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An analysis of African reluctance to meet the labour demands of the Transvaal Colony as expressed in the Labour Commission of 1903 and the South African Native Affairs Commission, 1903-1905

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dc.contributor.advisor Theron BM, Mrs en
dc.contributor.advisor Carruthers EJ, Dr en
dc.contributor.author Masina EM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:31Z
dc.date.created 2001 en
dc.date.submitted 2002 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/142015
dc.description.abstract The Transvaal Colony experienced a huge problem with the scarcity of African labour for the mines and for the farms after the South African War. From 1901 to 1906 African labourers displayed great reluctance to meet the labour demands of the Transvaal colony. Both black and white witnesses to the Transvaal Labour Commission (TLC) and the South African Native Affairs Commission (SANAC) gave their views regarding the reasons why African labourers were unavailable for wage labour. The Chamber of Mines dominated the proceedings of the TLC so that in the end very little objective information could be gained from the TLC. Africans themselves, testifying before SANAC stated a number of grievances which might have been responsible for the widespread withdrawal from employment on the mines. It became clear that Africans preferred to work independently rather than to provide labour for whites who ill-treated them. This they could only do if land was available to them. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject South Africa - 1902-1910 en
dc.title An analysis of African reluctance to meet the labour demands of the Transvaal Colony as expressed in the Labour Commission of 1903 and the South African Native Affairs Commission, 1903-1905 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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