Welcome to the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership

We do research and convene policy roundtables in support of the South African government’s goal to build a national skills planning mechanism.


Colloquium 2016

From 26-30 September 2016 the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership and the Department of Higher Education will host a dedicated series of research and policy workshops.


Latest LMIP Briefing

The post-1994 labour market environment in South Africa is marked by a sharp rise in the use of temporary employment services (TES). The TES sector has grown rapidly and is now a key feature of the South African economy and its labour market, yet surprisingly little academic research has been undertaken on the sector. We attempt to go some way towards closing the gap, by focusing this report on trying to understand the nature of employment changes and their impact, in the ‘labour broker’ sector.

An important step

"The LMIP research project marks an important step in contributing towards the creation of a credible labour market intelligence framework - the establishment of a functional interface that will ensure better information gathering, analysis and overall systems synergy in pursuit of a skills development agenda that is developmental, forward-looking and embedded in empirical analysis."

– Minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, speaking at the launch of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership in 2012

Latest LMIP publications

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership conducts research to inform monitoring, planning, and policymaking for more effective skills development and equitable labour markets in South Africa. Follow us on Twitter @LMIP_RSA. Write to us on lmip[at]hsrc.ac.za.