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Industrial and Commercial Workers Union The forgotten story of South Africa’s radical trade union

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) was a radical trade union formed on the docks of Cape Town in South Africa during the times of apartheid and segregation.

south africa trade union ANC-affiliated trade union warns of strike against proposed economic reforms in South Africa

The economic reforms announced by the National Treasury would weaken labor rights and advocate for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and export-led growth

Unions threaten aviation strike if South African Airlines CEO is not reinstated

The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board

South African police attack Abahlali settlements, destroy more than 100 homes

The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.

South African elections: ANC hangs on to power despite poorest performance since 94

While the biggest opposition party, the centrist DA also suffered a modest loss, the populist EFF improved its vote share by over 4%

Shack-dwellers movement boycotts the ANC and pledges vote to SRWP

Citing police brutality, arrests and assassinations they have been subjected to by the ANC government, the movement has concluded that voting ANC “is like digging our own graves.”

What is the SRWP’s vision for South Africa?

The newly formed party which is contesting in the May 8 elections has unveiled a number of proposals to transform the social and economic spheres of the country

Activist of Durban shack dwellers’ movement shot at by unknown gunman

The attack took place as activists of the Abahlali baseKhenana were launching its newest branch in the city and celebrating their recent court victories that allowed them to inhabit the land occupation in Cato Crest

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party sets a revolutionary agenda for South Africa

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Vuyolwethu Toli, National Working Committee member of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party in South Africa, on the new party’s aims and agenda for the coming national elections.

Durban shack dwellers’ movement wins two key legal battles against municipality, ANC

The Abahlali baseKhenana won an order, halting the activities of the anti-land invasion unit of the municipality. Following the order, an attempt by ANC members to occupy the land was foiled by another court direction

Shack dwellers movement Housing the homeless while enduring brutal oppression: the story of shack-dwellers movement in S. Africa

In a recent interview given to the Tricontinental Institute, the movement’s founder, S’bu Zikode, explained the origin of the movement, its modus operandi and the enormous challenges its members and leadership are facing

Titi Mboweni South African working class anxious over new ‘pro-rich’ finance minister

Tito Mboweni was formerly Governor of the Reserve Bank and is known for implementing anti-worker and neo-liberal policies in the country

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