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making of the African working class on the Witwatersrand

Bertram Hirson

making of the African working class on the Witwatersrand

class and community struggles in an urban setting, 1932-1947.

by Bertram Hirson

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Published by Middlesex Polytechnic in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Dissertation submitted to the Council for National Academic Awards in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

ContributionsMiddlesex Polytechnic. Faculty of Humanities.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 294, 17 leaves ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13715336M

Google Scholar Webster, E. FSAW had been dealt a severe blow. They capture the essence of this fascinating and closely researched work by Peter Cole, Professor of History at the Western Illinois University. The end result of this project is intended not only as a piece of theoretical meditation and historical research, but also as an element in a conceptual genealogy of the present that questions the significance of white liberalism, civil society, and their capacity to structure sociopolitical conflicts and ethical dilemmas that reproduce and legitimize antiblackness as an ontological and paradigmatic mode of subjugation. Without exception, those who participated in the event described it as a moving and emotional experience.

But in the CYL introduced its Programme of Action, a new ANC president took over and this spirit of revival filtered through to the women's league. Specialist engineering services were also needed for deep-level mining. Around 9am he left for Johannesburg after loading the explosives into the bakkie. The Alliance decided that 9 August would henceforth be celebrated as Women's Day, and it is now, in the new South Africa, commemorated each year as a national holiday.

It also runs a graduate entry medical programmemasters courses science and medicine and a PhD programme. Nonetheless, in the words of Clive Chipkin, the "university environment was filled with deep contradictions", and the university community was by no means wholly united in opposition to apartheid. Its social structure comprised two classes differentially related to the means of production notably in the form of financial and industrial capital and a class of workers who, not owning means of production, were thereby compelled to subsist through selling their labour power to the owners in exchange for wages. Our Aims We declare the following aims: This organisation is formed for the purpose of uniting women in common action for the removal of all political, legal, economic and social disabilities. Sites[ edit ] Provincial heritage sites and heritage objects[ edit ] The University of the Witwatersrand houses two provincial heritage sites and two heritage objects.


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This acceptance only came in We now demand! The BWL appears to have survived until the early s, but was absorbed into the National Council of African Women NCAWa less assertive movement that was inaugurated in and focused primarily on welfare issues.

Rudd, Julius Porges and others. But we were a big force. They would refuse to carry residential permits. This exposure to city life and the bustling economy as we shall see, made making of the African working class on the Witwatersrand book more self-assured and they became more politicized and assertive … more prepared to fight for socio-political rights as well as equal rights for women Walker We resolve to work for a change in the laws of marriage such as are found amongst our African, Malay and Indian people, which have the effect of placing wives in the position of legal subjection to husbands, and giving husbands the power to dispose of wives' property and earnings, and dictate to them in all matters affecting them and their children.

They filled the entire amphitheatre in the bow of the graceful Herbert Baker building. An offshoot of the gold-mining industry was coal mining, which developed as a result of the need for power in the Transvaal and Natal. University management was increasingly seen as isolated and out of touch, and began to be referred to by the metonym "the eleventh floor", referring to the eleventh floor of Senate House where top management at Wits is located.

The reserves fulfil the functions that capitalism prefers not to assume — those of social security for the migrant workers. Until the s women were generally exempt from pass control but the Orange Free State was the exception; here there was a complex net of restrictions on African people, both men and women.

Black men in the Cape Colony still had the vote although a black man could not become a member of parliamentbut elsewhere in South Africa black people whether male or female had no vote, nor were white women enfranchised.

Management further defended the changes as "improving the financial sustainability of Wits, taking pressure off management and students, and allowing for better academic and support facilities and services". With the car idling, he lashed the steering wheel in the required position and threw three switches to arm the vehicle and bomb, got out the vehicle, locked it and walked towards Sterland a cinema complex next to Wit Command.

Male heads of households, whose families had been endorsed out or prevented from entering the area, were housed with migrant workers in single-sex hostels.

Women's Lot: We women share with our menfolk the cares and anxieties imposed by poverty and its evils.

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Women were not expected to be assertive and take matters into their own hands. Pretoria City Council refused the women permission to hold the meeting and saw to it that public transport was stalled to make it difficult for the women to get to the Pretoria venue.UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND HISTORY WORKSHOP H / THE MAKING OF CLASS February, AUTHOR: TITLE: working class movement.

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Jan 22,  · Abstract. We examine the attempt in a democratic South Africa to shift from an adversarial class struggle approach (with heavy racial overtones) toward a more participatory and cooperative industrial relations system based on workplace tjarrodbonta.com: Edward Webster, Themba Masondo, Christine Bischoff.

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