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close this bookViolence at Work - Second Edition (ILO, 2000, 192 p.)
close this folderPART I: UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE AT WORK
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close this folderThe emergence of violence at work as an issue
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South Africa

Workplace hostilities in South Africa are reported as “abnormally high”. Preliminary results from a 1998-99 Internet survey indicate that 78 per cent of South Africans who took part in the survey had experienced hostile behaviour at the workplace during their working life.12

12 Information and statement provided to the ILO in June 1999 by S. Marais-Steinman, co-author (with M. Herman) of Corporate hyenas at work, Pretoria, Kagiso Publishers, 1997.