The precariatisation of Zimbabwean engineers in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Chikarara, Splagchna Ngoni
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-21T07:16:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-21T07:16:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses how occupational closure of the engineering profession in South Africa left Zimbabwean migrant engineers amongst the precariat ranks. It aims to answer the following research question: what is the nature of precariousness experienced by immigrant engineers in South Africa. An exploratory study of the experiences of Zimbabwean engineers is used to test out Standing’s (2011) notion of the precariat as an emerging social class. Semi-structured and group interviews were used as data collection tools. The findings reveal that bureaucratic challenges in obtaining relevant work permits from the Department of Home Affairs, South African universities’ reluctance to acknowledge Zimbabwean qualifications at par with local qualifications as well as a host of insecurities in the workplace left migrant engineers in precariat ranks. en_ZA
dc.description.department Sociology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.professionsandprofessionalism.com en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chikarara, S.N. 2019, 'The precariatisation of Zimbabwean engineers in South Africa', Professions and Professionalism, vol. 9, no. 3, art. e3303, art. e3303, pp. 1-15. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1893-1049 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7577/pp.3303
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/74669
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OsloMet en_ZA
dc.rights Professions and Professionalism is an open access journal. en_ZA
dc.subject Migrant professionals en_ZA
dc.subject Occupational closure en_ZA
dc.subject Precariat en_ZA
dc.subject Precarious employment en_ZA
dc.subject Labour market en_ZA
dc.title The precariatisation of Zimbabwean engineers in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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