10 December 2013
The death of Nelson Mandela has made the South African political establishment look at its own aims and record. Compared to the ideals of 1994 and the sacrifice of Mandela, their aspirations fall very short of what the mass of South Africa’s people want.
05 December 2013
Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid inspired millions of people across the world. Charlie Kimber looks back on his life and the struggle he helped lead
29 October 2013
New evidence backs miners in the fight for justice over the Marikana massacre, reports Ken Olende
25 October 2013
Socialist film maker Rehad Desai has uncovered previously unseen news footage of the beginning of the Marikana massacre in South Africa in August 2012.
15 October 2013
Striking platinum miners at South Africa’s Amplats company returned to work last week following concessions from bosses. A planned 3,300 redundancies have been shifted from being compulsory to voluntary by the strike.
01 October 2013
South African platinum miners at Amplats mines around Rustenburg came out on strike on Friday of last week against 3,300 planned redundancies.
24 September 2013
Newly revealed footage from after the Marikana mine massacre of 2012 shows Brigadier Adriaan Calitz, praising police for a perfectly executed plan. It was Calitz who had ordered the police to open fire on striking miners.
10 September 2013
Striking power workers put the lights out in Johannesburg, South Africa, for three days last week.
23 August 2013
Speeches by lawyer Jim Nichol and Julius Malema
20 August 2013
More than 15,000 people gathered in Marikana, South Africa, on Friday of last week to mark the first anniversary of the massacre when police gunned down striking miners.
13 August 2013
South Africa is going through a revolt. It started with the victorious strike at Marikana and a wave of wildcat strikes in the mines.
13 August 2013
Former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema has launched a new party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). He says we have political freedom, but it’s not enough without economic freedom too.
13 August 2013
A year after the Marikana massacre, miners’ lawyer Jim Nichol looks at the facts revealed by the inquiry
23 July 2013
Makhanya is a platinum miner at Amplats mine in Rustenburg and an AMCU union steward. He spoke to Ken Olende about the struggle in the pits
25 June 2013
Nelson Mandela was critically ill in hospital as Socialist Worker went to press.
04 June 2013
Two men walked into the National Union of Mineworkers office at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, and shot two officials on Monday of this week.
14 May 2013
Tensions between unions in South African mines have grown since last year’s massacre of striking miners, writes Rehad Desai
30 April 2013
A battle is underway over the leadership of South Africa’s two million-strong union federation Cosatu.
15 March 2013
Shocking new footage of the Marikana massacre in South Africa backs the miners’ version of events against police claims. Police shot 112 miners—killing 34—during a strike at Lonmin’s platinum mine last August.
31 December 2012
Some miners at Marikana were shot after being taken into custody by police, new evidence suggests. The evidence was given at South Africa’s Farlam Commission into the massacre.