ILRIG seeks to build the capacity of trade unions and social movements to pro-actively respond to the challenges of globalisation. Linked to this, we also aim to contribute towards the development of independent, democratic and participatory alternatives. ILRIG has generally focused on international labour, economic and political issues in the context of contributing to solidarity amongst workers across the globe. The subject matter of ILRIG's work is international socio-economic issues and politics, concentrating on globalisation and its impact in South and Southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
LaRRI's aim is to assist the Namibian labour movement in building its capacity by continuous training and policy research in areas such as labour legislation, collective bargaining, affirmative action, gender equality, Namibia's political economy and globalisation. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
TIPS is an independent, non-profit research institute that undertakes and manages policy-relevant economic research in industrial, trade and small enterprise development policy to assist government and civil society in making informed policy choices. TIPS is active in both the South African and Southern African economic policy arenas and co-ordinate a wide network of established researchers. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Founded in 1985 COSATU has been since then in the forefront of the struggle for democracy and workers' rights in South Africa. COSATU is a partner in the Tripartite Alliance together with the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Ditsela is a joint project of the two largest Labour Federations in South Africa, COSATU and FEDUSA.It is created to help build the Labour Movement’s education and organisational capacity to respond to, and actively engage with the new challenges that it faces. [according to site editor's information]
NACTU is a national trade union center in South Africa. It was formed by the merger of the Council of Unions of South Africa (CUSA) and the Azanian Confederation of Trade Unions (AZACTU). NACTU is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation. [editors ilissAfrica]
The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.
CDE's research reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website of the SAIRR "is home to the largest and most comprehensive database tracking trends on South Africa. It provides a wide variety of statistical and other data on South Africa, ranging from education, health, social development and welfare to business, employment, the economy, and politics. Subscribers have full access to this website while non-subscribers have limited access to certain resources."
Trends and policy analysis are made available via a number of monthly, annual, and occasional electronic and hard copy publications:South Africa Survey; Fast Facts; South African Mirror; Special Research Projects.
Some electronic publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP) in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work (DSPSW) at the University of Oxford aims to assist in the eradication of poverty and building of citizenship in South Africa through high quality evidence-based social policy research and training with an international comparative dimension.
CASASP endeavours to achieve this mission in partnership with the South African Government, academic institutions, and non-government agencies who share the approach.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]