Articles by Keyword: Migrant Labour

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  1. The rise and fall of Liqhobong Diamond Mine Cooperative in Lesotho

    The rise and fall of Liqhobong Diamond Mine Cooperative in Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Diamond mining in the rural highlands of Lesotho has taken different forms over the past century: unregulated diamond digging by locals and “migrant” diggers in the early 1950s; regulated diamond mining by a state-sponsored diamond cooperative from 1978 onwards; and...
  2. The Impact of Poverty on Women's Psychosocial Well-being: Narratives from Zimbabwean Migrant Women in South Africa

    The Impact of Poverty on Women's Psychosocial Well-being: Narratives from Zimbabwean Migrant Women in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated the psychosocial impact poverty has had on Zimbabwean migrant women. The sample comprised 7 female participants (3 professional teachers and 4 informal traders) who had migrated to South Africa because of poverty. Their age ranged from 16...
  3. Reaching disenfranchised youth and mobile populations in Ghana through voluntary counselling and testing services for HIV

    Reaching disenfranchised youth and mobile populations in Ghana through voluntary counselling and testing services for HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper documents the evaluation of a 20-month project to provide voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) to a mobile population of youth surrounding the Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana. The specific objectives of the evaluation were to determine: 1) to...
  4. South African HIV/AIDS programming overlooks migration, urban livelihoods, and informal workplaces

    South African HIV/AIDS programming overlooks migration, urban livelihoods, and informal workplaces

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    South Africa has the largest population of people living with HIV globally and is associated with high population mobility. The majority of migrants move in search of improved livelihood opportunities, and many who migrate (both internally and across borders) move...
  5. A framework for analyzing workforce dynamics in forest harvesting in South Africa

    A framework for analyzing workforce dynamics in forest harvesting in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    People are the industry's most valuable asset. However, due to its dynamic nature, labour cannot be owned but only rented. A framework for measuring, monitoring and managing labour dynamics is used and tested in forest harvesting operations in South Africa...
  6. Second-stage primary Caesarean deliveries: Are maternal complications increased?

    Second-stage primary Caesarean deliveries: Are maternal complications increased?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Second-stage Caesarean sections (CSs) are known to be associated with increased complications but most reports originate from tertiary hospitals, which attend to high-risk patients. Complication rates may differ in district hospitals, which attend to low-risk patients.
  7. Knowledge of life: health, strength and labour in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Knowledge of life: health, strength and labour in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    The article examines the production of new modes of calculation, calibration and measurement of bodies at work in the timber plantations of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa — modes that echo older, diverse technologies of self and health while producing new...
  8. Drivers for the effective management of HIV and AIDS in the South African construction industry — a Delphi study

    Drivers for the effective management of HIV and AIDS in the South African construction industry — a Delphi study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Different industries manage the threats presented by HIV and AIDS in different ways. The construction industry is particularly vulnerable to the pandemic because of its large unskilled labour force, high labour turnover and the migratory nature of the workforce. The...
  9. Rethinking technological choices and knowledge production in the mines and on the factory floor: Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha's experiences in central India

    Rethinking technological choices and knowledge production in the mines and on the factory floor: Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha's experiences in central India

    This paper seeks to locate in the experiences of the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, a workers’ collective in Central India, an alternative model of technological transfer. Responding to the proposal of large-scale mechanisation of the iron ore mines in Central India,...
  10. Confronting stereotypes in the fishing industry in post-apartheid South Africa: A case study of women on the West Coast in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Confronting stereotypes in the fishing industry in post-apartheid South Africa: A case study of women on the West Coast in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Drawing on research conducted in fish processing and allied industries, the women in this study engage in shoreline activities collecting mussels, red bait, shellfish, seaweed; catching crayfish and fish or cleaning fish and mending nets. Women's role in fishing is...