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  • Responses

    Sakhela Buhlungu: It has taken more than 20 years for the dominant current of South Africa's labour movement to begin to emerge from stasis resulting

  • Developments in NUMSA

    Developments in NUMSA are of considerable significance, portending substantial changes in the South African political landscape. Notably this entails the

  • Where is the EFF?: A brief account of the EFF’s existence thus far

    'A giant is born,' said Julius Malema, 'the Commander-in-Chief' of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at the confirmation of the party's registration

  • Interview with Irvin Jim

    At NUMSA's Special Congress in December you voted to hold socio-economic strikes, the first of which is coming up on 19 March to oppose the Employment

  • Ukraine

    The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine following the right-wing coup engineered by the United States and Germany and the intervention of Russia into Crimea

  • Venezuela

    Venezuela is once again in the grip of violent protests, targeting the post-Chavez administration of Nicholas Maduro and which have claimed at least 19

  • ZUMA Victory a Call for the Left to Vuka

    An earthquake has hit the ANC. A new leadership has wiped out the Mbeki regime in the ANC leadership race. This is comparable to a landslide victory for

  • UNCLE SAM’S BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES

    Book Review REEL POWER: HOLLYWOOD CINEMA AND AMERICAN SUPREMACY AUTHOR: MATTHEW ALFORD PLUTO PRESS 2010 Just when you thought it was safe to start

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The Platinum Strike, a

Platinum Strike interview

  by Benjamin Fogel

A!:       Could you give some background to the ongoing strike, and explain the factors that led to the continuing mass action?

M:        The undermining by employers, by not coming to (fulfilling) their offer that the workers in 2012 died for. Impala, Anglo and Lonmin, the bosses of those three companies don’t want to pay what they promised the workers who passed away in 2012. They undermine the ...


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Selections from NUMSA's scathing

Irvin-Jim-NumsaSome choice bits from NUMSA's response to COSATU

The full text can be found here 

13. We have boldly maintained that at the heart of the crisis in COSATU are two opposing forces: the forces of capitalism and the forces socialism. The capitalist forces within the Federation seek to make workers to understand and tolerate the continuation of white monopoly capitalist domination, by accepting elements of the neoliberal NDP.


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Why the Western Media are getting

by Khalid Shaalan 

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this article orginally appeared Mada Masr

Western media coverage of the massive waves of protests in Egypt over the past two days is revealing of a number of problems that plague knowledge production about the Arab world.

As crowds across the country were just warming up for the historic protests, around midday on 30 June, reports from Cairo appearing on Western broadcast and online news outlets focused on projecting an ima...


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The Fall of Bophutaswana

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By David Van Wyk

In 1994 the Bantustan Dictator, Lucas Mangope refused to participate in the transformation of South Africa. On Friday, 3 March 1994 we met as teachers at Rooigrond hotel which was just outside the fictional borders of Bophutatswana, and about a kilometer from Mangope's main prison. The reason for meeting there was because Mangope did not allow mass meetings in Mmabatho, the bantustan's capital. I was a high school teacher at ...


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The EFF and South Africa's

EFF_7by Thapelo Tselapedi 

It’s becoming common knowledge, if not a public secret, that the ANC and the DA, though differing ideologically, at least at the level of rhetoric, are not practically far from each other in terms of their policy recommendations for the country’s economic trajectory. And though they’re always having a go at each other, there’s a growing level of consensus on a few practical issues.


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Mandela's Democracy

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By Andrew Nash

from Monthly Review

The Tribal Model of DemocracyIn his speech from the dock, at his 1962 trial for inciting African workers to strike and leaving the country without a passport, Nelson Mandela described the initial formation of his political ideas. "Many years ago, when I was a boy brought up in my village in the Transkei, I listened to the elders of the tribe telling stories about the good old days, before the arrival of...


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