[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”

[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?

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Why Workers’ Education? Why trade unions and what’s next?," South African Labour Bulletin, 40 (5): 46-48. p.46 WHY WORKERS' EDUCATION? WHY TRADE UNIONS AND WHAT'S NEXT? In these grim times, both globally and locally, it is important to reaffirm the centrality of workers’ education, and the need for a strong … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories” (Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism)

Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories," Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, number 14, pp. 26-28. Also here Get the PDF here. Text below.   As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak in August 1914 of World War One fades, let … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories” (Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism)

[TRANSLATION] Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Bill Andrews ed i Sindacalisti Rivoluzionari in Sud Africa”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Bill Andrews ed i Sindacalisti Rivoluzionari in Sud Africa" From: http://www.anarkismo.net/article/29211#comment16268 Trans. of Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Bill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists," Tokologo: Newsletter del Tokologo African Anarchist Collective, numbers 5/6, p. 24 Oggi, W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) viene solitamente ricordato come fondatore e dirigente … Continue reading [TRANSLATION] Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Bill Andrews ed i Sindacalisti Rivoluzionari in Sud Africa”

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Dal Salario di Esistenza al Contropotere della Classe Lavoratrice”

Dal Salario di Esistenza al Contropotere della Classe Lavoratrice Trans. of Lucien van der Walt, 2015, South African Labour Bulletin, volume 39, number 2, pp 35-39 From here Pur facendo parte della lotta, il salario di esistenza in sè non dovrebbe esserne il fine, bensì dovrebbe essere collegato alla più ampia lotta della classe lavoratrice … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Dal Salario di Esistenza al Contropotere della Classe Lavoratrice”

[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)

[ANALYSIS] Hattingh & van der Walt, 2015, “The Kurdish Question: Nationhood or Autonomy,” in ‘Ndivhuwo’

Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "The Kurdish Question: Nationhood or Autonomy," in Ndivhuwo: Journal for Intellectual Engagement, number 3, 2015, pp. 70-72. Ndivhuwo is published by Mzwanele Mayekiso, former 1980s anti-apartheid activist and treason trialist from the "people's power" movement, author of "Township Politics: Civic Struggles for a New South Africa" (Monthly … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Hattingh & van der Walt, 2015, “The Kurdish Question: Nationhood or Autonomy,” in ‘Ndivhuwo’

[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’

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “Reflections on Race and Anarchism in South Africa, 1904-2004”, ‘Perspectives on Anarchist Theory’

Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “Reflections on Race and Anarchism in South Africa, 1904-2004”, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, Institute for Anarchist Studies (United States), volume 8, number 1, pp. 1, 13-16. Get the PDF here. Text below.   *The following article by lAS [Institute for Anarchist Studies] grant recipient Lucien van der Walt explores the … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “Reflections on Race and Anarchism in South Africa, 1904-2004”, ‘Perspectives on Anarchist Theory’