Crossing the Picket Line: Violence in Industrial Conflict – The Case of the Afcol Strike

Crossing the Picket Line: Violence in Industrial Conflict – The Case of the Afcol Strike

This paper is concerned with physical violence directed against people rather than property, as there is an identifiable trend towards more attacks against people over the last five or six years in South Africa. The result has been an escalation in criminal charges emanating from labour disputes.

 

Crossing the Picket Line
Eddie Webster
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Eddie Webster is a former Head of the Sociology Department at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has a BA Hons and University Education Diploma from Rhodes University, an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, England, BPhil from York University England and PhD from University of the Witwatersrand.

Graeme Simpson
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Graeme Simpson, Co-founder of CSVR and former Executive Director, is an experienced peacebuilder with international expertise in violence, reconciliation and transitional justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of the Witwatersrand, Master's degree History from the University of The Witwatersrand and BA Hons History; African Politics; Industrial sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

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