Intergroup conflict within a South African mining company
- Authors: Havenga, Werner , Visagie, Jan , Linde, Herman , Gobind, Jenni
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Mining industry - South Africa , Intergroup dynamics , Conflict management , Industrial relations
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5903 , ISSN 1993-8233 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8022
- Description: The uncertainty that accompanies organizational change heightens prospects for intra-organizational conflict. Notwithstanding this, the knowledge base on the sources (or causes) of organizational conflict is underdeveloped – largely as a result of a low incidence of empirical research, and in particular in South Africa. The current study explored the perceived sources of intergroup conflict in a South African mining company. The aim of this research is to investigate intergroup conflict and to look into how intergroup conflict influences employment relations throughout all levels of the organization. From a probability population of 1000 in the twelve departments a random sample of 200 employees was chosen to participate in the research. This number represents 20% of the total population. Intergroup conflict was analysed and evaluated. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made on the occurrence of intergroup conflict based on the findings of the literature and empirical study. Data frequencies, correlations and a correlation analysis were performed through the SPSS programme.
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South African Industrial Conciliation Act of 1924 and current affirmative action : an analysis of labour economic history
- Authors: Jordaan, Charline , Ukpere, Wilfred I.
- Date: 2011-02
- Subjects: Apartheid , Affirmative action , Industrial relations , Labour unions , South Africa. Industrial Conciliation Act, 1924
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5818 , ISSN 1993-8233 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7834
- Description: This paper is directed towards making a comparison between the Industrial Conciliation Act (ICA) of 1924 and the current Affirmative Action (AA) in South Africa (SA), in order trace their respective impact to industrial relations in SA. First and foremost, it is necessary to give an overview of Industrial relations within the period of 1924 to 1948, and to identify three events that took place within that period and give a discussion of the events. Furthermore, the impact of those events on the labour legislation at that time, and its effect on the labour relationship will be analysed. Additionally, the different approaches used during these periods towards the labour relationship will be reviewed. Finally, an analysis will be made between Industrial Conciliation Act of 1924 and the current South African Affirmative Action.
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