Category - Jeremy MITONGA-MONGA

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Matshediso MOENG Jeremy MITONGA-MONGA Nyasha MAPIRA

Exploring Commitment-related Experiences of Black South African Managers

This study explores the commitment-related experiences of Black South African managers at a construction company in South Africa. Twelve Black South African managers working at a construction company in South Africa participated in this exploratory qualitative study. Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from the participants. The study found that a majority of Black South African managers experienced positive commitment, inducing them to be psychologically attached to the construction company in South Africa. The study also found that some Black South African managers had bad committed-related experiences due to a lack of worker recognition, issues with involvement, reward system, isolation, and social identity. This study suggests that the case construction company in South Africa should consider employee recognition, worker involvement and use a fair and consistent reward system for all workers, regardless of colour, to strengthen the commitment of Black...

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Nyasha MAPIRA Jeremy MITONGA-MONGA Wilfred Isioma UKPERE

Forced or by Choice? Motives for Accepting Casual Work

The study sought to explore reasons why workers accept casual work at a transnational manufacturing firm in Zimbabwe. An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken with sixteen casual workers at a transnational manufacturing firm in Zimbabwe. Information was gathered from the research participants, using semi-structured interviews. The study found that a majority of these research participants were forced by unfavourable circumstances to settle for casual work. The stepping-stone to permanent position hypothesis and limited permanent position opportunities were involuntary motives that forced workers to accept casual work. The study also found that a few participants voluntarily accepted casual work at the case transnational manufacturing firm in Zimbabwe. Voluntary motives included: need to balance work and family responsibilities; self-development; and economic incentives. Given the rise in demand for casual employment, it is crucial to comprehend the underlying reasons why...

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Nyasha MAPIRA Jeremy MITONGA-MONGA Wilfred Isioma UKPERE

Moonlighting: A Reality to Improve the Lived Experiences of Casual Workers

This paper explores the effectiveness of moonlighting to improve the experiences of casual workers at a transnational manufacturing firm in Zimbabwe. Eight individuals, who varied in terms of gender, position held, age, and educational qualifications, participated in an exploratory qualitative study. Data was gathered on the effectiveness of moonlighting to enhance the daily experiences of casual workers, using semi-structured interviews. The study found that the majority of casual employees benefit from moonlighting by learning new skills that promote occupational mobility, enhance financial stability, and lessen job insecurity. Conversely, the study also found that moonlighting has detrimental effect on casual workers' ability to balance their professional and personal lives, leads to overworking, and increases stress related to their jobs. The study recommends that to avoid any conflicts of interest between primary employment and a secondary job, organisations should govern and...

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