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31 May 2017
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
29 March 2017
Over recent months a new wave of xenophobic violence has threatened to engulf South Africa.
9 November 2016
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.
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
2 July 2014
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
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
19 March 2014
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
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
29 January 2014
Workers and Socialist Party calls for democratic control of the action: The ongoing struggle of mineworkers in South Africa for a R12,500 (£900) a month minimum wage has exploded into strikes in the platinum mines once more - called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)
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)
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:.
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