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dc.contributor.advisor Moyo, T. Khoza, Nyiko
dc.contributor.other Zhanje, S. 2018-06-25T08:35:24Z 2018-06-25T08:35:24Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. Com. (Economics)) -- University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study intends to investigate the determinants of employment in the platinum mining industry in South Africa. Employment levels decreased dramatically in the platinum mining industry in South Africa. This is due to decrease in export demand for platinum, high operating cost, labour unrest, low levels of production and other determinants of employment. The specific objective of the study is to determine the nexus between employment, output, domestic demand and export demand. Annual time series data covering the period between 1992-2013 was used. The study employed the Vector Error Correction Model approach. Johansen Cointegration test results confirmed the existence of a long run relationship amongst variables under investigation. Export demand and output are found to be positively related with employment. The speed of adjustment to equilibrium is -0.283202. Impulse response functions and variance decomposition are also generated to explain the response to shock amongst variables. The results of the study vindicate that the platinum mining industry should implement policies and strategies to increase output which will lead to higher levels of employment as well as economic growth. In addition, government should also create a conducive environment to enable the industry to expand and the industry should also intensify its export drive, these findings are envisaged to contribute significantly to the existing but limited literature on the subject under investigation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 122 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Domestic demand en_US
dc.subject Export demand en_US
dc.subject VECM en_US
dc.subject Johansen Cointegration test en_US
dc.subject Impulse response en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Employment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mines and mineral resources en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Platinum mines and mining en_US
dc.title Determinants of employment in the Platinum mining industry in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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