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27 Feb | Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid

South African trade unions played a key role in the struggle against apartheid. They mobilized workers from various racial backgrounds, and united them in order to challenge subjugation in the authoritarian apartheid political economy. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa will be partnering with the South African Labour Bulletin (SALB) and the Society Work and Development Institute (SWOP) to launch a book on the history of the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU). It is authored by Jan Theron, former general secretary of FCWU.

Date: 27 February 2013
Time: 17:00
Venue: Seminar Room, Humanities Graduate Centre, South West Engineering Building, University of Witwatersrand


  • Jan Theron, author and former general secretary of FCWU
  • Devan Pillay, Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg