Alexander Hepple papers

Descriptive Summary

Alexander Hepple papers
Northwestern University, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
6.26 Linear feet
Language of Materials note
Collection is predominantly in English; some materials are in Afrikaans.
Hepple, Alex, 1904-1983

Biographical note

Alex Hepple was a member of the South African Parliament from 1948-1948. He was Parliamentary leader of the South African Labour Party and closely associated with the South African trade union movement for many years. Because of his practical experience in collective bargaining and labor affairs Hepple is a recognized authority on labor legislation and trade unionism. He served as chairman of the Defence and Aid Fund Committee in 1960, and was also a member of the Education League and the Campaign for Right and Justice. He was manager of Azet Products (Pty) Ltd. in Johannesburg (dates unknown); Azet Products being a bacon and small goods manufacturers.

Scope and Contents note

The Alex Hepple Papers contain materials about his association with South African trade unions, particularly the Garment Workers' Union. Hepple's concern for equality of opportunity, especially for the African labor force, is evidenced in his newspaper articles and other writings, and in the parliamentary debate records.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 March 22 by Andrew Steadham and Lauren Kalal.

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