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Title:White workers in the late apartheid period: a report on the Wiehahn Commission and Mineworkers' Union archival collections
Author:van Zyl-Hermann, Danelle
Year:2016
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Volume:43
Pages:229-258
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:apartheid
Whites
miners
labour policy
trade unions
archives
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2015.29
Abstract:This paper offers a critique of the existing historiography on the late apartheid period, arguing that white workers' role in and experience of the unraveling of racial privilege in the labor arena has been obscured by a focus on the high politics of reform and on anti-apartheid resistance emanating from African labor and the broader black population. Reporting from the archive, it discusses two under-utilized archival collections - that of the Commission of Inquiry into Labour Legislation and of the Mineworkers' Union - as sources for starting to write white working-class organization, politics, identity, and experience into the history of reform and resistance, thereby adding a new dimension to South Africa's broadly conceived struggle history. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French [Journal abstract]
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