[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt argues that rightist claims of “white genocide” in SA are”a lie”

From The Citizen, here White genocide is ‘a lie’, ‘threat simply doesn’t exist’  16 March 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Minority rights group AfriForum’s Ian Cameron cautions against the use of the term ‘white genocide’ as it can deligitimise a just cause. The notion of “white genocide” is a lie, white South African farmers are not … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt argues that rightist claims of “white genocide” in SA are”a lie”

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[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt “SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe” but groundless panic hurts poor …

From The Citizen, here SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe, expert says, advising calm 13 March 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Panic around land expropriation without compensation is likely to harm the interests of the poor. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is not in charge of land reform and a repeat of Zimbabwe’s land grab situation … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt “SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe” but groundless panic hurts poor …

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt on the fight against new labour laws (South Africa)

The Citizen, here New labour legislation to ‘hurt workers, split unions’ 2 May 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshanen Unions with the ANC see the new laws as a victory but Saftu is resisting those laws and it will lead to further splits, an analyst says. South African workers will be weaker under the expected changes to … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt on the fight against new labour laws (South Africa)

[PRESS]: “1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today”

http://www.ru.ac.za/latestnews/1917-2017therussianrevolutionanditsrelevancetoday.html Rhodes > Latest News 1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today Date Released: Mon, 23 October 2017 10:43 +0200 By Thandi Bombi Veteran activist Oupa Lehulere and Rhodes University’s Lucien van der Walt presented a truly revolutionary lecture during the 2017 Labour Studies Seminar Series recently. Lehulere called his paper 1917-2017 The Russian … Continue reading [PRESS]: “1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today”

[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)

[PRESS]: Dinga Sikwebu and Judy Mdumo, 2011, “Opening Doors of Learning to Workers” (‘NUMSA News’)

Dinga Sikwebu and Judy Madumo, July 2011, "Opening Doors of Learning to Workers ," NUMSA News, 2011 Report on the course I co-teach, and which I helped design, and co-coordinate, for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Get the PDF here. In April and June … Continue reading [PRESS]: Dinga Sikwebu and Judy Mdumo, 2011, “Opening Doors of Learning to Workers” (‘NUMSA News’)

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing the NUMSA-initiated “Anti-Corruption March”

Numsa pact: Shifting deckchairs or the real deal? 18 Sep 2015, Mail and Guardian, here Sarah Evans The launch of a new anti-corruption coalition could be a sign that major labour shifts are afoot. NEWS ANALYSIS It is like watching a pair of nervous teenagers flirt. Perhaps they are on a dance floor: their hands … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing the NUMSA-initiated “Anti-Corruption March”

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing crisis of steel industry, South Africa

Mail and Guardian here Foes unite to keep job crisis at bay 21 Aug 2015 00:00 Sarah Evans The local steel industry is vanishing and about 190 000 people face losing their jobs. It is Monday morning in Newtown, Johannesburg. The meeting of traditional foes has one thing on their agenda uniting them: to save … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing crisis of steel industry, South Africa

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing state of the unions in South Africa

Mail and Guardian here 'Workers do not have a good story to tell' 30 Jul 2015 16:09 Sarah Evans Between the second quarters of 2014 and 2015, union membership in South Africa decreased by 17 000 members Levels of unionisation in South Africa remain stable relative to other countries, but union membership is on the … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing state of the unions in South Africa

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing crisis in COSATU’s SACCAWU union

Mail and Guardian here Massive union on brink of collapse 20 Mar 2015 00:00 Sarah Evans Saccawu is being sued for R30-million by its provident fund but has been given a last chance. One of trade union federation Cosatu’s biggest affiliates is one missed deadline away from being liquidated, potentially leaving 140 000 workers without … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: discussing crisis in COSATU’s SACCAWU union

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: quoted on “working class solution” to anti-immigrant attacks

Mail and Guardian, from here Swinging guns and fleeing foreigners: What is the state doing? 15 Apr 2015 18:32 Sarah Evans Although the latest outbursts revolve around xenophobia, the state needs to put a stop to all violence in South Africa. From the varied reactions of politicians to the xenophobic violence to the response of … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: quoted on “working class solution” to anti-immigrant attacks

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: quoted in Polish press on SA anti-immigrant violence

    From here   Michał Staniul akt. 07.05.2015, 13:30 Pogromy imigrantów w RPA -​ co kryje się za ksenofobicznymi wybuchami? Osiem ofiar śmiertelnych, dziesiątki rannych, setki zniszczonych sklepów i mieszkań oraz tysiące ludzi zmuszonych do ucieczki. A dodatkowo dyplomatyczna wojna. W RPA przez niemal cały kwiecień dochodziło do pogromów imigrantów. Jednego z brutalnych mordów … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt: quoted in Polish press on SA anti-immigrant violence