Technical research reports successfully completed

  • Hermanus, M., Coulson, N., Stacey, J., Phakathi, S., Bakker, D. and Pillay, N. (2011). Mine Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Leading Practice Adoption System. Evaluation Report submitted to the Chamber of Mines by the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI), University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Phakathi, S. (2011). Comprehensive Literature Survey of Industries and Countries that have Harnessed the Full Value of Diversity. Research Report submitted to the Chamber of Mines of South Africa.
  • Phakathi, S.T. (2011). Worker Responses to Work Re-organisation in a Deep-Level Gold Mining Workplace: Perspectives from the Rock-face. PhD Thesis submitted to the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK).
  • Phakathi, S., Stewart, P., Chinguro, C. and Peterson, S. (2011). OHS Blitz Inspections: Factors Influencing Levels of Compliance and Non-compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Legislation in the Iron and Steel, Construction and Agricultural Sectors – The impact of Blitz Inspections. Evaluation Report submitted to the Department of Labour (DoL) of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Phakathi, S. (2011). The Impact of Gold Mining on African Urbanization in Johannesburg. Paper Presented to the DfID/ESRC Workshop on the Impact of Mining on Urbanization and Poverty in Africa Organised by UPIMA Research Programme, University of Glasgow, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 25 – 28 February.
  • Phakathi, S. (2010). The Review of the Culture Transformation Report for the South African Mining Industry. Report submitted to the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Johannesburg.
  • Phakathi, S. and Hunter, R. (2010). Municipal Billing, Revenue Systems and Customer Delivery in the City of Johahannesburg and eThekwini (Durban) Municipality. A Service Delivery Report submitted to the Office of the Presidency, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
  • Phakathi, S. (2007). Review and Impact Analysis of South Africa’s HIV/Aids Peer Education Programmes, Child. Desktop Report Compiled for the Youth, Family and Social Development (CYFSD) Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, August – September 2007.
  • Banda, K. and Phakathi, T.S. (2005). Gender and Energy in South Africa: AFREPREN/FWD Working Paper No. 340, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Banda, K., Phakathi, T.S. and Asemoah, J. (2004), Goal 7: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Country Report, A Statistics South Africa (StatsSA)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project, December.
  • Phakathi, S.T. (2001). Teamwork and Workplace Culture on a South African Gold Mine: A Case Study of TauTona Mine, Unpublished MA Thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
  • Phakathi, T. S. and van der Merwe, H. (2003). The impact of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Amnesty process on Survivors of Human Rights Violations, Final Research Report, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Johannesburg.
  • Phakathi, T.S. and Nkotoe, O. (1998). Do Domestic Workers Know their Rights? Do their Employers? What Reason Can Be Advanced in order to Explain Why Domestic Workers Have Been Notoriously Difficult to Organise? Department of Sociology 3rd Year Mini-Research Project, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Dear Dr Phakathi

Congratulations, your paper ““Getting on” and “getting by” underground: Gold miners’ informal working practice of making a plan (planisa)” published in Journal of Organizational Ethnography has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as the Outstanding Paper of 2013.

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Emma Hollindrake

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