The Decent Work Agenda in Southern Africa: Evidence and Challenges

The decent work agenda initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1999 seeks to promote employment and productive work, workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue. Ncube examines the experiences of nine southern African countries in terms of the decent work agenda, focusing on employment and productive work. The paper notes a lack of…


Review of Employment and Remuneration Trends for Selected Sectors in the South African Economy

Altman et al. examine formal sector employment trends in the South African economy since the mid-1990s and assess the reliability and accuracy of employment data from a variety of sources. This was an important issue for employment research, especially during the period that the statistical agency was remodeled and nationally representative surveys on population, labour…


A Review of Trade in Services

The flow of trade in services is notoriously hard to measure, which makes it difficult to identify its role in driving the growth and competitiveness of the economy. This report reviews the official data on South Africa’s trade in services and compares it to other sources of information to assess the extent to which the…