The emergence of institutionalised social dialogue in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Parsons, R.W.K.(Raymond)
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-22T06:16:46Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-22T06:16:46Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at the conceptual framework of social dialogue, investment in social capital and some international definitions of social dialogue as background to developments in this sphere in South Africa. Social dialogue is viewed as a mechanism for problem-solving and reducing transaction costs. The paper considers the ramifications of the 1979 Wiehahn Report on labour relations, as well as the nature of social dialogue in the apartheid era and its workplace origins. Institutionally, the stepping stones to the emergence of the NEF and Nedlac are discussed, together with some of the issues involved in, and formal outcomes of, Nedlac over the past eleven years in public policy choices. It closes with an evaluation of institutionalised social dialogue in South Africa and its future. en
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dc.identifier.citation Parsons, R 2007, 'The emergence of institutionalised social dialogue in South Africa', South African Journal of Economics, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 1-21. [http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0038-2280&site=2] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2280
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/j.1813-6982.2007.00105.x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/3773
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell en
dc.rights Blackwell. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com. en
dc.subject Consensus-building en
dc.subject Nedlac en
dc.subject Negotiation en
dc.subject Public policy choices en
dc.subject Social capital en
dc.subject Social dialogue en
dc.subject Workplace apartheid en
dc.subject.lcsh Apartheid -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Negotiation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial relations -- South Africa
dc.title The emergence of institutionalised social dialogue in South Africa en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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