Coloured townships explode
by Weizmann Hamilton, Eldorado Park WASP On 08 May, 2017, simmering resentment at increasingly unbearable social conditions exploded into burning anger in the biggest service delivery protests in Eldorado Park, Gauteng’s largest coloured township, to the south of Johannesburg, since the end of apartheid. Although the looting and violent destruction of property that followed for two days thereafter threatened toRead the rest of this page »
TUT betrays workers
Insourcing agreement torn-up by management Mass meeting of TUT workers HOSTS: #OutsourcingMustFall DATE: Saturday 20 May 2017 TIME: 09h00 VENUE: Burgers Park, Lilian Ngoyi & Jeff Masemola, Pretoria CBD TUT management has broken the agreement that they signed with representatives of outsourced cleaners, landscapers, security guards and caterers on 11 February 2016. It is clear that management never had anyRead the rest of this page »
Which way forward for the students?
by Mametlwe Sebei, Executive Committee This article appears in the current issue of Izwi Labasebenzi (Feb-July 2017). The #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement swept universities and the entire country with a protest wave against the unaffordable fees that exclude poor students from higher education. Alongside this, the outsourcing of university cleaning, security and other key services, that plunged workers into precarious employmentRead the rest of this page »
March against Zuma – raise the voice of workers & youth
Executive Committee statement The Workers and Socialist Party calls upon all workers – organised and unorganised, youth, democrats, social movement activists, socialists and all people committed to equality and prosperity for all — to support #OutsourcingMustFall and #FeesMustFall and unite in protest against the corrupt Zuma-led cabal that has effectively established a dictatorship over the ANC and society as aRead the rest of this page »
Political crisis – working class must lead
The cabinet reshuffle Zuma announced, like a thief in the night, at 12am on 31 March, 2017, is the most audacious act of factional manouevering since Zuma’s election as president of the ANC in 2007 and of the country in 2009. It has rightly been met with outrage. It is this administration’s most defiant public pledge of allegiance to theRead the rest of this page »
SASSA CRISIS Capitalism and Corruption: two sides of the same bloody coin!
by Weizmann Hamilton, WASP Executive Committee The contract awarded to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to distribute social welfare grants to 17 million people reveals everything that is rotten in the capitalist system and the Zuma-led ANC government. It has exposed a web of corruption connecting CPS, its parent, the US-owned Net1 UEPS, BEE front men, the Minister of Social Development,Read the rest of this page »
COALITION OF CIVICS AGAINST XENOPHOBIA
The Workers and Socialist Party has helped to initiate the formation of a coalition of community groups to combat the growing threat of xenophobic violence. Below is the public statement of the Coalition of Civics Against Xenophobia. No to xenophobia and scapegoating Build unity to end crime and poverty Communities across South Africa are frustrated with the serious socialRead the rest of this page »
No to xenophobia! United struggle for jobs, houses and services for all
Organise against xenophobia Organise our communities to fight crime and drugs Contact WASP on 082 471 2034 to work with us on this issue. Download this article as a printable flyer here. Mamelodi Concerned Residents is handing out flyers around Tshwane. They want people to march against “illegal immigrants”. They are blaming “foreigners” for all the problems in our communitiesRead the rest of this page »
No to homophobia!
For a united working class movement against prejudice & discrimination Bishop Dag Heward-Mills caused controversy during his guest sermon at the Grace Bible Church on Sunday when he told the congregation that homosexuality was “unnatural”. Somizi Mhlongo, a member of the congregation and a gay man, walked out of the church in outrage at the remarks. He later posted aRead the rest of this page »
Protest Trump’s Inauguration on Friday
VENUE: US Consulate ADDRESS: 1 Sandton Drive (opposite Sandton City), Johannesburg TIME: from 5pm DATE: Friday, 20 January Solidarity with the American working class! Build a global united working class movement against imperialism and reaction Friday will see the biggest protests in the United States to ever welcome the inauguration (swearing in to office)Read the rest of this page »