OUR WORK

Here you will find the full set of the institute’s work, available for online consultation.

The institute’s work is organized in five categories: (1) Research reports, (2) books and book chapters, (3) position, background, and occasional papers, (4) presentations and conference papers, (5) manuals and pedagogic material, (6) wage reports, (7) media articles, and (8) annual reports.

There are over over 130 works included. We suggest to use the ‘find’ function (Ctrl+F) to search by keyword.

 

Our recent work includes:

New update to our concept note for the ‘Living conditions of workers in informal settlements’ program.

‘CITIZENS OF WINDHOEK’. The draft version of the ‘Public discussion on shack demolitions’ publication is online.

Comments are welcome! Publishing date to be defined.

 

Living conditions of workers in informal settlements (Due: October 2013)

– Community meeting April 27, 2013 at Havana, 14.00h (Find photos here!)

 

Study on low-level radiation of Rio Tinto’s Rossing Uranium mine workers. 

A partnership with Earthlife Namibia, through an EJOLT initiative, on the exposure to low-level radiation

Our new report is here. It will be available on the website soon.

 

RESEARCH REPORTS

2014 Gatherings act (download document here).

2009 Namibian workers in times of uncertainty: The Labour Movement 20 years after independence.

Iipumbu Sakaria

 

2009 Uranium mining in Namibia. The mystery behind ‘low level radiation’.

Hilma Shindondola-Mote

 

2009 Chinese Investments in Namibia: A Labour Perspective.

Herbert Jauch and Iipumbu Sakaria

 

2008 Venezuela and the Struggle for Social Justice: An alternative to globalisation! (Click here)

Herbert Jauch & Hilma Shindondola-Mote

 

2008 The plights of Namibia’s domestic workers.

Hilma Shindondola-Mote

 

2008 Service Station Workers in Namibia (Click here)

Herbert Jauch, Ntwala Mwilima, Hilma Shindondola-Mote

 

2007 An Assessment of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and its Implications for Namibia.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Namibia Trade and Poverty Programme

Ntwala Mwilima and Herbert Jauch

 

2006 Farm Workers in Namibia: Living and Working Conditions.

Cons Karamata

 

2006 Namibia’s Informal Economy: Possibilities for Trade Union Intervention.

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2006 Labour Hire in Namibia: Current Practices and Effects.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

Herbert Jauch and Ntwala Mwilima

 

2006 The Struggle for Workers’ Rights in Namibia.

Herbert Jauch

 

2004 Water Privatisation in Namibia: Creating a new Apartheid?

Jade McClune

 

2004 Trade Unions in Namibia: Defining a new role?

Herbert Jauch

 

2004 Report on the Metal and Engineering Sector in Namibia.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF)

 

2004 The Namibian Labour Market – workers’ experiences and perceptions.

Barney Karuuombe

 

2004 A study of Gender and Labour Market Liberalisation in Africa.

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 NEPAD: A new Partnership between Rider and Horse?

Barney Karuuombe

 

2003 Promoting Worker Rights and Labour Standards: The Case of Namibia.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the International Labor Rights Fund

 

2003 Foreign direct investment.

Part of the African Labour Research Network (ALRN) program.

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 Review of Studies on Namibia’s International Trade Agreements.

Cons Karamata

 

2003 Ramatex: On the other side of the fence.

Hilma Shindondola-Mote

 

2003 Trade Unions and the Struggle for Quality Public Services in Namibia.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for Public Services International (PSI)

 

2002 (update, original 2001) The State of Union Organisation in Namibia.

Prepared for the African Labour Researchers’ Network by Herbert Jauch and Barney Karuuombe

 

2002 The Service Sector in Namibia.

Prepared for FAFO by Herbert Jauch

 

2002 The Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) Sector in Namibia: Conditions of Employment and Income.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)

Barney Karuuombe

 

2002 Privatisation the Namibian Way: From Commercialisation to the Sale of State Assets.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the African Labour Researchers Network

This paper was prepared by Herbert Jauch with assistance from Barney Karuuombe, and draws extensively on the study carried out by Andrew Murray for LaRRI in 2000.

 

2001 Pay Equity. The case of Namibia.

Barney Karuuombe

 

2001 Playing the Globalisation Game: The implications of economic liberalisation for Namibia.

Herbert Jauch

 

2000 Public sector restructuring in Namibia – Commercialization, privatization, and outsourcing. Implications for organized labour.

Andrew Murray

 

2000 Export Processing Zones in Namibia: Taking A Closer Look.

This study was carried out by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) in co- operation with Dr Sylvi Endresen, Department of Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. The project was co-ordinated by Dr Endresen and Herbert Jauch.

 

 

 

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

2010 Strikes in Namibia: A long history of struggle.

Uhuru Dempers

 

2009 A Rich Country with Poor People. Inequality in Namibia.

Herbert Jauch, Lucy Edwards and Braam Cupido

 

2008 Serving Workers or Serving the Party? Trade unions and politics in Namibia.

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for “ African Trade Unions and Party Politics” edited by Bjorn Beckham, Sakhela Buhlungu and Lloyd Sachikonye

 

2008 FDI as the panacea for economic under-development? The case of Namibia’s Export Processing Zones.

In: Small Economies and Global Economics. Editors: J. R. Pillarisetti, J. S. Y. Teo et al.

Herbert Jauch

 

2007 Between politics and the shop floor: Which way for Namibia’s labour movement?

In Melber, H. (ed) 2007. Transitions in Namibia: Which changes for whom? Uppsala, Sweden: Nordic Africa Institute.

 

2004 Labour Markets in Southern Africa.

Chapter prepared for the Project on Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa (ANSA), by Herbert Jauch.

 

2003 Historic Strikes in Namibia: The Walvis Bay Fishing Strike of 1968 and the General Strike of 1971/72.

Prepared for Khanya College by Herbert Jauch and Elly Shipiki

 

2002 A People United Shall Never Be Defeated. The History and Achievements of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) 1986 – 2001.

Barney Karuuombe

 

2001 VIVA NAFAU – The History and Achievements of the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) From 1986 – 2000.

Melinda Maasdorp

 

2001 “Educate to Liberate”. A Proud History of Struggle. The Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU) 1989 – 2000.

Herbert Jauch and Indileni Kandele

 

 

POSITION, BACKGROUND, AND OCCASIONAL PAPERS

 

2009 Between revolutionary rhetoric and class compromise: trade unions and the state

Herbert Jauch and Ann Cecilie Bergene

 

2008 Challenges facing African trade unions in the context of globalisation.

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the African partners meeting of FNV Mondiaal

 

2008 Venezuela’s Transition to Socialism. Impressions of a Visit in October 2008. (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch

 

2007 China comes to Africa: South-South co-operation or a new form of imperialism?

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for IFWEA

 

2007 FDI as the panacea for economic under-development?

The case of Namibia’s Export Processing Zones

Herbert Jauch

 

2007 Productivity and Exploitation: The need to address the gap between profits and wages, with reference to precarious forms of employment.

Paper prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), for the NUNW National Symposium on Productivity and Employment

 

2004 WTO, NEPAD and Social Clauses: Challenges for Africa.

Prepared by Herbert Jauch

 

2004 Farm workers and land reform in Namibia.

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 Ramatex: On the other side of the fence.

Prepared by Hilma Shindondola

 

2003 NUNW discusses global trade issues.

Cons Karamata

 

2003 Current state of the NEPAD debate in Namibia.

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 Labour conditions in Namibia’s SME Sector.

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics

 

2002 The threat of structural adjustment in Namibia.

Prepared for the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 

2002 The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Solving Africa’s Problems?

Opinion Piece prepared for The Namibian by Barney Karuuombe

 

2002 Economic Liberalisation and Human Rights.  (Click here)

Opening statement for a panel discussion organised by the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC)

Herbert Jauch

 

2002 Health and safety in the Namibian fishing industry.  (Click here)

Prepared for NEPRU by Alfred Angula

 

2001 PSI Pay Equity Project. The case of Namibia (Click here)

Barney Karuuombe

 

2000 Labour and Unemployment (Click here)

Paper prepared by Indileni Kandele, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Round Table on Unemployment.

 

2000 Land and Labour (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), for Growth Namibia

 

2000 Labour Hire in Namibia: New flexibility or a new form of slavery? (Click here)

This paper is based on a study that was carried out by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) in co-operation with Dr Sylvi Endresen from the Department of Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. The study was co-ordinated by Herbert Jauch.

 

2000 Regional Economic Integration: A Challenge for the Labour Movement in Southern Africa (Click here)

Paper presented by Cuana Angula at a panel discussion of the Namibia Economic Society (NES)

 

2000 The Namibia Labour Force Survey 2000 (Click here)

 

1999 Employment Promotion through Small Enterprises in Namibia (Click here)

Paper prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)

 

1999 Making Workers flexible: Casual Work – Temporary Work – Contract Work (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Casual Workers Conference of the Namibian Young Christian Workers (Nam YCW)

 

1999 Structural adjustments programs: Their origin and international experiences (Click here)

Background paper

Prepared by Herbert Jauch

 

1999 The threat of structural adjustment in Namibia (Click here)

Prepared for the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)

by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

2009 A luta continua! Trade Unions in Southern Africa (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), Namibia, for ICTUR, September 2009

 

2008 Global Capitalism and the Search for Alternatives (Click here)

Prepared for an OSISA Seminar on the Global Financial Crisis, Johannesburg, 14-15 November 2008, updated in April 2009

Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 

2008 Between revolutionary rhetoric and class compromise: Reflections on the Namibian labour movement (Click here)

Paper presented by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), at a conference on “theoretical approaches in labour geographics”, University of Oslo, 14-15 May 2008

 

2007 Promoting employment and decent work for all – Towards a good practice model in Namibia (BIG) (Click here)

Presentation to the United nations Commission for Social Development, 45th Session, 7-16 February, 2007

Bishop Dr. Zephania Kameeta, Dr. Claudia Haarmann, Dr. Dirk Haarmann, Herbert Jauch

 

2006 The Namibian Labour Movement at the Crossroads (Click here)

Summary of a public lecture by Herbert Jauch at the University of Namibia

 

2006 Between politics and the shop floor: Which way for Namibia’s labour movement? (Click here)

Written by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), for an upcoming publication of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

 

2006 The Strategies of Multinational Companies and Trade Union Responses (Click here)

Prepared for the NUNW Regional Conference in Erongo

Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 

2006 Farm Workers and the new Labour Act in Namibia (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the regional conference of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) in Gobabis

 

2003 The Land Question in Namibia: Still unresolved (Click here)

Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

Paper presented at the ‘Land and Livelihoods in Eastern and Southern Africa’ Seminar held on 27 – 31 January 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa

Barney Karuuombe

 

2003 Trade Unions in Southern Africa (Click here)

Paper prepared for the ‘Futures for Southern Africa’ Conference

Herbert Jauch

 

2003 Presentation on Gender in Namibian Trade Unions (Click here)

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 Grappling with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The Debate in Namibia. (Click here)

Prepared by Barney Karuuombe, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), Namibia for MWENGO, Zimbabwe

 

2003 NEPAD and Trade (Click here)

Notes for a NALEDI panel discussion, Johannesburg, 23 May 2003

Herbert Jauch

 

2003 Namibia: Labour market and socio-economic indicators (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Global Policy Network (GPN)

 

2002 Foreign Investment and Employment Creation: No Panacea for Southern Africa (Click here)

Paper prepared for a CUTS seminar in Nairobi, Kenya by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), Namibia

 

2001 The IMF and World Bank in Africa (Click here)

Presentation by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) at the NALEDI/GPN Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa,

 

2001 Namibia: Labour market and socio-economic indicators (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Global Policy Network (GPN)

 

 

MANUALS AND PEDAGOGIC MATERIAL

 

2009 In our own ways, not theirs: Making trade work for African countries.  (Click here)

Enga Kameni

 

2008 Understanding Namibia’s Labour Law: A GUIDE TO THE LABOUR ACT (No 11 of 2007) (Click here)

Herbert Jauch and John Nakuta

 

2008 Economic Partnership Agreements: The new game of divide and rule. A Reader (Click here)

Wallie Roux

 

2007 More Trade – Less Jobs and more Poverty? A Reader. (Click here)

Cons Karamata

 

2006 Globalisation Manual (Click here)

National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)

 

2003 GLOBAL FREE TRADE: Why Play the Game if the Rules are unfair? A reader for trade unions. (Click here)

Cons Karamata

 

2002 Privatisation – African Experiences An Education Booklet (Click here)

Compiled by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) on behalf of the African Labour Researchers Network

 

2000 The Long March to Equality. A Booklet on the Rights of Women Workers in Namibia. (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)

 

 

WAGE REPORTS

 

2009 Wage Bargaining Report (Click here)

 

2008 Minimum Wages for Farm Workers in Namibia (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Namibia Farmworkers Union (NAFWU)

 

2008 Wage Bargaining Report: Wage gap increases in Namibia (Click here)

 

2007 The Namibian Wage Bargaining & Directors’ Remuneration Report: 8% for Workers, 37% for the Boss (Click here)

 

2006 The Namibian Wage Bargaining & Director’s remuneration Report (Click here)

 

2005 The Wage Bargaining Report (Click here)

 

2004 Wage Bargaining Report (Click here)

 

2001 Minimum wage survey (Click here)

 

 

MEDIA ARTICLES

 

2010 Namibia at 20: Time to rethink “development” (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for The Namibian

 

2009 The Global Economic Crisis and its impact on Namibia (Click here)

Herbert Jauch

 

2009 Investments worsen union conflicts (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Windhoek Observer, 5 August 2009

 

2009 The Labour Hire Judgement: Whose interests are served? (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for the Windhoek Observer

 

2009 The NUNW and SWAPO: Married through Struggle? (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Windhoek Observer

 

2009 Mass Unemployment – Any Solution in Sight? (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for New Era

 

2009 Confronting Outsourcing Head-On? Namibia’s Ban on Labour Hire (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)

 

2009 Participatory democracy from below: community councils and communal banks in Venezuela. A personal impression. (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for the South African Labour Bulletin

 

2008 Uranium – a blessing or a curse? (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for The Namibian

 

2008 Namibian Politics – Nothing but SWAPO? (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch for the NALEDI Policy Bulletin

 

2008 Namibia’s new Labour Act (No 11 of 2007) from a labour perspective (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Namibia Economist

 

2008 Namibia Bans Labour Hire (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for Amandla!

 

2007 Venezuela and Hugo Chavez: Much more than Oil (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch

 

2007 Namibia’s Ban on Labour Hire in Perspective (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for The Namibian

 

2006 Labour Hire in Namibia: A need for Intervention (Click here)

Prepared for the newsletter of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare by the Labour Resource and research Institute (LaRRI)

 

2004 Water Privatisation in Namibia – a new form of apartheid? (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI), Namibia for the ‘African Communist’

 

2003 Moving towards a living wage: overcoming apartheid legacies (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the newsletter of the Ministry of Labour

 

2003 Foreign Investment – A solution to development problems? (Click here)

Ntwala Mwilima

 

2003 Labour relations in Namibia’s fishing industry: Still a thorny issue? (Click here)

Prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for New Era

 

2002 The Big Privatisation Debate – African Experiences (Click here)

Prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for The Namibian

 

2001 Globalisation – the other side of the coin (Click here)

Prepared for ‘ The Namibian’ by Herbert Jauch

 

2001 Foreign Investment: No Panacea for Southern Africa’s Development Problems (Click here)

Prepared for ‘Namibia Review’ by Herbert Jauch.

 

2001 Leading the race to the bottom? Namibia’s EPZ programme steaming (or crawling?) ahead (Click here)

Prepared for the South African Labour Bulletin by Herbert Jauch

 

2000 Commercialisation: Privatising the Namibian Way (Click here)

Article prepared by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Namibia Review

 

2000 Namibia at 10: Some reflections (Click here)

Prepared for ACTSA by Ranga Haikali, National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) and Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 

2000 Namibian Trade Unions: Facing some Critical Choices (Click here)

Article prepared by Herbert Jauch, Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) for the Southern Africa Report

 

2000 A living wage for farm and domestic workers (Click here)

Prepared by Alfred Angula, acting general secretary of NAFWU, for Growth Namibia

 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS

 

2008 (Click here)

 

 

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