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Collection Index:Labour Struggles Project, Interviews, 2009-2012
Collection Name:Labour Struggles Project, Interviews, 2009-2012
A3402 Labour Struggles Project, Interviews, 2009-2012 
 Copyright 2016, Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
 163 interviews, digital format only; 1 published brochure 
 The Labour Struggles Project, undertaken by the Historical Papers Research Archive, was funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation, and ran from 2009 to 2012 . 
 It was designed to complement the existing labour collection housed at Historical Papers and to ensure that South African labour/human rights documentation which is under threat is preserved and made easily accessible. The Project recognised the dynamic potential of oral history and testimony in providing a meaningful context through which the labour movement in South Africa can be documented in its full complexity, and communicated in ways that illuminate the specific historical, political and cultural contexts in which it occurs. 
 The interviews for the project were conducted by Brown Maaba. 
 The production of the book entitled A History of FOSATU as well as the FOSATU travelling exhibition in 2011, also formed part of this project.  
The future is in the hands of the workers' A history of FOSATU, by Michelle Friedman, January 2011 
 The publication is digitally available on the Historical Papers homepage. 'The published brochure is stored in the 'f' boxes, Media Room. 
 The transcripts are being edited by Jenny Grice, which is still an ongoing work in progress. Some of the interviews do not have either a transcript or an audio file available, which is indicated in the listing below. All the audio files of the interviews can be accessed in the Historical Papers Reading Room. The transcripts which are available can be downloaded in PDF format below. The correct spelling of some of the interviewees was provided in brackets according to their release forms. 
B1 Abram Thekiso Masango, Welkom, 24 September 2011, 00:35:53        
B2 Absolom Simelane, no transcript available, 01:22:58 
B3 Albertina Luthuli, no audio available 
B4 Alec Erwin, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Cape Town, 30 August 2010, 01:10:21        
B5 Anastasia Mbolekwa, 00:46:45        
B6 Andile Nxaba Mosuthwana (Msutwana), no audio available        
B7 Andrew Blaauw, transcripts edited by Jenny Grice, Port Elizabeth, 28 March 2011, 01:15:23        
B8 Andrew Lekwene, 01:20:20        
B9 Bethuel Maseremane, no audio available        
B10 Bheki Mdakane, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Springs, undated, 00:57:34        
B11 Bheki Mqhayi, 02:13:55        
B12 Bongani Manyoni, 00:45:25        
B13 Bonginkosi Maphanga, 00:43:49        
B14 Bonnie Tebello, 00:59:12        
B15 Busisiwe Nkosi, 00:58:11        
B16 Celinah Sekonyela, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, no audio available, Potchefstroom, 26 January 2011        
B17 Chipa Rakomang Motubatsi, 01:35:06        
B18 Chris Dlamini, transcripts edited by Jenny Grice, Johannesburg, no audio available, undated        
B19 Daluxolo Jexwe, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, East London, no audio available, 16 November 2010        
B20 Dan Sebabi, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Polokwane, 22 August 2012, 00:41:37        
B21 Daniel Dube, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, no audio available, Uitenhage, 1 April 2011        
B22 David Madupela, transcripts edited by Jenny Grice, Springs, no audio available, undated        
B23 David Maseko, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Springs, 29 June 2010        
B24 David Nkoana, 00:32:36        
B25 Dennis Maluleka, 01:00:52        
B26 Dennis Morobe, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Kimberley, 13 October 2011, 01:25:44        
B27 Deon Caroulus, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Kimberley, 10 October 2011, 01:30:17        
B28 Dolly Tshitlo (Tshitlho), 01:40:18        
B29 Dora Langbooi, 01:26:56        
B30 Douglas Maila, 02:39:10        
B31 Dusty Ngwane, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Tsakane, 26 February (no year), 01:18:20        
B32 Eazy Mmoto (Issy Moto), 01:31:45        
B33 Elias Maboee01:37:40        
B34 Elizabeth Thabethe, 02:44:37        
B35 Enjy John, 00:59:49        
B36 Enoch Nhlapo, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Nelspruit, 7 August 2012, 00:56:09        
B37 Esther Ncenene, 00:22:11        
B38 Frans Seboane, 00:30:55        
B39 Francis Matjeke, 00:59:59        
B40 Funky Komape, 00:56:04        
B41 George Khumalo, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Kwa-Thema, 30 September 2012, 01:08:05        
B42 Georqe Louw, 00:43:40        
B43 Georgina Saohatse, 00:50:06        
B44 Gift Mlambo, 01:28:27        
B45 Hennie van Wyk, 01:21:58        
B46 Hlomendini, Soweto, 25 July 2010, 00:34:52        
B47 Ishmael Mkhabela, no transcript available, 00:47:00 
B48 Jabulani Mayaba, 02:55:32        
B49 Jack Mabeba, 01:13:26        
B50 Jacob Adams, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Polokwane, 23 August 2012, 00:38:36        
B51 Jake Masela, no audio available        
B52 James Tamboer, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Port Elizabeth, 31 March 2011, 00:56:50        
B53 Jankie Sondiyazi, no audio available        
B54 Jeffrey Rampou, 01:44:48        
B55 Joe Kgopane (Kgophane), transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Kwa-Thema, 30 March 2012, 00:52:08        
B56 Joe Legamana, 01:44:32        
B57 Joe Mabuza, 00:28:35        
B58 Joe Matthews, no audio available        
B59 John Mowbrey, no audio available        
B60 Joseph Dube, 01:08:58        
B61 Jurry (Jurie) Harris, 01:14:55        
B62 Kalushi Kalushi, no audio available        
B63 Kwena Manamela, 01:07:49        
B64 Langa Qinisela (Silangwe), 01:06:05        
B65 Lawrence Xola, no audio available        
B66 Lucas Motsoane, no audio available        
B67 Maggie Magubane, 00:48:08        
B68 Mandisa Solo, 01:37:37        
B69 Mandla Gxanyana, no transcript available, 01:33:13 
B70 Mandla Isaac Gai (Rayi), no audio available        
B71 Mankoto Lesufi, 01:17:17        
B72 Manne Thebe, 01:19:42        
B73 Martin Stevens, no audio available        
B74 Mashego, no transcript available, 01:33:54 
B75 Matlakala Lebetsa (Lebitsa), 00:40:05        
B76 Matome Raphasha, no transcript available, 00:45:22 
B77 Mbali Sithonga (Mbalisi Tonga), no audio available        
B78 Mbuso Mabuza, 01:18:23        
B79 Mbuso Ngubane, 01:19:18        
B80 Michael Coetzee, 00:56:17        
B81 Mlungisi Twana, 01:30:46        
B82 Mogaledi Malekisi (Mkhawuleli Maleki), no audio available        
B83 Molefe Pheto, no audio available        
B84 Morgan Mathebula, no audio available        
B85 Moses Lamola, 00:54:23        
B86 Mpho Seane, 00:59:53        
B87 Musa Bhengu, 01:14:42        
B88 Mzwandile Radebe, 01:04:37        
B89 Ndomane Tibane, no audio available        
B90 Ndosi Shongwe, 01:01:32        
B91 Nelson Mhlanga, 00:57:14        
B92 Nelson Msimang, 05:12:48        
B93 Nelson Semenya, no audio available        
B94 Nomthandazo Mahlangu, 01:22:03        
B95 Nomvula Mkhize, 01:14:12        
B96 Norman Kaplan, no transcript available, 01:14:15 
B97 Omar Parker, 02:46:17        
B98 Osborne Galeni, 02:07:18        
B99 Oupa Msiza, 01:09:53        
B100 Oupa Rakau, 01:44:11        
B101 not filled 
B102 Paul Sephawul (Nephawe), 01:04:03        
B103 Phemelo Keukopilwe (Samson Keupilwe), 01:39:29        
B104 Phillip Modau (Mdau), 01:43:43        
B105 Phimelele Lore, 01:17:45        
B106 Pitso (Yunus Pico) Megae, 01:38:10        
B107 Qondile Dube, 00:38:11        
B108 Refilwe Ndzuta, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, no place, 25 June 2010, 01:00:53        
B109 Robert Mashego, no audio available        
B110 Ronald Mofokeng, no audio available, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Katlehong, undated        
B111 Rundall Howard, 01:20:38        
B112 Rusty Moagi, 01:17:13        
B113 Ruth Ledwaba, 01:02:37        
B114 not filled 
B115 Sabelo (Sydney) Hobongwana, 01:59:40        
B116 Sam Mokoena, 00:55:56        
B117 Samora Nene, 01:44:17        
B118 Sebastian Hempe, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, New Brighton, 31 March 2011, 00:49:35        
B119 Selinah Monametsi, 01:40:22        
B120 Shirley Kok, no audio available        
B121 Sibongile Masangwana, 01:11:53        
B122 Sibongile Mawela, 01:12:45        
B123 Silas Letsemo (Letsime), 01:16:50        
B124 Silence Matsane, 01:47:33        
B125 Simon Mathe, 01:06:10        
B126 Simon Mogashana, 00:55:32        
B127 Simon Sonyane, 01:00:57        
B128 Sitonga, no transcript available, 01:16:24 
B129 Siyabonga Kobese, no transcript available, 00:58:31 
B130 Sizwe Motha, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Nelspruit, 3 August 2012, 00:40:05        
B131 Sontaga Mantlhakga, 00:36:56        
B132 Sonti Motiang, 00:54:25        
B133 Special (David) Radebe, 01:32:43        
B134 Stanley Yishaka (Yisaka)        
B135 Steve Moseki, no transcript available, 01:40:37 
B136 Surprise Mokoena, 01:12:46        
B137 Sydney Yengane (Nyengane), no audio available        
B138 Tata Makhase, no audio available        
B139 Tebogo Steve Moseki, no audio available        
B140 Tembekile Vena, 02:18:09        
B141 Thabedi (Alfred Chabedi) Mosala, 01:45:54        
B142 Thalitha Jona, no transcript available, 01:36:27 
B143 Thamsanqa Mfazwe,01:49:17        
B144 Thandi Makapela, 00:53:32        
B145 Themba Mabuza, 01:05:28        
B146 Thembi Ngwenyama, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Vaal, 29 September 2011, 00:52:28        
B147 Thoko Magagula, no audio available        
B148 Tinarha Friday, no transcript available, 01:55:02 
B149 Tiny (Nthatane) Mabena, 01:02:50        
B150 Tshepo Ngwenya, 00:55:04        
B151 Veli Rolly Xipu, transcript edited by Jenny Grice, Kwa-Thema, 21 December 2010, 01:57:13        
B152 Veronica Mesatshwa, 01:21:23        
B153 Victoria Mabogola, 00:36:54        
B154 Vusi Landu, 00:40:23        
B155 Wanda Mavubengwana, 01:30:49        
B156 Welile Nduluma, no audio available        
B157 William Mabapa, 01:10:08        
B158 Wilson Monareng, 01:02:03        
B159 Wiseman Mangali, 00:50:07        
B160 Xolile Boss Nxu, 01:10:54        
B161 Zandile Nkosi, 01:28:31