers, educational and vocational counsellor and program manager. Key research findings are: 71.9% of all respondents had found employment since enrolling in the Skillmax Program and 67.7% were still employed when the study was conducted; 84.9% of those respondents who had completed or partially completed courses ending from six to nine months before the study was conducted had found employment and 78.5% were still employed when the study was conducted; 66.7% of those respondents in employment had found employment at the same occupational level as in their countries of birth; 52% of all respondents were either unemployed (28.1%) or underemployed (23.9%); 85.9% of those respondents in employment considered that the Skillmax Program had contributed significantly to their success in finding employment. The study compares the findings of the current study to those from a previous Skillmax Program evaluation concluded in 1992 (Mograby & Eddie, The Skillmax Program Evaluation Report, 1992). Employment outcomes of participants in the current study are significantly better than those in the previous study. The study argues that improvements in employment outcomes can primarily be attributed to program improvements made since the 1992 evaluation. The study concludes that the Skillmax Program is achieving its aims. Recommendations for program improvement and future directions for the program are made.

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