The end of apartheid and the organisation of work in manufacturing plants in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province

Smith, M.R. and Wood, G.T. (1998) The end of apartheid and the organisation of work in manufacturing plants in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. Work, Employment and Society, 12 (3). pp. 479-495. ISSN 0950-0170

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Abstract

The election of 1994 radically changed the environment within which management chose its labour control policies. Prior to the change of government in 1994 plant practices were shaped by the fact of substantial protection against foreign competition, widespread illiteracy, and a set of laws and policies that offered few protections for individual workers or organised labour. Since the change in government the political and legal environment has substantially changed. In this paper we report on management practices before and after the political changes in South Africa in a set of plants in a part of the country where many of the current difficulties of the South African economy exist in a fairly extreme form.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:economics; economy; industrial relations; organised labour; labor; labour; workers; sociology; apartheid; management practices; manufacturing plants; Eastern Cape; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Sociology and Industrial Sociology
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Deposited On:29 Jun 2007
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