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Proff. Schenk and Blaauw

On 14 and 15 September 2017, Derick Blaauw along with his long time co-researcher, Prof Rinie Schenck of the University of the Western Cape’s Department of Social Work attended the 2nd Unacceptable Forms of Work: Global dialogue/ local innovation II workshop in Durham, England. They were invited by the organisers of a global research project on unacceptable forms of work, sponsored by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) in the United Kingdom. The Unacceptable Forms of Work project has been set up to investigate important questions at the heart of this worldwide phenomenon. The project leaders are Professor Deirdre McCann of Durham Law School, Professor Judy Fudge of Kent Law School and Dr Sangheon Lee of the International Labour Organisation. According to ILO Unacceptable Forms of Work can take many forms, but its core broad definition is as follows: “… work in conditions that denies fundamental principles and rights at work, put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity and security of workers or keep households in conditions of extreme poverty”. More…

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ESSA 2017

Last week staff and post-graduate students of the School attended the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. They had a great time networking with other academics and listening to the latest research.

In total 11 papers were presented:

Sandra Makumbirofa and Andrea Saayman, Willingness to pay for common pool resources: A comparison between Ponta do Oura and Portofino.

Nik Theodore, Derick Blaauw, Anmar Pretorius and Rinie Schenck, The socioeconomic integration of migrant and native-born day labourers in Tshwane, South Africa.

Michelle Monique Meixieira Groenewald, Carike Claassen and Derick Blaauw, A cross country analysis of the relationship between ethnic tolerance and trust, and economic freedom. More…