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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
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
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...
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
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
29 August 2012
Socialist Party members joined thousands of Londoners at the Notting Hill carnival on Bank Holiday Monday, campaigning for solidarity with South African Lonmin mineworkers, writes Neil Cafferky.
22 August 2012
Stop the exploitation of workers by ruthless multinational: Trade unionists in Britain have been stunned by the scenes of slaughter on TV from the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, writes Rob Williams.
1 September 2010
THE COSATU trade union federation in South Africa has warned the African National Congress (ANC) government to meet 1.3 million public sector workers' demands for an 8.6% pay increase and a housing allowance of R1,000 a month, writes Weizmann Hamilton of the Democratic Socialist Movement in South Africa.
9 June 2010
NOTHING SYMBOLISES more graphically the ugliness that forms the backdrop to the beautiful game than all the scandals, corruption and greed surrounding the 2010 World Cup, writes Sheri and Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement, South Africa.
6 May 2009
ON 22 APRIL, in a record turnout that reversed falls in voter registration and polling in the two previous elections, 17.9 million voters - the highest number since the first democratic elections in 1994 - returned the African National Congress to power in a landslide, falling short of a two-thirds, writes Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM - CWI, South Africa).
8 October 2008
THE RESIGNATION of South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki on 20 September after being 'recalled' by the executive committee of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) allied to Mbeki's rival - Jacob Zuma - has plunged the ANC into its most serious political crisis and a potential split. Weizmann Hamilton of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM, CWI in South Africa) explains the background and the likely consequences.
15 September 2005
South Africa: IN THE biggest strike wave since 1996, South African workers recently went onto the offensive demanding a share of the economic boom...
25 September 2004
1 May 2004
TEN YEARS ago saw the first election in post-Apartheid South Africa where the entire adult population, black, white and coloured, was entitled to vote. ...
24 April 2004
THE AFRICAN National Congress's (ANC) overwhelming majority in South Africa's general election - nearly 70% of the vote - has predictably been hailed by its leadership and most of the media as a ringing endorsement of its policies...
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