“Farmgate” Threatens the Very Foundations of Capitalist Stability in South Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces an impeachment vote Tuesday. More than a simple case of corruption, it’s a political crisis of the ruling party and of capitalist stability in the country.
Sam CarlinerDecember 5, 2022
South African Logistics Workers Strike against Inflation
South African port and freight-rail workers are on strike, using their strategic power to fight the rising cost of living. This can offer important lessons for other logistics workers who are organizing strikes.
Sam CarlinerOctober 12, 2022
South Africa’s Striking Clover Workers: Defending Jobs and Wages, Fighting Israeli Capital, Building Solidarity with Palestine
Thousands of workers at the Clover dairy company in South Africa have been on strike for more than two months, battling an Israeli company that is slashing jobs and wages. Clover aims to destroy a vital source of people’s basic needs in the country — all in the interest of capitalist profits. The South African government is colluding with this assault.
Scott CooperFebruary 1, 2022
160,000 Metalworkers in South Africa are On Strike for Higher Wages
Union metalworkers in South Africa, organized in NUMSA, are on an unlimited strike for an 8-percent wage increase.
Ju AngioOctober 10, 2021
At Least 70 Killed During Protests in South Africa After Former President Zuma Is Jailed
The imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court triggered protests and violent repression in several South African cities. Corruption, internal conflicts in the ruling party, poverty, unemployment, and the pandemic are fueling the mobilization.
Juan Andrés GallardoJuly 14, 2021
Dockworkers in South Africa Refuse to Offload Israeli Cargo Ship in Solidarity with Palestine
Dockworkers in the port city of Durban, South Africa have refused to offload an Israeli cargo ship in solidarity with Palestinians.
Otto ForsMay 21, 2021
Steve Biko: Murdered by South African Cops On this Day in 1977
Steve Biko, South African socialist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, was murdered by the cops 43 years ago today. His legacy lives on in the critically important contributions he and BCM made to the struggle against apartheid.
Scott CooperSeptember 12, 2020
Killer Cops Are Global: South African Police Murder Teen with Down Syndrome
Protests ignite in Johannesburg, South Africa after police murdered a 16-year boy with Down Syndrome when he did not respond to police demands. Black people across the world are standing up to fight back against the police and the state in cities across the globe.
Carmin MaffeaAugust 29, 2020
Day Zero is Already Here for Cape Town’s Poor
Cape Town, South Africa is experiencing a drought so severe that the local government has announced the city’s water taps will be shut off indefinitely in 2019. However, for the city’s Black and poor residents, the water emergency has been a reality for years.
Robert BelanoMarch 30, 2018
Prospects for a Working Class Revolutionary Socialist Party in South Africa
Radical leftists in South Africa and beyond have broadly welcomed NUMSA’s 2018 New Year’s resolution to establish a workers’ party in the near future. What is to be expected?
Peter JacobsFebruary 3, 2018