A Review of labour Markets in South Africa: Wage Trends and Dynamics in South Africa

Wages play an important role in the broader economy from both efficiency and equity perspectives. Wage formation also lies at the heart of a power play between workers and employers. As part of a broader labour market review, Altman considers the state of knowledge on wage determination in South Africa. She assesses whether wage setting…


Labour Regulation and Enterprise Strategies in South Africa

Altman explores the impact of regional differences in labour regulation on the accumulation strategies of firms in the South African clothing industry. A strong positive relationship was found between dominant accumulation strategies and forms of local regulation. In the context of a footloose industry, South African clothing firms should have been able to make use…