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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
22 March 2013
Over 500 Tshwane workers, mineworkers' delegates, and trade union and community activists packed a community hall in Pretoria to launch the new Workers and Socialist Party
21 February 2013
The conference of the Democratic Socialist Movement pledged to continue the fight against the brutal mining bosses and ruthless South African capitalists, writes Peter Taaffe
20 February 2013
Hardening solid gold: About 60 delegates and visitors from across South Africa's platinum and gold mines, townships and villages, gathered on 9-11 February in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, for the Democratic Socialist Movement's (DSM) national conference
14 February 2013
Delegates and visitors from across South Africa's platinum and gold mines, townships and villages, gathered on 9-11 February for the DSM national conference (CWI in South Africa)
6 February 2013
The threat by mining giant Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to close four shafts, sell one mine and lay off 14,000 mineworkers in their Rustenburg operations is an open challenge to the entire working class
9 January 2013
An event that has the potential to change the political landscape of South Africa was marked in the founding of a new political party.
12 December 2012
'An historical faultline': The recent determined struggle of South African miners, who have braved bloody repression by state forces, has created political shockwaves throughout the country...
31 October 2012
Following the massacre at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, in August, readers will be shocked and disgusted to learn of the on-going horrendous attacks on striking miners...
17 October 2012
The Democratic Socialist Movement is playing a decisive role in the mineworkers' dispute, assisting and leading the strike committees and posing a socialist alternative to the corruption and betrayal of the ANC and NUM leaders, writes Alec Thraves, just back from South Africa
10 October 2012
An interview with Democratic Socialist Movement member Mametlwe Sebei, who is playing a leading role in the Marikana platinum miners' strike committee; plus two articles on South African history as part of series marking Black History Month
3 October 2012
Workers' struggles continue throughout the industry: On 18 September, after six weeks of defiant strike action - when over 40 miners were killed by police acting on behalf of the mining bosses - Marikana platinum miners in Rustenburg, South Africa, won a significant 22% pay increase...
26 September 2012
After six weeks of defiant strike action in the teeth of violent attacks by police acting on behalf of the mining bosses, when over 40 miners were killed, the Marikana platinum miners have won a significant 22% pay increase and a R2,000 payment for loss of earnings from mine owners, Lonmin...
19 September 2012
After six weeks of defiant strike action in the teeth of violent attacks by police acting on behalf of the mining bosses, when over 40 miners were killed, the Marikana platinum miners have been offered a significant 11-22% pay increase by mine owners, Lonmin
5 September 2012
In the face of widespread anger, the National Prosecuting Authority has been forced to provisionally withdraw the murder charges against the 270 Lonmin platinum miners arrested after the 16 August Marikana massacre and to release them
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