05 January 2016
Forthcoming film London Recruits tells the story of young activists who fought apartheid. Sabby Sagall spoke to some of them about that struggle
27 October 2015
After ten days of unprecedented protests, students in South Africa have won an interim demand that there be no increases in university fees next year.
18 August 2015
Leading South African Amcu miners’ union activist Makhanya Siphamandla was due to start trial this week. He is charged with attempted murder.
30 June 2015
The South African state’s official inquiry into the killing of 34 striking miners in 2012 has provoked shock and disbelief, Rehad Desai and Jim Nichol told Ken Olende
30 June 2015
Despite attempts to whitewash government collusion, the official report into South Africa’s Marikana massacre taints the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Cops opened fire on striking miners in 2012, killing dozens.
05 May 2015
This is an edited version of an open letter from activists asking why the results of the inquiry into the massacre have not yet been made public
21 April 2015
A new left is emerging from the splits of the ruling ANC party. But not all the new radicals are involved, reports Ken Olende
10 March 2015
Thanks for solidarity from released South Africans, fighting canal evictions, causes of child abuse and Palestine protest at Glasgow University
03 March 2015
South African police have arrested 49 activists after opening fire on two protests on Thursday of last week. These include Trevor Ngwane, a well known figure in anti-privatisation campaigns.
17 February 2015
Activist and filmmaker Anita Khana writes from Johannesburg as the ANC turns on its radical opponents
16 December 2014
Hong Kong police clear last camps | Palestinian minister killed | Numsa union to challenge ANC | Nigerian oil workers walk out
02 December 2014
Director Goran Olsson new film is a first hand account of the anti-colonial struggles in Africa—and calls on us to carry on the fight today, writes Saba Shiraz
25 November 2014
South African trade union federation Cosatu has temporarily eased its all out assault on the country’s largest union, Numsa, which it recently expelled.
18 November 2014
The crisis caused by the expulsion of South Africa’s biggest union, Numsa, from the Cosatu federation continues to grow.
11 November 2014
The South African trade union federation Cosatu expelled the country’s biggest union, Numsa, last Saturday.
19 August 2014
More than 10,000 people rallied for the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre last Saturday. In 2012 South African police gunned down 112 striking platinum miners, killing 34.
12 August 2014
Rehad Desai, director of the Miners Shot Down film, talked to Socialist Worker about why it’s a must-see for trade unionists
05 August 2014
Some of South Africa’s bosses are already trying to renege on an agreement made with metal workers’ union Numsa last week.
29 July 2014
Metal and engineering workers in South Africa ended their four-week strike this week having forced bosses to make major concessions.
22 July 2014
Union representatives from the Numsa metal workers’ union in South Africa were in talks as Socialist Worker went to press.