A PARADOX OF VICTORY, COSATU and the democratic transformation of South Africa

: Buhlungu (S.)

R 260.00
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210 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010.


An exploration of The Congress of South African Trade Unions' (COSATU's) successes and failures and the implications of its loss of organisational power.

"Sakhela Buhlungu's work is path-breaking and controversial because he follows his findings rather than pandering to current opinion… These are ideas that need to be debated in union circles and beyond." Dunbar Moodie, Professor of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

"Sakhela Buhlungu pulls no punches. His bleak prognosis is sure to fire debate and controversy … a must-read for anyone interested in the fate of the South African labour movement." Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Sakhela Buhlungu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg.