Inequalities in Higher Education and the Structure of the Labour Market

“Moleke examines the inequities in higher education in South Africa and their consequences for the labour market. She uses the Human Sciences Research Council’s research on the employment experiences of university graduates in South Africa, based on a sample of 2 672 university graduates who obtained their qualifications between 1990 and 1998 across all fields of…


Earnings Inequality in South Africa, 1995 – 2003

Woolard and Woolard use October Household Survey and Labour Force Survey data to establish whether the real earnings gap between highly skilled and low-skilled workers in the formal sector of the South African economy narrowed or widened between 1995 and 2003. It also assesses changes in the earnings gap between whites and other race groups,…


The State of the Labour Market in Contemporary South Africa

The state of the labour market in South Africa is a reflection of the crippling legacies of apartheid and as such is a major challenge confronting the government. There are pockets of progress, but progress is limited relative to the magnitude of the inherited inequities:· Whites still dominate high-level occupations; Africans and women are concentrated in…