Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa: Mining, Capitalism and the Spirit of Marikana (Wildcat)
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745336480
Category : General Politics
Format : Paperback
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Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha open a window on the struggles of South Africa miners to overcome not only the opposition of the plutocratic mineowners, but also the opposition of the entrenched union establishment created in an earlier era of upheaval. --Frances Fox Piven, City University of New York Graduate Center

Luke Sinwell is a senior researcher in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg. He has published in Geoforum, Social Movement Studies and Review of African Political Economy.

Siphiwe Mbatha is a co-ordinator of the Thembelihle Crisis Committee (TCC), a socialist civic organisation in South Africa which fights for basic services for all. Siphiwe is also an assistant researcher at the University of Johannesburg. He first visited Marikana the day after the massacre to provide solidarity to the striking mineworkers.


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