• Trade Union

    OPEN LETTER TO SAFTU | PART 3: The Crisis of Programme

    Leon Trotsky explained that, “In the epoch of imperialist decay the trade unions can be really independent only to the extent that they are conscious of being, in action, the organs of proletarian revolution.” (Our emphasis.) Saftu members will not be able to fully purge the policies of class collaboration and complete the journey to reclaiming their organisational, political and ideological until they have consciously rejected the NDR, Keynesianism and all other varieties of reformism, embraced genuine Marxism and made revolutionary trade unionism the official policy of Saftu. [click to read more]

  • Comment & Analysis

    OPEN LETTER TO SAFTU | PART 2: The Crisis in Saftu, the Struggle for Class Independence & the Workers Party

    In Part I of our Open Letter we put forward our views on what we believe must begin to emerge from Saftu’s 25 August NEC in order to take forward working class struggle against the unprecedented health, economic and political crisis. But the fact that the NEC meeting is taking place almost a full five months into this crisis cannot be passed-over in silence. Why has there been such a delay in convening the leadership? [click to read more]

  • Trade Union

    OPEN LETTER | To Saftu Members

    On 25 August the National Executive Committee of Saftu will sit. Every member of the federation must take a huge interest in this meeting. The outcome will answer whether or not Saftu is prepared to give leadership to the working class in a world that has changed completely in just a few short months. [click to read more]

CHIEFLY CORRUPTION | In the Grip of Poverty in the Rural Areas

Community Struggle

The Eastern Cape, particularly the rural parts thereof, is the epitome of the ANC’s betrayal of the rural people who are unable to breathe as they are daily chocked by poverty, unemployment, lack of clean water, access roads, healthcare facilities, decent sanitation, proper housing, proper school education and functioning transport. All this misery is an unfortunate consequence of the ANC’s capitalist policies. [click to read more]

Capitalism’s ANC Crisis

Capitalism's ANC Crisis

Ramaphosa, Diko, the ANC and the Rise of the ‘Covidpreneurs’

The very system of tenders, whether they are technically corrupt or not, involves a massive diversion of wealth away from the working class and poor. The profits of every company that does business with the state, from the biggest and most respectable, down to the latest fake shelf-company, is money that could have been spent on service delivery and workers’ wages. But tender-parasitism is an essential feature of twenty-first century South African capitalism. It must be abolished. Outsourcing must be ended. All contracts and tenders must be cancelled and workers and services brought in-house. [click to read more]

Capitalism's ANC Crisis

Zuma Ousted

Inside two months following his election as ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school – to become the country’s president. [click to read more]

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