Journal of Defense Management

Journal of Defense Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0374

Makatipe Charles Kgosana

Makatipe Charles Kgosana
Military Academy,
Saldanha Bay, Saldanha, 7395m
South Africa

  • Research Article
    Trade Union in the Sandf: The Inevitable Consequence of Incompatible Values
    Author(s): Makatipe Charles KgosanaMakatipe Charles Kgosana

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has recently been plagued by incessant clashes between organisational political leadership and trade unions. The culminating point was the memorable march to Union Building that led to physical clashes between the police and unionised soldiers. That incident created a disparaging image of the military as the protector of the society. The situation necessitated a poignant question to be asked about the causes of that scene and the reasons for the existence of military trade unions (MTUs) in the SANDF. Generally, the underlying cause of unionization in organisations is the dissatisfaction with human resources management practices and the unresponsive leadership. In the SANDF the dissatisfaction is rooted in dichotomous values harboured by soldiers and their leaders. The political leaders expect and demand professional orientation while so.. Read More»

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