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About the Research Commons
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The Research Commons is a high level research environment intended for exclusive use by postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral level, as well as Researchers and Academic staff of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The aim is to create an environment conducive for research exchange and production.
The concept of the Research Commons is to develop specialized facilities, combine research and social space and increase library support for researchers across all campus libraries.
Experienced library staff members are on hand to assist with users' information needs and to arrange consultations with subject specialists as needed. The Research Commons is entered via swipe card.
About dissertations and theses
Until recently theses and dissertations (Masters and Doctoral) were only available in printed form. Now, worldwide, institutions are digitising their collections putting pdf copies into the public arena. Theses can be traced via Google, GoogleScholar or from a particular institution's theses repository, usually from the Library's webpage.
For UKZN theses go to ResearchSpace
For South African theses go to SABINET ONLINE - see the UCTD collection and Current and Completed Research
For a more comprehensive search of theses from other institutions go to Library theses databases page.
This is the online institutional repository of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The material on this site can only be used for study and research and therefore can be copied/downloaded et., for personal use ONLY. Any form of copying for distribution purposes requires copyright permission from the author/university
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New IOLS Theses @ UKZN
A case study of private-public sector labour market mobilities of South African medical laboratory specialists.
This thesis examines the labour market for medical laboratory specialists, specifically
anatomical pathologists and haematologists in KwaZulu-Natal. It aimed to establish the
extent of mobility of pathologists from the public to the private sector and vice versa. This study also aimed to investigate the reasons for such movement and importantly, the effects of this mobility. Lee’s (1966) push-pull theory of migration was assessed in terms of its applicability to mobility in the local context and is extended and adapted to this context. The five key research questions on which this thesis is based are:What is the nature of labour markets for medical laboratory specialists in KwaZulu-Natal?
What is the extent of the mobility of medical laboratory specialists from the public sector to the private sector and vice versa in KwaZulu-Natal? What are the causes of such mobility between public and private sectors in KwaZulu-Natal?
Labour market flexibility, wages and livelihoods in the clothing value chain : a study of clothing manufacturing and clothing retail workers in Durban's surrounding areas.
One of the most significant changes within capitalist nations during the late twentieth century
is the transition of the capitalist mode of production from Fordism to Post-Fordism. Changes
macro-economic market conditions, production processes and labour processes are part of
the transition. These changes are felt not only at the level of the aggregate economy,
economic sectors, firms and labour markets. They have an impact on the employment
relationship and the way workers make their livelihoods. This dissertation provides empirical
idence of labour market flexibility in the clothing manufacturing and the clothing retail
sectors and demonstrates that the number of hours worked and wages earned have
implications for the livelihoods of workers. The research was undertaken in a clothing
manufacturer and clothing retailer situated outside of Durban. The clothing manufacturer is <
About Open Access
Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the internet to peer reviewed scholarly journal articles.
Searching Google Scholar will highlight those articles that are freely accessible.
Databases for non UKZN theses
ResearchSpace is the electronic repository of only UKZN theses and dissertations.
You may search for theses and dissertations from other institutions by clicking on the link below.
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