hsf briefs

By Charles Simkins
Feb 14, 2017

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WHAT DO YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS DO WITH THEIR TIME? II - THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE

Youth Brief 7 considered the patterns of time use among young people who are (1) working and (2) not working but undergoing education. This brief deals with the patterns among unemployed and not economically active young people. It will also discuss the places at which young people spend their time.

By Richard Griffin
Feb 14, 2017

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The Traditional Courts Bill: Are they getting it right?

This brief discusses the recently published Traditional Courts Bill. Earlier versions of this Bill were introduced in 2008 and 2012, but were withdrawn following public opposition to them. The brief considers whether the revised version of the Bill deals with the objections to earlier versions, and whether it should be passed.

By Anton van Dalsen
Feb 09, 2017

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What happens to social grant payments when the current service provider contract expires on 31 March 2017?

Widespread media attention has been devoted to the payment system for social grants following the end of the current service provider contract on 31 March 2017. This brief provides the background to the latest developments.

By Charles Simkins
Feb 07, 2017

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HOW LONG IS A SOUTH AFRICAN WORKING LIFE?

This brief examines the length of working life in South Africa.

By Charles Simkins
Feb 02, 2017

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THE HAZARDOUS TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT I – THE ROAD PICTURE

This brief is the first of a pair considering the transition from education to work among young people. It delineates the main features of the transition. The second brief will consider evidence on the stability of employment.

By Charles Simkins
Feb 02, 2017

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THE HAZARDOUS TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT II - THE STABILITY AND QUALITY OF EMPLOYMENT

Youth Brief 5 delineated the main features of the transition from education to work in contemporary South Africa. This brief considers evidence on the stability and quality of employment.