[EDITED]: 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 [EDITED]: 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”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and Crisis in South African Labour Today: Towards Transformation or Stagnation, Bureaucracy or Self-Activity?” Pambazuka News, volume 436, number 1, online here eNCA/Sethembiso Lucien van der Walt Jan 26, 2017 South African unions are large but fragmented, substantial but politically weak. They represent different political traditions and all are … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

[LEAFLET #2] “Stop Retrenchments! Don’t Privatise Wits,” 2000 (for Lesedi Socialist Study Group)

This is the second of the leaflets I put together for the Lesedi Socialist Study Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, in 2000, a part of the battle to stop outsourcing. For the first leaflet and the context, see here. Click on the image for the PDF, or click here.

[LEAFLET] “Stop Bundy! Stop Retrenchments!,” 2000 (for Lesedi Socialist Study Group)

Before the battle for #insourcing was the battle to stop outsourcing ... I wrote this leaflet for the Lesedi Socialist Study Group in 2000. The LSSG was a broad left group at the University of the Witwatersrand. We were from various radical traditions, ranging from Marxism-Leninism to Trotskyism to anarchism/ syndicalism, and had a background … Continue reading [LEAFLET] “Stop Bundy! Stop Retrenchments!,” 2000 (for Lesedi Socialist Study Group)

[ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Fighting the Privatisation at Wits” (university restructuring)

An older article, published in the Revolutionary Socialist of Cape Town. Lucien van der Walt, 2000," “Fighting the Privatisation at Wits,” Revolutionary Socialist, July/August 2000, p. 13. Get the PDF here.   Lucien van der Walt, 2000," “Fighting the Privatisation at Wits,” Revolutionary Socialist, July/ August 2000, p. 13. GUEST COLUMN: Mural at Wits: 1976 … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Fighting the Privatisation at Wits” (university restructuring)

[DOCUMENT] South African Sociological Association condemns “Wits 2001” outsourcing

In 2000, I was part of a campaign against outsourcing and neo-liberalism at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). As part of the Concerned Academics Group, one of several structures I was active in, I lobbied for the South African Sociological Association (SASA) to issue a statement firmly condemning the "Wits 2001" programme. SASA agreed, … Continue reading [DOCUMENT] South African Sociological Association condemns “Wits 2001” outsourcing

[ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Wits 2001: restructuring and retrenchments” in ‘South African Labour Bulletin’

Lucien van der Walt, 2000, "Wits 2001: Restructuring and Retrenchments," South African Labour Bulletin, volume 24, number 2, p. 43. Get the PDF here. Text below.   BRIEFING The ongoing restructuring of state assets has its echo in the tertiary [education] sector, which employs about 60 000 people. The trend over the last five years … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Wits 2001: restructuring and retrenchments” in ‘South African Labour Bulletin’