• Published 2010

2 The Durban strikes of 1973 : Political identities and the management of protest

@inproceedings{Brown20102TD,
  title={2 The Durban strikes of 1973 : Political identities and the management of protest},
  author={Julian Brown},
  year={2010}
}
Labour mobilisation, work stoppages and strikes have often been central elements in popular protest in South Africa, both before and after 1994. This chapter is the first of three that focus on workers and protest; it examines the Durban strikes of 1973 – a series of labour actions that preceded the rise of independent trade unions in the course of the 1970s. These strikes provide an important window through which to examine not only labour activism, but also the roles played by the state and… CONTINUE READING