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Marikana and its aftermath: The disruptive power of labour

When: Friday, 23 August 2019 - Friday, 23 August 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall
Start time:8:00

RSVP: by Tuesday, 20 August 2019 for catering purposes

Naadira Munshi, project coordinator in the Southern Africa office of Public Services International will present this SWOP breakfast seminar.

The 2014 platinum strike was the longest post-apartheid strike in South Africa, lasting five long months and bringing the platinum industry to a historic standstill.  This seminar focuses on the trade union leading the strike, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). It looks at the modes of organising employed by the union, and how AMCU responded to the heightened political tension and criticism from mining companies and the state. The seminar discusses how the strike consolidated mineworkers' support for AMCU as the leading trade union on the platinum belt.

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