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The spirit of Marikana - The rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R337
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The spirit of Marikana - The rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa (Paperback): Luke Sinwell, Siphiwe Mbatha

The spirit of Marikana - The rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa (Paperback)

Luke Sinwell, Siphiwe Mbatha

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On 16th August 2012, thirty-four black mineworkers were gunned down by the police under the auspices of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) in what has become known as the Marikana massacre. This attempt to drown independent working-class power in blood backfired and is now recognised as a turning point in the country's history. The Spirit of Marikana tells the story of the uncelebrated leaders at the world's three largest platinum mining companies who survived the barrage of state violence, intimidation, torture and murder which was being perpetrated during this tumultuous period. What began as a discussion about wage increases between two workers in the changing rooms at one mine became a rallying cry for economic freedom and basic dignity. This gripping ethnographic account is the first comprehensive study of this movement, revealing how seemingly ordinary people became heroic figures who transformed their workplace and their country.

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Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2016
Authors: Luke Sinwell • Siphiwe Mbatha
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-77614-002-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
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Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Armed conflict
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Industrial relations
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Industrial relations > General
LSN: 1-77614-002-8
Barcode: 9781776140022

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