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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.
8 April 2015
Without doubt the 28 March presidential election was a major turning point for Nigeria. For the first time in the country's 55 year existence as an independent country, a ruling party was roundly defeated in an election
19 November 2014
When Nigeria is mentioned in the British press it is usually to report the horrors of Boko Haramís latest terrorist attack or the - at least for now - successful battle against Ebola. However, there is another side to Nigeria - the magnificent history of struggle by the working class
14 May 2014
The abduction of over 200 girls from a school in Nigeria sparked global outrage
5 March 2014
Book review: Over the weekend of 1-2 March, 74 people were killed in a terror bombing by Boko Haram insurgents in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria
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...
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.
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:.
22 May 2013
The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has denounced Amplats' (Anglo American - the world's largest platinum producer) cold-blooded plans to slash 6,000 jobs
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
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)
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.
11 January 2012
Nigeria has been gripped by widespread anger and protest since the sudden New Year's Day announcement of a more than doubling in the price of fuel; something which hits not just transport of people and goods but also fuel for the generators people need for electricity and fuel for cooking...
4 January 2012
Among the more audacious previous attacks of Boko Haram were the bombings of the National Police headquarters and the United Nations office in the capital, Abuja, writes Segun Sango, General secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM - CWI, Nigeria).
20 July 2011
As the Socialist goes to press, the two-week strike by workers belonging to the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) has been settled, with the union claiming to have won above inflation pay rises and concessions over the use of temporary workers though labour brokers...
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.
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