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Mac Maharaj, South African activist and intellectual

Mac Maharaj, South African activist and intellectual

October 30, 2008 00:41:08

Guests: Maharaj, Mac

Host: Alegi, Peter
Limb, Peter

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Episode 016

Democracy and Labor, South African Perspectives

Mac Maharaj (South African activist and intellectual) explains why the model of South Africa's transition to democracy cannot be replicated in powersharing agreements in Kenya and Zimbabwe. In the second part of this episode, recorded at the NEWSA meeting in Burlington, VT, Alex Beresford (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh) tells us about his research on union workers views of Tripartite Alliance politics in contemporary South Africa.

00:00:00 - 00:06:41 Introduction to Part 1
00:06:41 - 00:14:04 Dilemmas of Power Sharing
00:14:04 - 00:17:48 Zimbabwe and Power Sharing
00:17:48 - 00:19:40 Dialogues of Academia
00:19:40 - 00:24:19 Maharaj's Personal Experience with South Africa
00:24:20 - 00:25:04 Introduction to Part 2
00:25:04 - 00:27:45 Journey to South African Labor Studies
00:27:45 - 00:30:15 Doing Oral History in South African Labor Studies
00:30:15 - 00:32:20 Comradeship in the South African Shop Floor
00:32:20 - 00:37:49 Rise of Zouma and South African Labor
00:37:49 - 00:39:57 Shop Floor Workers on the Tripartite Alliance
00:39:57 - 00:41:08 Outro