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A step towards a new left workers' party in South Africa

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

Clampdown on socialists in South Africa leads to 49 arrests

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.

Ruling ANC uses violence to silence opposition

17 February 2015
Activist and filmmaker Anita Khana writes from Johannesburg as the ANC turns on its radical opponents

International round-up

16 December 2014
Hong Kong police clear last camps | Palestinian minister killed | Numsa union to challenge ANC | Nigerian oil workers walk out

Concerning Violence—a powerful depiction of the struggle against oppression

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

Backlash after South African Numsa union expelled

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.

Union anger deepens over Cosatu expulsion of Numsa in South Africa

18 November 2014
The crisis caused by the expulsion of South Africa’s biggest union, Numsa, from the Cosatu federation continues to grow. 

Numsa expulsion is a sign of the crisis in South Africa

11 November 2014
The South African trade union federation Cosatu expelled the country’s biggest union, Numsa, last Saturday.

Rally for massacred Marikana miners

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. 

Miners Shot Down - film exposes murder and collusion in South Africa

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

South African bosses try to back out of deal with metal workers

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.    

South Africa strike wins gains for metal workers

29 July 2014
Metal and engineering workers in South Africa ended their four-week strike this week having forced bosses to make major concessions.  

South Africa strikers in talks

22 July 2014
Union representatives from the Numsa metal workers’ union in South Africa were in talks as Socialist Worker went to press.

International round-up

15 July 2014
Union mocks the bosses in South Africa | US intervenes after Afghan election | New threat despite stalemate in Ukraine

International round-up

08 July 2014
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested

Platinum miners’ victory is shaking South Africa

01 July 2014
The nightmare is not over for South Africa’s ruling class as more workers now plan to walk out after the success of the miners’ strike, reports Ken Olende

Five-month strike wins big pay rise for miners in South Africa

24 June 2014
South African platinum miners force bosses to pay up after five-month battle, writes Ken Olende

Striking platinum miners need support as winter hits South Africa

03 June 2014
South Africa’s platinum bosses and the striking Amcu union are both considering a new proposal to end the 18-week strike.

Striking South African platinum miners need solidarity to win

20 May 2014
South African platinum miners last week defied a concerted attempt to break their four-month strike for a living wage. But to win they need solidarity from workers everywhere.

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