METAL THAT WILL NOT BEND, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa 1980-1995

: Forrest (K.)

R 300.00
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566pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011


Kally Forrest documents the history of Numsa and its predecessors and asserts the critical role the unions played in apartheid's downfall.

"Kally Forrest uses a large body of sources and personal testimony, and her unrivalled access offers important new understandings and flashes of insight. Numsa's accomplishments were massive and the book gives a sense of this." Professor Phil Bonner, University of the Witwatersrand

"A remarkable story of a remarkable union and a contribution to a deeper understanding of South Africa's transition to democracy from below." Professor Eddie Webster, University of the Witwatersrand

Kally Forrest is the editor of the "South African Labour Bulletin".