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South African Indian politics and labour 1920-1933

Most earlier studies of South African Indian politics have
often been based on the assunption that, regardless of class
cleavages, there existed e,nong Indians a fundanental unity
of interests. Although these writers often indicated

Industrial relations and the development of trade unions in Natal before 1926

A form of race conscious craft unionism was, as a result, almost inevitable in South Africa, and came to be adopted by other labour elites developing within the society, for example the railway workers.10 Thus, the major labour events of the next one and a half decades may be seen in these terms,

The Dynamics of lndian Family Firms in Durban

The author argues that there is a relationship between the joint family and economic (business) development and that contrary to the general belief that the joint (or extended) family is an inhibition to development, it has been in Durban a positive element.

The Lobito Bay Indians

In April 1907 some 2 208 ex-indentured Indians left Durban for Lobito Bay in Angola. The object of their attraction was the Benguela Railway, work on which had begun in 1903.

Employment Opportunities for University Trained Indians

Manpower surveys are common in many countries but differ widely in approach and scope depending upo  particular needs.

Letter from Pat Poovalingam to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Pat Poovalingam to Phyllis Naidoo

Garment Workers' Industrial Union (Natal) : golden jubilee, 1934-1984

The creation of a garment involves dozens of specialized tailoring skills, many of them unique to and representing the peak of hand craftsmanship.

The Decline of Stevedoring Labour in Durban: 1959-1990

The movement of commodities around the world has been a crucial way in which
capitalist and colonial economies have functioned. Ships and harbours have been the
focus of the transportation of commodities for many centuries, and today, while there are

Making poverty research political Student "Wages Commissions " in Durban 1971-3

Over the course of the 1970s, social science measures of a family’s minimum
needs ceased being the limited concern of a few academics and started to become
instruments of liberation. Since Edward Batson’s extensive Social Survey of Cape Town

Factory and Family: lndian Factory Workers in Durban

Introduction 1 should start by clarifying the theme on which I will speak, namely Indian women's attitudes towards their jobs and their perceptions of how their jobs affect their family lives.

Job satisfaction of Indian married women in the clothing industry in Durban and its effects on their interpersonal family relationships

The present investigation was carried out in order to ascertain the degree of job satisfaction experienced by Indian married women employed in the clothing industry in Durban, and the effect of this on their interpersonal relationships within the family group.

Letter from Rebeccah Kgongwana to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Rebeccah Kgongwana to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Joseph Zulu to Phyllis Naidoo

Letter from Joseph Zulu to Phyllis Naidoo


Letters from Anthony Xaba to Phyllis Naidoo

Letters from Anthony Xaba to Phyllis Naidoo

Indian Life and Labour in Natal

Shelley. In dite course, he became a successful teacher who also gave lectures inaccounting, commerce and mercantile law at the Indian Technical Institute in Durban. His academic distinctions included a teacher's certificate, a Diploma in Commerce and two …

Unemployment in South Africa

This paper is an extension of work undertaken by the present writer in 1983 on "The Growth and Structure of Manufacturing Employment in Natal".

A 'Public Health Nuisance': The Victoria Street Early Morning Squatters Market, 1910-1934

The focus of this paper is the "Indian Market", a famous tourist landmark in Durban.

Control and Repression: The Plight of Indian Hawkers and Flower Sellers in the Durban CBD, 1910-1948

This paper will examine the position of Indians who attempted to make a living on the streets of Durban as hawkers and flower sellers.

Studies in indian employment in Natal

IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY the young Colony of Natal was faced with a shortage of suitable labour. The European settlers were too few to meet the requirements of the colony's development and in any case were unsuited to do much of the necessary work.

Business letters of Phyllis Naioo during 1981 -1983

Business letters during 1981 -1983


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