[RESEARCH REPORT]: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The Social Security System in South Africa”

Note: Report commissioned by the moderate Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), via the Sociology of  Work Unit (SWOP). It must be stressed that this report takes an essentially social-democratic  position, given the client. I subsequently wrote a substantially revised, rather more radical version (I should publish it one day). The report was written … Continue reading [RESEARCH REPORT]: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The Social Security System in South Africa”

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?" Traducción: Enrique García, 09/10/2016, from here l debate sobre el “capital monopolista blanco” tiene algunos puntos ciegos ya que omite el papel del Estado en la propiedad y control de los medios de producción. El estado también controla los … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”

Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants,” Workers Solidarity, volume 2, number 2, third quarter 1996. The new South African government adopted a harsh line towards immigrants from an early period. Some blamed this at the time on Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, head of the Zulu national Inkatha Freedom Party … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners,” Workers Solidarity, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Written for a progressive magazine in South Africa, this was produced after the first violent outbreaks of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa in 1998. This took place in the context of mass unemployment and … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners”

[RESEARCH REPORT]: van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson, Martin, 2002, “Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The restructuring of the support services in public sector universities in South Africa, 1994-2001”

Lucien van der Walt, Chris Bolsmann, Bernadette Johnson, and Lindsey Martin, July 2002, Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The Restructuring of the Support Services in Public Sector Universities in South Africa, 1994-2001. Final report for the Centre for Higher Education Transformation, University of South Africa (UNISA): Pretoria. Research undertaken via the Sociology … Continue reading [RESEARCH REPORT]: van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson, Martin, 2002, “Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The restructuring of the support services in public sector universities in South Africa, 1994-2001”

[CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: para um balanço dos impactos, da organização popular, das lutas e da teoria anarquista e sindicalista em todo o mundo’

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: Para um Balanço dos Impactos, da Organização Popular, das Lutas e da Teoria anarquista e Sindicalista em Todo o Mundo”, in Andrey Cordeiro Ferreira (ed.), Pensamento e Práticas Insurgentes: Anarquismo e Autonomias nos Levantes e Resistências do Capitalismo no Século XXI, Alternativa Editora, Niterói, pp. 81-118. O principal … Continue reading [CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: para um balanço dos impactos, da organização popular, das lutas e da teoria anarquista e sindicalista em todo o mundo’

[CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Base de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a InfIuência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Case de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a Influência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”, in Andrey Cordeiro Ferreira (ed.), Pensamento e Práticas Insurgentes: Anarquismo e Autonomias nos Levantes e Resistências do Capitalismo no Século XXI, Alternativa Editora, Niterói, pp. 120-158. Este capítulo examina o … Continue reading [CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Base de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a InfIuência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and Crisis in South African Labour Today: Towards Transformation or Stagnation, Bureaucracy or Self-Activity?” Pambazuka News, volume 436, number 1, online here eNCA/Sethembiso Lucien van der Walt Jan 26, 2017 South African unions are large but fragmented, substantial but politically weak. They represent different political traditions and all are … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

[DISCUSSION]: Lucien van der Walt, ca. 2000, “For the Working Class, Against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M.”

For the working class, against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M. Paper prepared by Lucien van der Walt for the Lesedi Socialist Study Group [This paper was, in fact, never presented as Lesedi got caught up in 2000 in the struggle against the neo-liberal 'Wits … Continue reading [DISCUSSION]: Lucien van der Walt, ca. 2000, “For the Working Class, Against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M.”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Why Workers’ Education? Why trade unions and what’s next?," South African Labour Bulletin, 40 (5): 46-48. p.46 WHY WORKERS' EDUCATION? WHY TRADE UNIONS AND WHAT'S NEXT? In these grim times, both globally and locally, it is important to reaffirm the centrality of workers’ education, and the need for a strong … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

[Briefing for UPM]: Lucien van der Walt, “One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit”

One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit Lucien van der Walt *Text commissioned by Unemployed People’s Movement, Grahamstown, October 2015. *Edited version: November 2016. A year ago, starting 20 October 2015, around 75 small shops were looted, some burned down, in … Continue reading [Briefing for UPM]: Lucien van der Walt, “One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit”