[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2005, "Reclaiming Anarchism's Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths," Red and Black Forum, Phambili Motsoaledi Centre, Motsoaledi, Soweto, 1 October. Anarchism and syndicalism have been major forces internationally in the struggle against all forms of oppression and domination by the popular classes. I mean here there … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

[6-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 2009-2015: “Labour, the left and working class theory”

I was a founder and a coordinator of the Social Theory course for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) run at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 2009-2015. Classes began in 2010, and there were four modules by block release. Mine was the first of the year, on “Labour, the left … Continue reading [6-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 2009-2015: “Labour, the left and working class theory”

[2-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 24-25/11/2018: “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”

Part of a larger non-sectarian workers' and union education initiative, through the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, I developed this programme in conjunction with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's (NUMSA's) Uitenhage Local. It was run on a Nelson Mandela University campus in Port Elizabeth.

[3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 7-9/11/2018: “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and Spanish Revolutions”

Co-designed and co-faciliated a three-day workshop with the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) in the Eastern Cape, with Leroy Maisiri and Ayanda Kota. The venue was the Bantu Stephen Biko Student Union Building, at Rhodes University, Grahamstown/ Makhanda; the dates were 7-9 November 2018, and the topic was “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and … Continue reading [3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 7-9/11/2018: “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and Spanish Revolutions”

[POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) was a remarkable coalition of post-apartheid social movemenys, launched mid-2000. It was co-founded by Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliates, and some university student groups, but was pretty soon basically a mixture of township-based protest groups and small far-left groups (mainly Marxist, also some anarchists). As an APF Media … Continue reading [POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

[3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 10-12/12/2017: “Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?”

Co-designed and co-faciliated a three-day workshop with the Unemployed People's Movement in the Eastern Cape, with Leroy Maisiri and Ayanda Kota. The venue was Stone Crescent at Grahamstown, dates were 10-12 December 2017, and the topic was "Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?" Attended by 45 people.

[WORKSHOP]: With comrades at the 2016 ‘Vuyisile Mini’ Winter School, Eastern Cape

With comrades on the 16 July 2016, last day of the Vuyisile Mini Winter School on "Labour and Social Policy," organised by the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, and the Institute for Social and Eocnomic Research, at Rhodes University,  Grahamstown.  

[WORKSHOP]: With Oupa Lehulere at Global Labour University school – plenary on “Racial Capitalism” & “Workers’ Movements” in South Africa

With Oupa Lehulere on plenary on "Racial Capitalism" & "Workers' Movements" in South Africa. At Global Labour University’s almuni Summer School for unionists, 2 October 2016, Bronkhorstspruit.              

[WORKSHOP]: July 2016 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Makhanda/ Grahamstown

I participated as a facilitator on worker education at the July 2016 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Grahamstown/ Makhanda. The School's theme was "Labour and Social Policy," and it was organised by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University.  There is a photo of … Continue reading [WORKSHOP]: July 2016 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Makhanda/ Grahamstown

[WORKSHOP]: July 2015 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Makhanda/ Grahamstown

I enjoyed the July 2015 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Grahamstown/ Makhanda. The School was organised by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University.  Nicole Ulrich and I gave the input “A Historical Perspective on the South African Labour Movement and the National Question,” … Continue reading [WORKSHOP]: July 2015 Vuyisile Mini Winter School in Makhanda/ Grahamstown

[WORKSHOPS]: Workshops, education and notes from the Workers’ Library & Museum that was…

Notes and posters from the Workers' Library & Museum that was... Lucien van der Walt, April 2013 From around 1998 into around 2003, I was involved in coordinating the Workers Education Workshops at the Workers Library and Museum (WLM) in Johannesburg; I was also vice chair for quite a while, and coordinated the WLM's Workers … Continue reading [WORKSHOPS]: Workshops, education and notes from the Workers’ Library & Museum that was…