[CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich, and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Red, Black and Gold: FOSATU, South African 'Workerism', 'Syndicalism' and the Nation," in Edward Webster and Karin Pampillas (eds.), The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thinking Under Apartheid, Johannesburg: Wits University Press. Get the PDF here The Federation of South African Trade Unions … Continue reading [CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

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Radio: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

Interview on Power FM's "Power Talk" show, 10 pm, 12 July 2017, with Iman Rapetti on "Who Owns South Africa?" We have heard the term ‘White Monopoly Capital’ in recent times, we would like to break down where the wealth is actually concentrated in South Africa. What is the role of the state elite? How … Continue reading Radio: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

[PRESS]: “Wits Scholar Lucien van der Walt Wins CODESRIA Award”

From "WITS NEWS" 06.05.2010 WITS SCHOLAR LUCIEN VAN DER WALT WINS CODESRIA AWARD Lucien van der Walt of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, was recently awarded the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) prize for best African doctoral thesis. His PhD thesis on … Continue reading [PRESS]: “Wits Scholar Lucien van der Walt Wins CODESRIA Award”

[PRESS]: Wits E News: “Sociology Alumnus Receives Best Dissertation Award” (Labor History)

An older (September 2008) article I found, with a report from Wits E News on my winning the 2007 Labor History prize for best PhD.  This was for my thesis on "Anarchism and Syndicalism in South Africa, 1904-1921: Rethinking the History of Labour and the Left. The thesis also went on to win the 2008/2009 … Continue reading [PRESS]: Wits E News: “Sociology Alumnus Receives Best Dissertation Award” (Labor History)

[STATEMENT]: APF – 17 August 2000 – APF Statement Supporting COSATU, Union Protests against Labour Law Amendments

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). APF STATEMENT ON LABOUR LAWS 17 August 2000 The Johannesburg Anti-Privatisation Forum expresses its full solidarity with today’s protest action by COSATU. We support COSATU’s resolute stand in opposition to the proposed labour law changes. The proposed … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: APF – 17 August 2000 – APF Statement Supporting COSATU, Union Protests against Labour Law Amendments

[STATEMENT]: APF – 11 October 2000 – “Release all S26 Prisoners”

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). RELEASE ALL S26 PRISONERS During and after the S26 demonstration in Prague the Czech police arrested up to 950 people. Those arrested were denied their legal rights, were beaten in custody and denied access to legal aid, … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: APF – 11 October 2000 – “Release all S26 Prisoners”

[STATEMENT] APF – 24 August 2000 – “No Business as Usual as Anti-Privatisation Forum protests Khetso Gordhaan and iGoli 2002”

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). Subject: No business as usual as Anti-Privatisation Forum protests Khetso Gordhaan and iGoli 2002 Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 19:33:31 GMT + 2:00 The Anti-Privatisation Forum organised protest at the Gordon Institute of Business Science on Thursday … Continue reading [STATEMENT] APF – 24 August 2000 – “No Business as Usual as Anti-Privatisation Forum protests Khetso Gordhaan and iGoli 2002”

[STATEMENT]: 7 August 2000 – APF Communiqué number 2: “Bundy’s iron fist versus democracy and freedom of expression|

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). Issued for the anti-privatisation/ anti-outsourcing struggle at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) ongoing the time. It was labelled a "communiqué" as a play on Wits' practice at the time of calling its official statements "communiqués. Anti-privatisation … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: 7 August 2000 – APF Communiqué number 2: “Bundy’s iron fist versus democracy and freedom of expression|

[STATEMENT] APF Press Release – “APF: Kathorus to March against Privatisation 10 May 2001”

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). I was guided by comrades of KCR and others to paint the picture of what was happening on the East Rand, and how the working class was fighting back. ANTI-PRIVATISATION FORUM C/o AIDC offices, 3rd floor, COSATU … Continue reading [STATEMENT] APF Press Release – “APF: Kathorus to March against Privatisation 10 May 2001”

[STATEMENT]: APF statement – 15 August 2000 – APF rejects the Ministry of Public Enterprises’ “Accelerated Agenda Towards the Restructuring of State-owned Enterprises”

The text of another APF statement from when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). I worked on it with Nicolas Dieltiens, also an APF Media Officer at the time. ANTI-PRIVATISATION FORUM C/o AIDC offices, 3rd floor, COSATU House, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017 339-4121 The Johannesburg Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) notes with concerns government’s … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: APF statement – 15 August 2000 – APF rejects the Ministry of Public Enterprises’ “Accelerated Agenda Towards the Restructuring of State-owned Enterprises”

[STATEMENT]: 18 July 2000 – APF Communiqué number 1: “Disrupting Whose Urban Futures?”

The text of a statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). This followed a protest at the "Urban Futures" conference at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), 14 July 2000, organised by the APF. The conference was largely organised by  the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council (GJMC) and Wits … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: 18 July 2000 – APF Communiqué number 1: “Disrupting Whose Urban Futures?”

[LEAFLET]: (updated) APF/ KRC in 2001: All Kathorus Residents — March On The Council!

The text of another leaflet I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). This was for a march led by APF affiliate, the Kathorus Concerned Residents Committee (KRC).  KRC was based in the big blue collar townships of the East Rand. The march was from Katlehong township. Get the PDF … Continue reading [LEAFLET]: (updated) APF/ KRC in 2001: All Kathorus Residents — March On The Council!

[REFERENCE]: Alan Robert Lipman, South Africa (1925-2013) (by Lucien van der Walt)

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Alan Robert Lipman, South Africa (1925-2013)," Southern African Anarchist & Syndicalist History Archive, 27 April. Online at https://saasha.net/2017/04/27/obituary-alan-robert-lipman-1925-2013-by-lucien-van-der-walt/ Alan Robert Lipman, born 6 June 1925 to a Jewish South African family, and raised in Johannesburg and Vrede, passed away on the 27 January 2013.[1] He trained as an architect at … Continue reading [REFERENCE]: Alan Robert Lipman, South Africa (1925-2013) (by Lucien van der Walt)

Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “The Violence: The State’s Bloody Hands,” ‘Revolt’

One of the first things I wrote, an undergrad student and activist at the (stormy) time. Lucien van der Walt, 1992, "The Violence: The State's Bloody Hands," Revolt, number 2. More people are dying in Apartheid’s fall than at its height. The cause of the violence is not “tribalism” but a destabilisation campaign by the … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “The Violence: The State’s Bloody Hands,” ‘Revolt’