Provision and stability of labour in the agricultural sector

a small-scale sample study in the Letaba district by P. C. Smit

Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria

Written in English
Published: Pages: 213 Downloads: 107
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  • South Africa,
  • Letaba District.


  • Agricultural laborers -- South Africa -- Letaba District.

Edition Notes

StatementP.C. Smit, D. Herbst ; translated from the Afrikaans by Isabel M. Botha, Lalie S. Rabie.
SeriesReport ;, MM-100, Verslag MM ;, nr. 100.
ContributionsHerbst, D., Committee for Development Co-operation., Human Sciences Research Council.
LC ClassificationsHD1538.S6 S6313 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2994334M
ISBN 100796900639
LC Control Number84250082

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