Programme South Africa

Masters Programme "Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour"

In January 2007 the GLU Masters programme with a focus on Labour and Development started at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Entry Requirements

Masters Entry Requirements

  • BA Honours or reasonable grounds in terms of union and research experience to be RPL'd
  • 7 years plus union / Labour Support Organisation experience
  • research or policy experience in the union / Labour Support Organisation
  • union / Labour Support Organisation endorsement
  • CV
  • sample of written work
  • marks in previous studies should be at least 65% average
  • research proposal
  • formal, written commitment to return to unions/ Labour Support Organisation’s for at least 2 years after completion
  • admission to MA GLU is automatic for GLU Honours who achieved at least 65% average in GLU Honours

All applications not suitable for the one year Masters Programme will be considered for the two year Honours and Masters Programme.

No applicant will be permitted to work full-time and study full-time. Those who cannot be released from their positions during their studies must register part-time, taking the degree in question over 2 years. This is a condition of registration, and non-negotiable.

Master Theses of GLU students studied in S.A.

Alex Mashilo

Changes in Work and Production, Organisation in the Automotive Industry Value Chain - An evaluation of the responses by labour in South Africa

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Ntwala Mwilima

The role of trade unions in job creation: a case study of the Job
Creation Trust

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