[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] 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]: 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’

[ANALYSIS]: “Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide” (Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra’uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor & Lucien van der Walt)

Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra'uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide." 28 April.  Published at Anarkismo.Net, online at http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30221 May Day, popularly known as international workers day, started with a historic fight for decent working hours that culminated in the execution of … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: “Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide” (Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra’uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor & Lucien van der Walt)

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “New World Order in Africa,” ‘Revolt’

One of the first things I wrote, an undergrad student and activist at the (stormy) time. Lucien van der Walt, 1992, "New World Order in Africa," Revolt, number 2. The New World Order is on our doorstep with the US imperialists setting themselves up in Botswana and Zambia. Washington, following the end of the Cold … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “New World Order in Africa,” ‘Revolt’

[EDITOR]: The “Anti-Privatisation Monitor” of the APF, 2000

Back in the day, I was a founder member of the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) in Gauteng in 2000. The APF was born of a merger of the Wits University Crisis Committee (fighting neo-liberal campus restructuring at the University of the Witwatersrand) and the Anti-Igoli Forum (fighting neo-liberal municipal reforms in Greater Johannesburg). It included unions … Continue reading [EDITOR]: The “Anti-Privatisation Monitor” of the APF, 2000

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Whose Human Rights? The HRC and Labour”

Lucien van der Walt, 2000, "Whose Human Rights? The HRC and Labour," The Academic Worker, volume 1, number 1. Written for the short-lived online paper, the Academic Worker, based at the then-University of Durban-Westville. The source, back in the day, was http://www. udw-asa.o rg.za/whose_human_ rights.htm Get the PDF here.   Whose Human Rights? The HRC … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Whose Human Rights? The HRC and Labour”