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Organise or Die? : Democracy and Leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers.

Author: Raphaël Botiveau
Publisher: Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the leading trade unions in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was founded in 1982 and played a key role in the struggle against white minority rule. Focus on 2012 Marikana massacre, the dissolution of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) federation and fractures within the African National Congress (ANC).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Botiveau, Raphaël.
Organise or Die? : Democracy and Leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers.
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raphaël Botiveau
ISBN: 9781776142064 1776142063
OCLC Number: 1090499421
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages)
Contents: Cover; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction: South African Trade Unions in Apartheid and Democracy; Part I: Organisational Agency in Union Bureaucracy and Politics; Chapter 2. Local Weaknesses Solved through Centralisation; Chapter 3. The Power of Head Office: Building National Bureaucracy; Chapter 4. Doing Union Politics: The Branches as Idealised Seat of Union Power; Chapter 5. The Regions as Antechambers of National Power Part II: Leading Mineworkers: A Charterist Leadership SchoolChapter 6. The Burden of Leadership; Chapter 7. The Learning Organisation; Chapter 8. Trajectories of Union Leaders and NUM Leadership Ideals; Chapter 9. Taking Control of NUM: The Rise of the Communist Faction; Chapter 10. Conclusion: From Bureaucratic Organisation to Bureaucratic Politics; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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One of the leading trade unions in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was founded in 1982 and played a key role in the struggle against white minority rule. Focus on 2012 Marikana massacre, the dissolution of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) federation and fractures within the African National Congress (ANC).

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