Is automation stealing manufacturing jobs? Evidence from South Africa’s apparel industry

  title={Is automation stealing manufacturing jobs? Evidence from South Africa’s apparel industry},
  author={Christian Parschau and Jostein Hauge},

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  • T. IyamuN. Mlambo
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    International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach
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