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Title:Mine Labour Recruitment in the Bechuanaland Protectorate
Author:Taylor, John
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:labour recruitment
labour migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Labor and Employment
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40979542
Abstract:With the passage of time the Administration of the Bechuanaland Protectorate manoeuvred itself into a position whereby what was good for the Union of South Africa's mines was good for the Protectorate. The growth of this symbiosis is traced here. The economic position of the Protectorate inherited at Independence is regarded as a compromise situation played off between the Protectorate Administration, the Tribal Authorities and the labour recruiters. Sections: Introductory - Foundations of labour recruitment in the Protectorate - The NCR (Native Recruiting Corporation) and trader/recruiters - Recruitment for South West Africa - Expansion into the northern areas: WNLA (Witwatersrand Native Labour Association) and the tropical experiment - Northern Bechuanaland: WNLA' s transit camp - Adverse effects of labour recruitment - Other recruiters - Asbestos working near Kuruman (Cape Asbestos Co.) - Active recruiting: the Basarwa case - Concluding remarks. Fig. notes, tab.