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January 2019: past & present post-grad supervision (Lucien van der Walt)

Byrne, Sian, "'Building Tomorrow Today': A Re-examination of the Controversial 'Workerist' Tendency Associated with the Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) in South Africa 1979-1985" (MA, Industrial Sociology, Wits). Byrne, Sian, "Labour Movements and Politics in the Colonial and Post-Colonial World: A comparative-historical analysis of Solidarność, Poland (1980-81) and FOSATU, South Africa (1979-85)" (PhD, … Continue reading January 2019: past & present post-grad supervision (Lucien van der Walt)

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2018 University / work webpage (mirror and link)

This is the current page: here and mirrored below . Professor Lucien van der Walt ‌ (PROFESSOR) E-mail address:l.vanderwalt@ru.ac.za Office number: +27 (0)46 603 8172 BA, BA Hons(Wits) PhD (Wits) Academia.edu page with publications, CV, record of teaching: http://rhodes-za.academia.edu/LucienvanderWalt Publications and related: https://lucienvanderwalt.wordpress.com/ GENERAL PUBLISHING PROFILE: Professor Lucien van der Walt is a prize-winning scholar, who has published … Continue reading 2018 University / work webpage (mirror and link)

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, ” “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

Lucien van der Walt, 2007, "South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?" Red and Black Forum, Khanya College, 5 May. Comrades. As you know, South Africa’s success in winning the 2010 bid for the World Cup has been announced with great fanfare. The World Soccer Cup is the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, ” “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, "The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education," SWOP "Brown Bag" seminar, University of Witwatersrand, 9 May, SH2187. The debates over university restructuring - of “transformation” - have been complex, and very heated. But in some ways, though, these debates have generated far more heat than light. Issues such as the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

Lucien van der Walt, 2006, "Reclaiming Anarchism's Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths," Red and Black Forum, University of the Witwatersrand, 11 February. Anarchism and syndicalism have been major forces internationally in the struggle against all forms of oppression and domination by the popular classes. I mean here there the working class, … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

[6-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 2009-2015: “Labour, the left and working class theory”

I was a founder and a coordinator of the Social Theory course for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) run at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 2009-2015. Classes began in 2010, and there were four modules by block release. Mine was the first of the year, on “Labour, the left … Continue reading [6-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 2009-2015: “Labour, the left and working class theory”

[2-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 24-25/11/2018: “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”

Part of a larger non-sectarian workers' and union education initiative, through the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, I developed this programme in conjunction with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's (NUMSA's) Uitenhage Local. It was run on a Nelson Mandela University campus in Port Elizabeth.

[ANALYSIS] Byrne, Chinguwo, McGregor, & van der Walt, 2018,”Why May Day Matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots”

Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren McGregor, and Lucien van der Walt, 30 April 2018,"Why May Day matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots," As it Happens News (Malawi), online at http://www.aihnews.com/why-may-day-matters-to-malawi/   troduction When we celebrate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Malawi or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Byrne, Chinguwo, McGregor, & van der Walt, 2018,”Why May Day Matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots”

[ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina” (Workers World News)

Leroy Maisiri and Lucien van der Walt, 2018, "Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina," Workers World News (ILRIG), number 110, August-September, pp. 8-9. Get the PDF of print version here In Argentina economic crisis saw a collapse in working class conditions. High unemployment, low wages, attacks … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina” (Workers World News)

[JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa” (Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2009)

Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2009, Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa, special issue of African Studies (volume 68, number 1) Description This special presents papers from the international conference ‘Labour Crossings: World, Work, Society’, organised by the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, and the Centre … Continue reading [JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa” (Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2009)