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18 September 2017

Chesterfield Socialist Party: South Africa

It was a quarter of a century ago that the white South African government and the African National Congress signalled the end of apartheid

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31 May 2017

South Africa: burning anger

The constant smoke from wood fires, as township residents attempt to keep warm from the freezing winter nights in their flimsy tin shacks, is just one of the reasons for the night-time smog surrounding Johannesburg

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29 March 2017

South Africa: Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

Over recent months a new wave of xenophobic violence has threatened to engulf South Africa.

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9 November 2016

South Africa: State victimises #OutsourcingMustFall activists

Two leading activists of the #OutsourcingMustFall movement, both members of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP, CWI South Africa), are facing legal harassment for their role in supporting the struggle for free education.

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26 October 2016

Book review: Fighting racism in football

Non-fiction: Pitch Black: Raph Parkinson's letter in the Socialist issue 920 on racism in football highlights an issue which has sadly been long present in the game. A recent book by Emy Onuora - 'Pitch Black: the story of black British footballers' - looks at the history of racism in football, and the effect this has had on the footballers themselves.

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12 October 2016

South Africa: The battle for free education

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.

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23 March 2016

Socialist Party national congress 2016

A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.

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10 February 2016

International news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Irish general election, South Africa outsourcing victory and campaigning for workers' rights in Taiwan

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5 November 2015

Johannesburg university struggle - solidarity needed

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) in South Africa is appealing for letters of protest to be sent to the management of the University of Johannesburg (UJ)

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29 October 2015

South African student solidarity demo

The power of protest was clear on 23 October. Angry students gave orders to a senior diplomat and prevented the arrest of a peaceful demonstrator.

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15 July 2015

The Marikana report - a whitewash

In August 2012, 34 striking miners were shot dead by South African police. Not unexpectedly, the newly released report completely exonerates the government.

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May Day in central London, photo Paul Mattsson

May Day in central London, photo Paul Mattsson

30 April 2015

125 years of May Day: Learn lessons of past struggles

This year marks the 125th International Workers' Day, or 'May Day'. The original call for workers' demonstrations around the world on 1 May was made in July 1889 at the International Socialist Workers Congress in Paris

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1 April 2015

South Africa: campaigning for a working class party

On 16-17 April Numsa, South Africa's metalworkers union, the largest union on the African continent, will be convening a 'conference for socialism'

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8 October 2014

South Africa: "A workers' party must emerge"

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

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photo DSM

2 July 2014

South Africa - victory in platinum miners' strike!

The Workers' and Socialist Party (WASP) hails the resolution of the five-month-long strike in the South African platinum sector as a victory not only for the mineworkers and their union Amcu, but for all workers and poor people

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28 May 2014

Election appeal - don't delay!

Now is the time to pay any remaining pledges into the Socialist Party Election Appeal!

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14 May 2014

South Africa: The ANC victory, WASP and the EFF

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

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2 April 2014

South Africa: It's your opportunity to make history!

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

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19 March 2014

South Africa: WASP registers for the 2014 elections

The Workers And Socialist Party (WASP) in South Africa has registered for this year's elections to the national assembly and for the provincial legislatures of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng

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