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A paradox of victory : COSATU and the democratic transformation in South Africa Product ID : 9781869141875

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) emerged from the anti-apartheid struggle as the largest and most powerful union federation in South Africa. Its member unions were spectacularly successful in organisation building, and their power and influence was felt in the workplace as well as in broader society. As the country's political adversaries began negotiating, COSATU became an important power broker weighing in on the side of democracy and full rights for workers. In this provocative account of union activism, Sakhela Buhlungu examines the `paradox of victory' that confronts COSATU today. Based on the author's participation in and research of unions for more than 20 years, this book openly explores COSATU's successes and failures, and considers the long-term implications of its increasing political influence and diminishing organisational power. However, since 1994 COSATU has been losing organisational power as hundreds of leaders left for politics and business and thousands of shop-floor activists were promoted out of the unions. The vibrancy of the movement has also been sapped by the effects of class formation and global economic restructuring.

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