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Die verband tussen sosio-politiese faktore en arbeidsonrus in die Republiek van Suid-Afrika : 1976 en 1986

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dc.contributor.author Van Heerden MW en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:10Z
dc.date.created 1987 en
dc.date.submitted 1988 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9494
dc.description.abstract The dissatisfaction of Blacks with the new constitutional dispensation introduced on September 3, 1984 was highlighted with the outbreak of unrest in the black townships in the Vaal Triangle. The unrest escalated over the next eighteen months and culminated with the declaration of a State of Emergency in the country. It appears that the cause of the current unrest was the new political dispensation together with further reform initiatives within the broad framework of partition. These initiatives failed to accommodate the political aspirations of the Blacks. The reform also caused uncertainty amongst blacks since new untried value systems were being introduced which cut across old accepted traditions of blacks. This uncertainty was exploited by the militant leftwing by discrediting all successes achieved by the reform initiatives. These initiatives also led to higher expectations with consequent greater demands for reform by the Blacks. It is also clear that Industrial Relations cannot be isolated from the current socio-political circumstances in the country. The Industrial Relations field is affected by all the undercurrents experienced in the wider society. The opposite is also true with democratic structures and systems created in the Industrial Relations field being misused to portray the social and political frustration of the Blacks. Strikes and consumer boycotts become the tools of the trade union leaders to achieve their own political aims. The dissertation attempts to compare the unrest situations in 1976 and 1986 in order to establish a relationship between socio-political factors and labour unrest. The grievances of Blacks do not appear to have changed significantly over the last decade. In essence, the problem still appears to be the domination of Whites over Blacks. The Industrial Relations field and the educational system are used by Blacks to air their grievances and the status of these two systems has become a barometer of the socio-political climate in the country. A possible solution to this problem may be to convince White South Africans that there could be a personal advantage to them to adopt a philosophy of power sharing with Blacks. It is also clear that the perceptions of the different races relating to each other will have to be modified in order to eliminate prejudice and prevent misunderstanding. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Sociology en
dc.subject Industrial sociology en
dc.title Die verband tussen sosio-politiese faktore en arbeidsonrus in die Republiek van Suid-Afrika : 1976 en 1986 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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