[CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich, and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Red, Black and Gold: FOSATU, South African 'Workerism', 'Syndicalism' and the Nation," in Edward Webster and Karin Pampillas (eds.), The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thinking Under Apartheid, Johannesburg: Wits University Press. Get the PDF here The Federation of South African Trade Unions … Continue reading [CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

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Radio: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

Interview on Power FM's "Power Talk" show, 10 pm, 12 July 2017, with Iman Rapetti on "Who Owns South Africa?" We have heard the term ‘White Monopoly Capital’ in recent times, we would like to break down where the wealth is actually concentrated in South Africa. What is the role of the state elite? How … Continue reading Radio: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

[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 – 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”

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]: 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”

[RESEARCH REPORT]: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The Social Security System in South Africa”

Note: Report commissioned by the moderate Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), via the Sociology of  Work Unit (SWOP). It must be stressed that this report takes an essentially social-democratic  position, given the client. I subsequently wrote a substantially revised, rather more radical version (I should publish it one day). The report was written … Continue reading [RESEARCH REPORT]: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The Social Security System in South Africa”

[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?”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”

Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants,” Workers Solidarity, volume 2, number 2, third quarter 1996. The new South African government adopted a harsh line towards immigrants from an early period. Some blamed this at the time on Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, head of the Zulu national Inkatha Freedom Party … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”