THE SPIRIT OF MARIKANA, the rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa

: Sinwell (L.) & Mbatha (S.)

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208pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016.


First published in the USA in 2016.

A study of the struggle led by union leaders at three South African platinum mining companies that preceded what has become known as the Marikana massacre.

"Profoundly important. A fascinating and unique account." Professor Dunbar Moodie, University of the Witwatersrand

"A detailed and sympathetic history, from within the ranks of the unions and in the words of the miners themselves." Leo Zeilig, author of "Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa"

Luke Sinwell is a senior researcher at the University of Johannesburg.
Siphiwe Mbatha is an assistant researcher at the University of Johannesburg.