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    FEB 24 STRIKE | Let the Working Class Counter-Offensive Begin!

    The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will embark on a Section 77 ‘general’ strike on Wednesday 24 February, the day that the budget is tabled in parliament. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the strike will overwhelmingly take the form of a ‘stay away’, with workers asked to remain at home. The Marxist Workers Party fully supports the strike. [click to read more]

ANNIVERSARY | One Year Since EPWP and CHW Union Buildings Slave Revolt

EPWP

The Marxist Workers Party is marking the one year anniversary of the Gauteng Community Health Workers and EPWP workers’ march and sleep-over at Union Buildings. This took place on 12 and 13 February last year, during Ramaphosa’s 2020 “State of the Nation Address”. The action at Union Buildings last February was, we believe, the most significant workers’ movement event of 2020. [click to read more]

SSA | Zuma’s Parallel State & ‘Dirty Tricks’ Campaign Against the Workers’ Movement

Comment & Analysis

Of all the new revelations at the Zondo Commission, it is crucial for the working class to register and digest the exposure of the ‘dirty tricks’ being used against the workers’ movement and other protest movements.

Testimony at the Zondo Commission has again confirmed that the SSA was responsible for the creation of the Workers Association Union on the platinum belt in 2014, following the Marikana Massacre. [click to read more]

Capitalism’s ANC Crisis

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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Women’s Struggle

  • In the Marxist Workers Party we argue that the many women and young people radicalised by the struggle against gender oppression and GBV should look towards a united movement of the working class. It is only the working class which has the power to fundamentally transform society, abolishing capitalism and the class inequalities that gender oppression is rooted in. [click to read more]

Community Struggle

Community Struggle

CAMPAIGN | Organise Against Unemployment

The fragmentation of the working class that is developing as a result of the jobs bloodbath needs to be stopped in its tracks with a programme of action that can unite the working class. The core idea must be that the working class will not be made to endure poverty because of capitalism’s crisis. The demand on the bosses and their politicians must be: JOBS FOR ALL! This must be accompanied by the demands that the SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS GRANT IS MADE PERMANENT AND INCREASED TO R3,500 PER MONTH and THE MINIMUM WAGE IS INCREASED TO R12,500 PER MONTH. [click to read more]

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The Struggle Against Apartheid: a Marxist Analysis