Vote “No” campaign is no solution to anger with the ANC

Kasrils 2

The Workers and Socialist Party welcomes the recognition of the comrades launching the ‘Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote “No” Campaign’ that the ANC is failing the working class and poor. We also appreciate their desire to do something about it. But we disagree with the campaigns founding statement because it does not offer a clear alternative to the ANC or the otherRead the Rest…

Vavi ruling a victory for Cosatu membership!

Joburg High Court

The Workers and Socialist Party welcomes the ruling of the Johannesburg High Court today overturning the suspension of Zwelinzima Vavi. It is a victory not only for for Vavi, but for Numsa, Cosatu members and the entire working class. The attempt of the pro-ANC leadership around Dlamini and Ntshalintshali to subordinate Cosatu within the Tripartite Alliance has suffered a set-back today. DlaminiRead the Rest…

Tshwane: WASP leads protest of labour broking workers


As Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa delivered his State of the City address today Thursday April 3 at a fenced-off, police-guarded red carpet event at the Tshwane City Hall, he was met with hundreds of angry protesters, toyi-toying on the street outside. The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) led protesting workers of Capacity labour brokers who came out to remind the MayorRead the Rest…

Manifesto launch success!


On Saturday 29 March the Workers and Socialist Party launched its 2014 election manifesto at a rally in Katlehong, Gauteng. Liv Shange, deputy general secretary of WASP chaired proceedings. Weizmann Hamilton, WASP’s general secretary, spoke on WASP’s history and the desperate need for the working class and poor to have their own party that fought for their interests (picture below,Read the Rest…

2014 Manifesto: Only Socialism Means Freedom

Contents Preamble What is the role of our manifesto 1. The Economy Poverty amidst plenty The so-called black ‘middle’ class Where is all the money? Black Economic Empowerment, ‘affirmative action’ and the continued racial segregation of the economy Nationalisation and economic planning Workers’ control and management The parastatals The environment and economic planning Industrialisation and the world economy Trade tariffsRead the Rest…

Manifesto launch

Manifesto Launch e-flyer

11am, Saturday 29 March, Zimeleni School, Msomi Street, Maphanga Section, Katlehong, Gauteng

March against police brutality, xenophobia and racism on March 17

On January 17, Nigerian national Theddaus Duru was tortured unconscious and abducted by police in Benoni. That was the last anyone saw of him. It is high time to stand up against police killings, torture, intimidation and harassment – for all residents of SA, whether born here or not! Close to 1000 people die at the hands of the policeRead the Rest…

WASP has registered for the 2014 elections

Moses Mayekiso

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has registered for the elections to the national assembly and for the provincial legislatures of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng. The national candidate list was made public at a press conference in Johannesburg today, March 13, 2014 The presidential candidate and number one on WASP’s national list for the 2014 elections is Moses Mayekiso.Read the Rest…

Urgent appeal for funds

Social Media Appeal

The IEC has indicated that the likely date for payment of the election deposits will be two weeks today – Wednesday 12 March. WASP urgently needs to raise funds. We appeal to all members, supporters and sympathisers to donate today!  

Time for a socialist trade union federation

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini

Cosatu is convulsing in its death throes as the once mighty federation’s long drawn out death agony nears its conclusion. The pro-ANC wing in Cosatu’s leadership, at this week’s Special Central Executive Committee (SCEC) plumbed new depths in their long standing betrayal of the working class. The meeting in effect read Cosatu its last rites. The constitution of Cosatu hasRead the Rest…