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14 August 2013

South Africa: Limpopo WASP launch

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.

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3 July 2013

Leeds: Building support for workers in South Africa

On 24 June the Socialist Party held a public meeting in Leeds on the struggles in South Africa.

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29 May 2013

South Africa: Eye-witness to the developing struggle

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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South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation - BBC2 Wednesday, 24th April, photo BBC screen shot

South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation - BBC2 Wednesday, 24th April, photo BBC screen shot

25 April 2013

Review of 'South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation', BBC2 April 24th

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

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Workers and Socialist Party Registers at the Electorial Commission in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, photo S Figg

Workers and Socialist Party Registers at the Electorial Commission in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, photo S Figg

24 April 2013

South Africa: Workers and Socialist Party

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.

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27 March 2013

South Africa: Workers and Socialist Party Launched

On 21 March - coinciding with the 1960 Sharpeville massacre memorial day - over 500 Tshwane workers, mineworkers' delegates, trade union and community activists launched WASP

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 CWI flag at meeting of Harmony Gold workers, South Africa, February 2013 , photo by DSM

CWI flag at meeting of Harmony Gold workers, South Africa, February 2013 , photo by DSM

21 February 2013

South Africa: Big response for Workers' and Socialist Party

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

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6 February 2013

South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector

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

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9 January 2013

South Africa: Founding of Workers and Socialist Party

An event that has the potential to change the political landscape of South Africa was marked in the founding of a new political party.

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South African miners on strike 2012

South African miners on strike 2012

12 December 2012

South African miners' struggle

'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...

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31 October 2012

South African miners: the struggle continues

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...

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The explosion of struggle of the working class onto the scene of history that undermined Apartheid , photo by Reflex

10 October 2012

South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?'

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

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Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts - Russia Today video still

Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts - Russia Today video still

5 September 2012

South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites a political volcano

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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29 August 2012

Notting Hill carnival-goers support Lonmin miners

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.

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Rob Williams, chair, National Shop Stewards Network, addresses the protest outside the South African embassy, photo by  Socialist Party

22 August 2012

Support South African miners

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.

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1 September 2010

General strike movement sweeps South Africa

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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9 June 2010

Soccer World Cup 2010: South Africa, the ugly backdrop to the beautiful game

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.

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6 May 2009

ANC returned to power in election landslide

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).

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8 October 2008

Mbeki dismissed by ANC as South Africa's president

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.

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15 September 2005

South African workers gatecrash capitalists' party

South Africa: IN THE biggest strike wave since 1996, South African workers recently went onto the offensive demanding a share of the economic boom...

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