This month marks 100 years since the promulgation of the Industrial Conciliation Act in 1924, a pivotal piece of legislation that formed the basis for future SA’s labour relations. It introduced industrial councils and a system of voluntary collective bargaining.

This act was in response to the Rand Rebellion of 1922, when about 25,000 mineworkers went on strike, resulting in 5,000 strikers being arrested and 150 people killed...

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