IRL 421 - Comparative Industrial Relations Systems II

Definitions - South Africa

African National Congress (ANC)- the group which led the struggle for majority rule in South Africa

Afrikaaners- decendents of the original Dutch settlers in South Africa

Apartheid- the formerly legally sanctioned system of racial separation

Bantustans- ostensibly independent black homelands created under Apartheid in which all blacks would in principle become citizens

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)- largest trade union federation, founded in 1985

Conservative Party- a white political party which opposed the end of Apartheid

Democratic Alliance- merger of the Democratic Party which was the successor to the Progressive Party as the party of white opponents of Apartheid and also the remnants of the National Party

Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa)- second largest union federation in South Africa.  Created by merger of former all white federation with several unaffiliated non-white groups

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)- party founded as Zulu culture group which has strong following among the largest ethnic group in South Africa, the Zulus

National Party- the ruling white party in South Africa until the present majority rule was achieved

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)- the largest union in South Africa

South African Consultative Committee on Labour Affairs (Saccola)- the principal employers' federation

Stayaways- demonstration strikes motivated by political issues

Stop Order rights- right to have check off of union dues

Sullivan Principles- a code of conduct devised for American multinational companies operating in South Africa under Apartheid