Mineworker assassinations: symptom of rotten leadership

Build worker-control to struggle for jobs  by Mamtelwe Sebei, Executive Committee The Mail & Guardian’s damning report of brutal purges of former mineworkers-committee members, who heroically led the 2012 mineworkers’ strikes, by AMCU’s leadership, confirms the perspectives and warnings which WASP alone made long ago. None of the shocking charges laid against the AMCU leadership comes as a surprise toRead the rest of this page »


Support the City of Tshwane security guards

Save jobs! By Shaun Arendse, Tshwane WASP On 12 September hundreds of outsourced security workers on contract to the City of Tshwane marched to Tshwane House. They are only asking that the DA-led municipality saves their jobs and the livelihoods of their families. More than 3,000 security guards across 27 outsourcing contractors face retrenchment at the end of September. Unfortunately,Read the rest of this page »


Marxism and the land

Executive Committee Despite the ‘formal’ abolition of racial discrimination the idea that there is an oppressed ‘black nation’ continues to find support. But why is this? More than was often the case under the white-minority apartheid regime, the class foundations of exploitation and oppression are much clearer after twenty three years of ANC government and ‘black majority rule’. The answerRead the rest of this page »


Political crisis in Lesotho

No trust in SADC “stand-by force” By Mametlwe Sebei, WASP Executive Committee The assassination of Lesotho Defence Force Chief, Lt-General Khoantle Motsomotso on 5 September, by two fellow-officers and former-allies, themselves in turn killed by Motsomotso’s bodyguards, is unfortunately not a shock in a country where assassination is no longer an exception to the rule. His murder, like that ofRead the rest of this page »


CPUT MANAGEMENT ATTACKS INSOURCED WORKERS’ PAY

BUT NEHAWU BACKS MANAGEMENT! by Michael Helu, Cape Town WASP The following was originally published as an #OutsourcingMustFall statement. The Nehawu leadership at CPUT issued a statement condemning the action of students and workers struggling to address the accommodation problems of students and the attack on workers by management who want to reduce the workers’ wages from R5,000 to R3,500Read the rest of this page »


Crisis of metro coalitions exposes flawed EFF tactics

by Mametlwe Sebei, WASP Executive Committee Starting in Nelson Mandela Bay, a domino effect is now threatening the collapse of the DA-led coalition governments in Tshwane and Johannesburg too. The public spats between the DA, EFF and UDM along with the latest threat by the DA mayor in Tshwane to withdraw from the coalition, shows that parties are failing toRead the rest of this page »


Occupation of PRASA offices saves jobs

A Victory Against Outsourcing at PRASA Lebogang Phanyeko Johannesburg WASP PRASA the state owned rail passenger entity has been reported as involved in massive corruption and looting of state own resources through patronage by corrupt elements of the ANC. They award themselves tenders for self-enrichment whist workers are exploited by companies who are rendering cleaning and security services.   OnRead the rest of this page »


Workers fight poverty pay

International solidarity protests organised Tshwane WASP Workers are fighting against the super-exploitation of the multinational construction company RMD KwikForm. On 23 August workers at RMD’s Nelspruit and Centurion branches began strike action. The workers are members of the GIWUSA union. Workers are demanding a 12% pay rise and a guaranteed ‘13th cheque’ Christmas bonus but the bosses are only willingRead the rest of this page »


Zuma clings on to power

Build a socialist mass workers party for 2019 Executive Committee statement In celebrating Zuma’s victory in the motion of no confidence vote, the majority of the ANC parliamentary caucus has confirmed the contempt in which they hold the majority of the people in SA, particularly the working class and the poor. The immediate backdrop to this vote was the torrentRead the rest of this page »


EFFSC damages Tshwane outsourcing struggle

How can workers defeat outsourcing and win R10,000? A critique of Tshwane EFF Student Command’s abuse of APSA by Tshwane WASP A strike of outsourced workers is underway at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). It began on 22 May and is now in its third week. It has been organised under the banner of #OutsourcingMustFall (#OMF), not least because itRead the rest of this page »