Fonds BC1069 - Usher Collection

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Usher Collection


  • 1986-1993 (Creation)

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ca.5100 items

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Donated by Dick Usher

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This collection was donated to the Manuscripts and Archives Department of UCT Libraries by free lance labour journalist, Dick Usher. The collection reflects all aspects of Southern African life affecting Trade Unions and Trade Union activities. It comprises several hundred news items received in `fax' form reflecting events taking place in different parts of Southern Africa, particularly during the late 1980s and early 90s. Information on general topics such as Aids, Absenteeism, Privatization, Education and boycotts, as well as specific topics such as the Government budget in 1992, Codesa, the Presidents Council and Labour legislation, is also included. Lastly, some labour publications both by Dick Usher and other writers are included in the final section.


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  • English

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  • English



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