222pp., illus., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018
Kate Philip discusses the lessons learnt from the job creation programme set up by South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1987 to assist the 40,000 mineworkers who lost their jobs after staging a national strike.
"...tells the largely untold story of the job creation strategies initiated by the National Union of Mineworkers for ex-mineworkers and their communities in a critical period of South Africa's history: a story that still holds important lessons for development policy today." Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa and former General Secretary of NUM
"...an important contribution to development theory and practice [and] to the current public discourse on small business and job creation" Eddie Webster, Professor Emeritus, Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand
Kate Philip is Senior Development Advisor in the Government Technical Advisory Centre of South Africa's National Treasury. She ran the National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM) job creation programme for over a decade.