History of Labour Movements in South Africa

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The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the ..read more
On 30 July 2011, the South African Communist Party (SACP) celebrated its 90th anniversary. Initially known as the ..read more
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In 1924 the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) was founded aimed at representing and promoting the ..read more
During the 1920s, the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) - which changed its name to the African National ..read more
During the 1930s there were attempts by African workers to organise and reconstruct all fragmented African trade unions ..read more
The Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was the first South African trade union federation that organised ..read more
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When Black workers in Durban embarked on a wave of strikes in January 1973, the government and employers were shocked, ..read more
Trouble in Natal - 20 00 Women rioted in Cato Manor over living conditions and government beerhalls and passes for ..read more
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) was launched on 1 December 1985, at the height of the struggle ..read more
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The struggle for a shorter workday, a demand of major political significance for the working class dates back to the ..read more
During the early 1960s, civil society was disempowered and social movements were repressed. Although the capacity for ..read more
The Sweet Food and Allied Workers Union (SFAWU) was established in 1974 with the help of the Urban Training Project ( ..read more
This publication from 1974 has been uploaded in six parts and are all avaliable for download as well. Scroll down to ..read more
SACCAWU was founded as CCAWUSA (The Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union of South Africa) in 1975, with Emma ..read more
The General Factory Workers Benefit Fund (GFWBF) was formed on 9 September 1972 by Harriet Bolton, Michael Halton ..read more
The Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) was established in April 1973 in with the assistance of the General Factory ..read more

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