News & Updates

November 12, 2019

Dineo Skosana, a researcher at the Society, Work and Politics Institute, recently published a short article in The Conversation about her research into grave relocations and dispossession by mining corporations in South Africa:

Dispossession in South Africa is associate...

October 29, 2019

The Violent States, States of Violence Research Project at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications from MA students for scholarships in the field of violence studies for the 2020 academic year. 

For the full call for scholarships click here 

For the full...

October 27, 2019

Brittany Kesselman's latest article in The Conversation in the right to food in South Africa

Fifty-four percent of South Africans are hungry or at risk of hunger. Hunger affects people’s health, as well as their ability to live full and productive lives. That’s why hung...

October 8, 2019

Three new SWOP Working Papers are now available for download. The three papers were launched together at the SWOP Breakfast Seminar on the 4th of October 2019.  The papers are available for download by clicking on the titles listed below. 

These three papers a...

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Current Publications
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SWOP Working Paper 10

The political economy of corruption: elite-formation, factions and violence



Karl von Holdt

SWOP has launched the recent working paper. 

SWOP Working Papers on a just transition from coal (working paper 11,12, 13)


Dinero Skosana, Jackyn Cock and Victor Munnik

The Politics of Islam in the Sahel: Between Persuasion and Violece


Rahmane Idrissa -  SWOP Associate and former Postdoctoral Fellow (Ford Foundation).

SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE Labour, Capital and Society focused on the new social and environ-mental frontiers of mining in South Africa (2017)



Dunbar Moodie & Karl von Holdt



Asanda Benya, May Hermanus, Joshua Walker, Ingrid Watson and Oliver Barker, Sonwabile Mnwana, Margot Rubin and Phil Harrison, Tasneem Essop, Joseph Mujere, Melusi Nkomo, Crispen Chinguno and Dunbar Moodie.'

The Story of One Tells the Struggle of All: Metalworkers Under Apartheid


Mandlenkosi Makhoba and Petrus Tom

The Story of One tells the Struggle of All is the third book in the Hidden Voices series.

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