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12 October 2016
University students have resumed their battle from last year against tuition fees hikes and for free education. In doing so, they have taken on South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) political establishment. Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp, CWI South Africa) activists explain what's at stake.
29 October 2015
On 24 October the homes of several members of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI, Sweden) as well as a party office in Gothenburg were fire bombed
15 July 2015
In August 2012, 34 striking miners were shot dead by South African police. Not unexpectedly, the newly released report completely exonerates the government.
1 April 2015
On 16-17 April Numsa, South Africa's metalworkers union, the largest union on the African continent, will be convening a 'conference for socialism'
8 October 2014
The May general election in South Africa saw the ANC returned to power for the fifth consecutive time but there is widespread speculation that President Zuma will not see out his second term
14 May 2014
The African National Congress has been re-elected with 62%, a marginal decline of 3.5% on 2009. Given the scandal-filled term of president Zuma, ANC strategists must nevertheless be breathing a sigh of relief
2 April 2014
There may be a big struggle to raise the finances for the Workers And Socialist Party (WASP) general election campaign but there was no shortage of enthusiasm at the WASP manifesto launch in South Africa on 29 March
12 February 2014
South African president and ANC leader Jacob Zuma has announced the country's 2014 general elections will take place on 7 May
8 January 2014
Delegates at the special congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have taken the bold and historic decision to cut ties with the governing party, the African National Congress (ANC)
8 January 2014
After Nelson Mandela's death, the articles in the Socialist on the fight against apartheid and on South African workers' struggles stood alone in clearly explaining the real history
6 December 2013
The worldwide tsunami of responses to Mandela's death reflects the almost universal disgust at the system of apartheid
13 November 2013
The meeting room in central Cardiff was packed with trade unionists and young socialists to hear Mametlwe Sebei, of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM, the Socialist Party's sister organisation in South Africa) - active in supporting the South African miners' strikes and building the new Workers and Socialist Party (WASP)
16 October 2013
Leading WASP and Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) member Mametlwe Sebei will be a speaker at the Socialism 2013 rally being held in London on 2 November. Sebei spoke to the Socialist...
19 August 2013
On 16 August 2012, at Marikana, a bloody line was drawn in South Africa's political sand when police shot dead 34 workers and wounded 78
14 August 2013
On Wednesday 3 August the Sefateng Stadium in Atok was filled with revolutionary workers' songs. More than 700 people had come to the stadium to launch the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) in Limpopo, writes Meschak Komani, DSM, South Africa.
3 July 2013
On 24 June the Socialist Party held a public meeting in Leeds on the struggles in South Africa.
29 May 2013
Over the past several months, the South African affiliate of the Committee for a Workers' International, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), has been working with others to launch the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) as a broad party of the working class aiming to unite the struggles of work, writes South Africa:.
25 April 2013
Labour MP Peter Hain returned to his native South Africa to try to discover why the ANC government is losing the support of the black working class
Workers and Socialist Party Registers at the Electorial Commission in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, photo S Figg
24 April 2013
First steps toward uniting struggles: Following the launch of the new Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) on 21 March, work is continuing to complete the formal registration of the party and establish its structures across South Africa, writes Liv Shange, DSM South Africa.
27 March 2013
On 21 March - coinciding with the 1960 Sharpeville massacre memorial day - over 500 Tshwane workers, mineworkers' delegates, trade union and community activists launched WASP
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