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SWOP Breakfast Seminar Series - First Semester

After kicking off the SWOP Breakfast Seminar Series for 2019 in February, we are pleased to announce the next two seminars for the first semester. Please join us for the next SWOP Breakfast Seminar on Friday, 15 March 2019. Topic: Easy to replace? Decent work deficits and organising experiences of petrol attendants in Tshwane Speaker: Carmen Ludwig Venue: Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein (parking available at venue) Date: 15 March 2019 Time:8:00-9:30(Breakfast served from 7:30) Abstract: Although the retail fuel sector in South Africa is fast growing and highly labour intensive, little is known about filling stations as work places and the daily work experiences

Working Paper 10: The Political Economy of Corruption (open access)

The political economy of corruption: elite-formation, factions and violence. Prof. Karl von Holdt You can access the paper here (If this link does not work on your browser, please go the SWOP Working Paper's section under publications on the website). The paper looks at the prevailing public narrative about corruption that tends to present it as a matter of moral failure on the part of a number of individuals (and perhaps an organisation) and legal failure on the part of state institutions. In the paper, von Holdt attempts to reframe 'corruption' as an important element in processes of class formation in post-apartheid South Africa, and 'looting' as a form of primitive accumulation on the pa

2019 SWOP Breakfast Seminar 1 - The politics of corruption

Please join us for the first SWOP Breakfast Seminar of the semester, on Friday, 15 February 2019. Topic: The politics of corruption: from Zuma to Ramaphosa... and after? Speaker(s): Karl von Holdt Venue: Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein (parking available at venue) Date: 15 February 2019 Time: 8:00-9:30 (Breakfast served from 7:30) Abstract: The prevailing public narrative about corruption tends to present it as a matter of moral failure on the part of a number of individuals (and perhaps an organisation) and legal failure on the part of state institutions. The presentation will attempt to reframe 'corruption' as an important element in processes of class format

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