Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation: A shining example of a trade union strategy to defeat job losses

Workers’ occupation of the Harland and Wolff Shipyard has won a major victory and secured the future of the shipyard, as well as jobs workers were defending under the threat of shipyard closure. The Socialist Party, a sister organisation of the Workers and Socialist Party and CWI affiliate in Ireland, played an important role in supporting the occupation including anRead the rest of this page »

Transpharm Workers March Against Climate Change

Written by Ndumiso and Phemelo Last week on Thursday morning about 150 workers from the pharmaceutical company Transpharm marched to the Department of Energy in Pretoria. The workers led a lively demonstration, singing energetically and toy-toying for hours. Most of the workers had come in support of the Union campaign on Climate and exhibited a high level of interest inRead the rest of this page »

Fight against Xenophobia and Scapegoating

By Newton Masuku, Mametlwe Sebei and Phemelo Motseokae The Workers and Socialist Party calls for ongoing action and intervention to fight against the reactionary xenophobic mobs, criminal violence and rampant looting targeted at foreign migrants.The political and corporate capitalist elite are responsible for all these crimes against migrant communities and the working class. We can also not overlook the dailyRead the rest of this page »

A socialist future or no future at all – Strike for the climate!

By Newton Masuku, Carmia Schoeman and Phemelo Motseokae Today WASP comrades joined the nation-wide climate change marches and intervened to show that we need to fight for a socialist future or we have no future at all. Under Capitalism, everything is driven by the profit motive. This economic system must expand its reach to survive and so it views the environmentRead the rest of this page »

Mugabe dies!

By Leonard Chiwoniso Mhute – CWI Zimbabwe Yesterday, supporters and African leaders attended the funeral of Zimbabwe’s long standing dictator Robert Mugabe who has died at the age of 95. He leaves behind his family and cronies filthy rich and a trail of miseries under the brutal authoritarian Zanu-PF regime for the masses of Zimbabwe. His legacy, while perceived as controversialRead the rest of this page »

Join the fight for a world free from Gender-Based Violence and Xenophobia. Fight for Socialism!

South Africa is once again ravaged by horrific xenophobic attacks on migrants from across Africa – ten have been killed in mob violence in the past week. At the same time, the rape and murder of Uyinene Mretywana has been a call to struggle against gender-based violence (GBV) – the violence inflicted on women, LGBTQI+ communities, and children. The listRead the rest of this page »

The Workers and Socialist Party remains a force for working class unity

On 7 September 2019 members of an international faction that emerged at the 2018 International Executive Committee (the highest leadership structure of the international party) announced their split from WASP after having resolved to effectively leave the Committee for a Workers International in weeks prior. The faction’s failure to win over the majority of sections resulted in the formation ofRead the rest of this page »

Zimbabwe’s Crisis Deepens: Mass protests and brutal repression

By Leonard Chiwoniso Mhute and Sodindwa Malandelilanga – CWI Zimbabwe On 16 August, the regime in Zimbabwe brutally attacked street demonstrations against the country’s seemingly endless economic and political crisis. The ruling elite fears a protest revolt such as in Sudan, having clearly seen the strength of the masses in action in the three day general strike in January. AfterRead the rest of this page »

2019 Elections – disillusionment with political establishment the winner!

Weizmann Hamilton Executive Committee The 2019 general elections will be seen, in time, as the most important since the advent of democracy.  For the first time since 1994, less than half of the voting age population cast their ballots. There are 35.8 million eligible voters. Of these 26.8 million are on the voters roll. In other words approximately 9 millionRead the rest of this page »

WORKERS DAY: What role can Saftu play in uniting the working class?

For a socialist programme of militant struggle – time for workers to take the offensive against the bosses’ attacks May Day Statement by Shaun Arendse Workers are under attack by the bosses and the politicians that defend the capitalist profit system. There have been tens of thousands of job losses on top of existing mass unemployment. To boost their profitsRead the rest of this page »