[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt on incoming “neo-liberal” Wits VC [2001]

Daisy Jones, 2001, "Reid Aims for Respected, Transformed Wits," Business Day, 14 June Get the PDF here

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[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”

[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)

[POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) was a remarkable coalition of post-apartheid social movemenys, launched mid-2000. It was co-founded by Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliates, and some university student groups, but was pretty soon basically a mixture of township-based protest groups and small far-left groups (mainly Marxist, also some anarchists). As an APF Media … Continue reading [POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

[JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History,” (Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2007)

Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2007, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History, special issue of African Studies (volume 66, numbers 2/3) Description This volume repositions South African labour history within a global and regional framework, by examining comparisons and connections between the history of labour in South … Continue reading [JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History,” (Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2007)

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, “O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist”

A translation into Romanian, from the site of the Romanian group Ravna ("Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative") based in Constanța city, Romania, from here. O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist – Lucien van der Walt 28 Decembrie 2012 · de RAVNA · în Istorie. https://iasromania.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/o-istorie-a-anti-imperialismului-anarhist-lucien-van-der-walt/ În cadrul mişcării anarhiste există o tradiţie îndelungată de luptă împotriva imperialismului. Ea începe … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, “O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist”

[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”