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Title:Indentured Labour and Group Formations in Apartheid South Africa
Author:Meer, Fatima
Year:1985
Periodical:Race and Class
Volume:26
Issue:4
Period:Spring
Pages:45-60
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Indians
contract labour
Ethnic and Race Relations
Labor and Employment
History and Exploration
Politics and Government
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:The vast majority of Indians in South Africa are landless, semi-skilled and unskilled workers. They have shared this position with Africans and Coloureds, yet it is only in the last thirty years that they are engaged in common political and economic action. What are the factors that have delayed their coming together? One of the reasons lies in the dynamics of Afro-Indian relations and an important and neglected feature of these dynamics is the system of indentured labour which spawned the Indian South Africans. Ref.
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