oa Graphix - Cape Chamber director - Ken Leid



Before the Cape Chamber of Printing was founded in March 1911, master printers remained in contact with each other on the principle that 'if they did not hang together they would almost certainly hang separately'. The employers were obliged to co-operate in their own interests to present their case to government for tariff protection but it was primarily trade union pressure following a serious strike in 1897 which obliged the employers to form a common front.


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