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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

South African Confederation Of Labour (SACOL)

Formed in 1956, Sacol represents a group of conservative white right-wing trade unions, of which the most important is the Mynwerkersunie. It supports job reservation, and is op-posed to the formation of mixed trade unions. Sacol has more than too 000 members. The general secretary is P Ungerer, and the president is G P Diedericks. Among the most important of the six affiliated trade unions in the group are:

Blanke Bouwerkersvakbond van SA general secretary: I J Els.

SA Karweierswerknemersvereniging general, secretary: P J J N Pretorius.

SA Transport Services Employees' Union general secretary: G J/ B Janse van Rensburg.

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