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 »


NEW YEAR STATEMENT 2017

As 2017 opens, the Workers and Socialist Party continues to stand in solidarity with the struggles of the working class, poor communities and the youth and students. We will not offer any false words and empty promises like the capitalist politicians in their new year statements. For the working class, 2017 will be a ‘prosperous year’ only if we areRead the rest of this page »


Build mass global resistance to Trump

A Presidency of chaos and struggle By Philip Locker and Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA) Socialist Alternative is the United States affiliate of the Committee for a Workers International – the sister party of the Workers and Socialist Party. They played a key role in mobilising 40,000 protesters onto the streets of New York, Boston, Seattle and otherRead the rest of this page »


State’s Free Education Crackdown targets WASP activists

Victimisation of #OutsourcingMustFall activists State tries to crush worker-student unity in struggle for free education Two leading activists of the #OutsourcingMustFall movement, both members of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), are facing legal harassment for their role in supporting the struggle for free education. Austin Mofya, also an organiser for the Tshwane branch of the GIWUSA union, is dueRead the rest of this page »


Struggle for free education at a crossroad

Organise a national day of action Convene a national student assembly WASP & Socialist Youth Movement statement The struggle for free education is reaching a crossroads. After three weeks of successful campus shutdowns, student activists see the goal of free education as being in reach. But for the broad mass of students, including the overwhelming majority who support the ideaRead the rest of this page »


ANC in crisis

Socialist mass workers party needed Weizmann Hamilton Executive Committee This article appears in the new issue of Izwi Labasebenzi. The 3 August municipal elections and the student protests have confirmed our perspective following the Marikana massacre: “The battle lines [have been] drawn for colossal struggles to come … the political reverberations will continue to rock the country like the aftershocksRead the rest of this page »