[For readers who are unfamiliar with SAFTU or the General Strike, see our previous, more comprehensive article on the topic] A planned general strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and allies has begun, and by all accounts, it has the makings of a seismic blow to the moribund political establishment in […]

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) plans a nationwide general strike for April 25th, involving all its affiliates, to oppose years of neoliberal austerity measures from the ANC-led Tripartite Alliance, especially their intensification in recent months with the introduction of extreme anti-labor reforms that could see the minimum wage virtually abolished. The strike […]

  [This letter was originally published at Pambazuka News, dated July 12, 2017, in response to an invitation extended by the SACP to the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) to attend their National Congress. SAFTU, after careful consideration, declined their invitation on the grounds that they had participated in a long series of […]

In the Free State province of South Afrika the local government has officially inaugurated two statues dedicated to the communist and anti-imperialist fighters against colonialism in Afrika and the world. Oliver Tambo, the former president of the ANC between 1967 and 1991, engaged in direct, hostile opposition to the colonial apartheid regime in conjunction with […]

[This open letter, authored by Zizi Kodwa, marks the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Oliver Tambo (the former president of the ANC) serves to summarize and criticize the deep corruption that now exists within the party. We feel that the points of this letter are profoundly important and must be grappled with. The following […]

“When you try a defendant for robbery, Honorable Judges, do you ask him how long he has been unemployed? Do you investigate his social context at all? You just send him to jail without further thought. You imprison the poor wretch who steals because he is hungry; but none of the hundreds who steal millions […]