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dc.contributor.advisor Mmakola, K. L. Molepo, Matshipi Moses
dc.contributor.other Sithole, S. L. 2018-06-13T06:46:37Z 2018-06-13T06:46:37Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Sociology)) --University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explain the events surrounding the Marikana miners’ strike in 2012, using Marxism’s concept of class consciousness. The labour disputes witnessed at Marikana in 2012 represent one of the major labour movements that South Africa has witnessed since the inception of democracy. This study adopted qualitative research methods to inquire into the events of the Marikana 2012 labour disputes. Methods used in this study include qualitative research, descriptive research design, Marxism critical inquiry, purposive sampling and critical discourse analysis. Moreover, the study investigated employee relations in the mining sector. In addition, this study also examined the Marikana miner’s working and living conditions and probed the role of social control agencies, including, trade unions, bargaining councils and the police, during the protests. This study proposes a fair distribution of wealth in the mining sector and the removal of the Migrant Labour System. Additionally, this study recommends transparency in the mining sector, the transformation of the education system and the restructuring of trade unions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Limpopo Research Office en_US
dc.format.extent x, 106 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Labour disputes en_US
dc.subject Collective behaviour en_US
dc.subject Protests en_US
dc.subject Natural resources en_US
dc.subject Class consciousness en_US
dc.subject Proletariat en_US
dc.subject Bourgeoisie and Marikana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Class consciousness. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Labour disputes -- Japan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Strikes and lockouts -- Law and legislation en_US
dc.title Class consciousness in the 2012 labour disputes at Marikana, North West Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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