Nelson Mandela's "Irreversible" March to Freedom

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  • Uniting the Nation at the Rugby World Cup
  • Improving the Skills of Workers
  • Regulating the Rights of Trade Unions
  • Enforcing Children’s Right to Health Care
  • Providing Education Accessible to South African Youth
  • Mandela's Administration Brings Revolutionary Change
  • Creating a Diverse Government
  • Drafting a Brand New South Africa
  • Dressing Apartheid Wounds With Truth and Reconciliation
  • Restoring Land Confiscated During Apartheid
  • Protecting the Rights of Farm Workers

Regulating the Rights of Trade Unions

Trade unions in South Africa played a large role in enforcing racial disparity during apartheid and fostering reconciliation during Mandela’s administration. To better establish orderly collective bargaining and promote workplace democracy, the government passed The Labour Relations Act of 1995. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 and Employment Equity Act of 1998 also addressed this gap.

(Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

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