History of Labour Movements in South Africa

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The history of four years of the revolutionary multi-racial union in South Africa, the Industrial Workers of Africa, ..read more
South African Labour history There are different ways to tell every story, and the same is true of history. For ..read more
In the 1930s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist ..read more
1971 11 March, A resolution is passed at a student body meeting for the establishment of a student Wages Commission. ..read more
The history of working people, and particularly Black workers, to organise is inextricably tied to the struggle against ..read more
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
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
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
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) was launched on 1 December 1985, at the height of the struggle ..read more
The struggle for a shorter workday, a demand of major political significance for the working class dates back to the ..read more


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