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Title:The Contract Labour System and the Ovambo Crisis of 1971 in South West Africa
Author:Kooy, Marcelle
Year:1973
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:16
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:83-105
Language:English
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:contract labour
strikes
1971
colonialism
Labor and Employment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/523735
Abstract:After a description of the economic situation in Ovamboland (a situation which necessitates Ovambos to seek employment outside their homeland) and of the contract labour system (which includes a vast complex of pass laws and influx control regulations) the author describes in detail the Ovambo strike of 1971. The strike, which extended to 13.000 workers, was the outcome of deep-rooted grievances against the organisation of their labour. An agreement was signed in January 1972, which partly met the demands of the strikers. Ref., notes, tables, map.
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