Retaking the Path of Struggle, Against the ANC and the CP

The wave of looting that occurred in South Africa in July showed the bankruptcy of the ANC/COSATU/Communist Party tripartite model of government. The left in general and the reformist left in particular try to minimize the events in this country. This text will try to demonstrate: a) that 300...

South Africa: Riots and Food Looting, the Wheel of History Turned

In recent months, sub-Saharan Africa has been shaken by numerous struggles. Youth and popular struggles in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland. Worker strikes in Kenya and Guinea. South Africa, ruled and controlled by the ANC/COSATU/Communist Party consortium for 27 years, seemed immune to this wave of struggles. The contradictions were...

Mandela’s Rainbow Nation Carries Out Barbaric Actions Against Black Immigrants

“No African is  a foreigner in Africa – except down in  South Africa" Achille Mbembe On June 16, Operation Dudula took place, which had been publicly prepared and convened for several weeks. The word dudula means to push in the Zulu language. Pushing immigrants out of the country. Acts of savagery and barbarism were...

German Government and Volkswagen: Populism and Repression in the South African Pandemic

The German government decided, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with South African Volkswagen, to support the battle against Coronavirus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. By Cesar Neto The initiative was presented to the press in June.  An important local newspaper reported this with the...

On Top of Coronavirus, Recession!

The South African government has just adopted two help lines. To save the bourgeoisie, up to US$ 16.2 bn. For the workers, 6 installments of US$ 18. By Yves Mwana Mayas and Cesar Neto   In the rainbow revolution, the bourgeois are bail out and the poor South Africa, together with Nigeria,...

No Black People Are Illegal in Africa. Refugees Go To Struggle

No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa Achille Mbembe, is from Cameroun, and he is professor and researcher of Witwatersrand University By Cesar Neto The plight of poor foreigners living in South Africa is terrible. Foreigners are 7% of the population. A substantial part are poor economic migrants...

South Africa: The Economic Crisis is Back, and Xenophobia is too.

There is a great coincidence between xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In 2008, at the height of the global economic crisis, a wave of xenophobia killed 42 people, injured hundreds and 25,000 people had to leave their homes. By Cesar Neto In 2019, when a new cycle of world economic crisis is...

Struggle for free education in South Africa: student is killed

There is a long history of student activism in South Africa. Students were part of the fight against apartheid. For many years, students have protested against the university fees, which prevent students from working class families from attending university. For example, the fees for a year at the University...

Marikana massacre [part 4]

The Farlam Commission is part of the capitalist instruments of violence against the masses The Farlam Commission lists as a central theme: ‘The Commission is of the view that the first „game changer‟ was another decision by the strikers, to enforce the unprotected strike by violence and Intimidation.’ (p512). In other...

Marikana massacre [part 3]

The NUM officials were well aware the RDO’s at Lonmin were underpaid but signed a two year agreement with Lonmin, where they were the sole bargaining union, which excluded addressing the wage demands of the RDO’s. This agreement was due to last until late in 2013. The NUM leaders...

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