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Reports

This is where you will find industry and other reports with USB faculty as lead or co-authors.

History shows us that women have always been part of production. How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution change this for blue-collar female workers? What options are available to them? In South Africa, over 17 million women receive social welfare grants. How can these women be enabled to contribute to the national output? Where does vocational education fit into all of this? Do HR managers know what benefits are important to this group of women? The research papers in SABPP Women’s Report 2018 explore various aspects of women in blue-collar jobs.

How will agricultural technologies such as precision farming, artificial intelligence, sensor technology and renewable energy impact the future of this sector in the Western Cape? This report, jointly produced by the Western Cape’s Department of Agriculture and USB, looks at how agriculture in this province can be transformed through the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Steinhoff saga, possibly the biggest case of corporate fraud in South African business history, has dominated the news since the company’s share price collapsed on 5 December 2017. This mini case study, compiled by USB, looks at the rise and fall of Steinhoff, asking questions such as: Were there problems with compliance or board composition? Also, can the company’s integrity and reputation be salvaged?

A recent study unpacks the growing debate surrounding the decolonisation of knowledge in Africa and explores the prospects of a decolonised, distinctively African system of ethics based on the principle of ubuntu.

This study by a multi-disciplinary international research team puts non-profit organisations in South Africa under the spotlight to find out what challenges they face and how they can become more effective vehicles for sustainable development.

If pregnancy is a reality of life and if paid work is also a reality for the majority of, how can workplaces deal with this more effectively? Is three days really enough for paternity leave? What if the sharing of maternity and paternity leave between parents could be more flexible? The collection of research papers in SABPP Women’s Report 2016 explores various aspects of pregnancy in the workplace.

How committed are we to gender justice? How can we break instead of strengthen social stereotypes? Will paternity leave remain a luxury only available to those in formal employment? Is chasing targets turning women into mere tokens? The collection of research papers in SABPP Women’s Report 2017 unpacks fairness in relation to women at work.

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