ORGANISE OR DIE, democracy and leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers

: Botiveau (R.)

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344pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


A history of South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

"A splendid effort, 'Organise or Die' is a path-breaking new account of the history of NUM. No-one will be able to write about unionisation in South Africa, especially in the mining sector, without engaging with Botiveau's thoughtful insights and provocative argument." T. Dunbar Moodie, author of "Going for Gold: men, mines and migration"

"The historical angle Botiveau takes in analysing NUM allows him to answer questions about the Marikana massacre that current scholarship only hints at but hasn't unpacked … South African unions are at a major crossroad and this book offers valuable insights for their future direction." Asanda Benya, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town