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Zeilig, Leo (2016) Frantz Fanon: the militant philosopher of Third World Revolution
London and New York: I.B. Taurus and Co.
Hampton, Jameel (2016) Disability and the welfare state in Britain: changes in perception and policy 1948 - 1979
Bristol: University of Bristol Policy Press.
Capps, G. (2016). Tribal‐Landed Property: The Value of the Chieftaincy in Contemporary Africa.
Journal of Agrarian Change, 16(3), 452-477.
Capps, G., & Campling, L. (2016). An Interview with Henry Bernstein. Journal of Agrarian Change, 16(3), 370-389.
Cock, J. (2016) A feminist response to the food crisis in contemporary South Africa. Agenda, 30(1), 121-132.
Katsaura, O., & Abe, T. (2016). Mediated multinational urbanism: a Johannesburg exemplar. Social Dynamics, 42(1), 106-121.Link:
Lambert, R., & Webster, E. (2016). The China Price: The All-China Federation of Trade Unions and the Repressed Question of International Labour Standards. Globalizations, 1-14.
Mnwana, S. (2016) ‘Custom’ and fractured ‘community’: mining, property disputes and law on the platinum belt, South Africa. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 1,2: 218-234.
Moodie, T. D. (2016). Making Mincemeat out of Mutton-Eaters: Social Origins of the NUM Decline on Platinum. Journal of Southern African Studies, 42(5), 841-856.
Webster, E., Joynt, K., & Sefalafala, T. (2016). Informalization and decent work: Labour’s challenge. Progress in Development Studies, 16(2), 203-218.
Webster, E., Cock, J., & Lambert, R. (2016). Challenging Corporate Capital: Alteranative to Neo-liberalism. ROSA Luxemburg Stiftung.
Bowman, Andrew et al (2015) | What a Waste: Outsourcing and How it Goes Wrong
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Benya, A.P. (2015). The invisible hands: women in Marikana. Review of African Political Economy, 42 (146), pp. 545 - 560.
Bowman, A. (2015) ‘Sovereignty, Risk and Biotechnology: Zambia's 2002 GM Controversy in Retrospect’. Development and Change, 46:6, pp. 1369–1391.
Bowman, A. (2015) ‘An illusion of success: The consequences of British rail privatization’. Accounting Forum, 39, pp. 51-63.
Bowman, A. & Isaacs, G. (2015) ‘The 2014 Platinum Strike: Narratives and Numbers’. Review of African Political Economy, 42:146, pp. 643-656.
Burawoy, M. (2015). Facing an unequal world. Current Sociology, 63 (1), pp. 5 - 34.
Capps, G. (2015). ‘Labour in the time of platinum’. Review of African Political Economy (Special Issue: White gold: new class and community struggles on the South African platinum belt, eds. G. Capps, D. Moodie and R. Bush), 42:146, pp. 497-507.
Capps, G. and Mnwana, S. (2015). ‘Claims from below: platinum and the politics of land in the Bakgatla traditional authority area’. Review of African Political Economy (Special Issue: White gold: new class and community struggles on the South African platinum belt, eds. G. Capps, D. Moodie and R. Bush), 42:146, pp. 606-624.
Chinguno, C. (2015). The unmaking and remaking of industrial relations: the case of Impala Platinum and the 2012-2013 platinum strike wave. Review of African Political Economy, 42 (146), pp. 577 - 590.
Forrest, K.A. (2015). Rustenburg's labour recruitment regime: shifts and new meanings. Review of African Political Economy, 42 (146), pp. 508 - 525.
Malabela, M. (2015). Members of members: the ANC's Manzini branch in Mpumalanga. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 87(1), 135-150.
Mnwana, S. (2015). Mining and ‘community’ struggles on the platinum belt: A case of Sefikile village in the North West Province, South Africa. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2: 500–508.
Mnwana, S. 2015. Democracy, development and chieftaincy along South Africa’s ‘Platinum Highway’: Some emerging issues. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 33, 4: 510-529.
Moodie, T.D. (2015). "Igneous" means fire from below: the tumultuous history of the National Union of Mineworkers on the South African platinum mines. Review of African Political Economy, 42 (146), pp. 561 - 576.
Moodie, T.D. (2015). Getting the gold out of the ground: Social constraints on technical capacity in South African deep-level mining. Journal of Historical Sociology, 28 (4), pp. 572 - 594.
Mukwedeya, T. (2015). The enemy within: factionalism in ANC local structures - the case of Buffalo City (East London). Transformation, 87 pp. 117 - 134.
Webster, E. (2015), ‘The shifting boundaries of industrial relations: Insights from South Africa’. International Labour Review, Vol. 154, No. 1.
Webster, E., Budlender, D. & Orkin, M. (2015), ‘Developing a diagnostic tool and policy instrument for the progressive realisation of decent work’. International Labour Review, Vol.154, No 2.
Williams, G., Davies, S. & Chinguno, C. (2015). Subcontracting and labour standards: reassessing the potential of international framework agreements. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 53 (2), pp. 181 - 203.
Chinguno, C. (2015) ‘Strike violence after South Africa’s democratic transition’ . Chapter 8. In V. Satgar & R. Southall (eds.), Cosatu in crisis (pp. 246-267). Sandton, Johannesburg: KMM Review publishing company (PTY) Ltd. 978-0-99223929-4-8.
Chinguno, C. (2015). The platinum belt strike wave: Breakdown in the institutionalisation of industrial conflict. Chapter 6. In G. Khadiagala & P. Naidoo & R. Southall & D. Pillay (eds.), New South African Review 5: Beyond Marikana (pp. 104-119). Johannesburg: Wits University Press. 978-1-86814-874-5.
Dorre, K. (2015). Beyond shareholder value? The impact of capital market-oriented business management on labor relations in Germany. Inequality, Uncertainity, and Opportunity (pp.85-117). Edited by Christian E. Weller. Urbana-Champaign: Labor and Employment Relations Association. ISBN: 978-0-913447-10-9
Dorre, K. (2015). Tests for the underclass: The social effects of activating labour market policy in Germany. The New Social Division: Making and unmaking precariousness. Edited by Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hanninen, Martti Siisiainen, and Tiina Silvasti. Hampshire, United Kingdon: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-50933-8
Katsaura, O. (2015) ‘Violence and the enchantment of everyday life: Preliminary insights’, in Mathey K & Matuk S (eds), Community-Based Urban Violence Prevention: Initiatives from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Arab Region, Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag.
Masondo, T.J., Orkin, F.M., & Webster, E.C. (2015). Militants or managers? Cosatu and democracy in the workplace. Chapter 8. In V. Satgar & R. Southall (eds.), Cosatu in crisis (pp. 192-216). Sandton, Johannesburg: KMM Review publishing company (PTY) Ltd. 978-0-99223929-4-8.
Webster, E. (2015). Labour after Globalization: old and new sources of power In A. Bieler & R. Erne & D. Golden & I. Helle & K. Kjeldstadli & T. Matos & S. Stan (eds.), Labour and transnational action in times of crisis (pp. 115-127). London: Rowman & Littlefield International. 978-1-7834-8277-1.
Webster, E. & Morris, C., ‘Trade unions and the Challenge of Economic Inequality: An Unresolved Debate’, in Gallas, A., Herr, H., Hoffer, F., & Scherrer, C. (eds.), Combating Inequality: The Global North and South, Routledge, London. 978-1-7834-8277-1
Fouksman, L. (2015) ‘What shall the fishermen become? A review of J. Ferguson’s Give a man a fish: reflections on the new politics of distribution. Durham: Duke University Press.
Bieler, A. & Cock, J. ’Food sovereignity and fair trade’. Global Labour Column no 211. September 2015
Butler, A. & Southall, R. (2015). Introduction: Understanding the ANC at sub-national level.
Transformation, 87 pp. 1 - 12.
Cock, J.E. (2015). Moving towards an alternative eco-socialist order in South Africa. At Issue Ezine, 17 (5), pp. 22 - 28.
Cock, J. & Wainwright, H. ‘Transformative Trade Unionism and Low-Carbon Futures’ Amsterdam: Transnational Institute, 2015.
Fig, D., et al. (2015) ‘Sugar and public health in South Africa: potential challenges to leveraging policy change’ in Global Public Health. An international Journal for research, policy and practice. On Line ISSN: 1744- 1206
Mnwana, S. & Capps, G. (2015a). ‘New rural struggles on the platinum belt’. South Africa Labour Bulletin, Vol. 39 no. 2 April/May 2015, pages 30-34.
Mnwana, S. & Capps, G. (2015b). ‘Lesethleng: Modimo Mmalo’. South Africa Labour Bulletin, Vol. 39 no. 3 June/July 2015, pages 30-34.
Mnwana, S. & Capps, G. (2015c). ‘Motlhabe: ba-Kgafela or ba-Kautlwale’, South Africa Labour Bulletin, Vol.39 no. 3 June/July 2015, pages 35-38.
Webster, E. (2015) Searching for the elusive social pact, Institute for Justice and reconciliation, Cape Town.