[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!

[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)

[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”

[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?”

[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”