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southern africa / anti-fascism / press release Wednesday April 12, 2017 00:52 por Lucien van der Walt
On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research. I raised serious ethical problems with his actions, including his admitted role in repeatedly frustrating earlier investigations into his actions by myself and others. I also laid out my emotional turmoil over the affair, the gulf between the Schmidt I knew and trusted, a man active in left and black working class circles, and another Schmidt, increasingly exposed. read full story / add a comment
África austral / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday September 27, 2016 07:07 por Rebeldía Contrainformativa
Desde el año 2013, las protestas populares de sectores de trabajadores como comerciantes, conductores de transporte público e incluso sectores de desempleados en Zimbabwe han aumentado, y en varias zonas del país ha habido alzamiento en armas; todo esto contra el presidente Robert Gabriel Mugabe, elegido en el 2013 y que representa al partido ZANU-PF, quien está en el poder desde hace 36 años. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Monday May 02, 2016 19:00 por Leroy Maisiri
In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs. read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / répression / prisonniers et prisonnières / communiqué de presse Saturday October 24, 2015 05:30 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Traduction française du communiqué de Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), organisation sud-africaine qui subit la répression. [English] read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / mouvement anarchiste / communiqué de presse Friday December 12, 2014 06:49 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Saturday August 25, 2012 16:24 por Workers Solidarity Alliance
We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners in South Africa. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / history of anarchism / press release Sunday January 08, 2012 15:32 por Lucien van der Walt   text 4 comments (last - wednesday february 29, 2012 19:44)
This paper examines the development of anarchism and syndicalism in early twentieth century Cape Town, South Africa, drawing attention to a crucial but neglected chapter of labor and left history. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / press release Thursday September 08, 2011 16:49 por Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, James Pendlebury, Komnas Poriazis
Beginning on Sunday 28 August, Wits students have been littering parts of campus in solidarity with the cleaners’ strike. Cleaners throughout South Africa are demanding a living wage of R4 200 per month: this compares with less than R2 000 paid to cleaners at Wits, who are employed by outsourcing companies such as Supercare. The strike has been undermined, at Wits and elsewhere, by the presence of scab labour; Wits management and the outsourcing companies are striving for “business as usual”. This undermines the entire purpose of the strike, which is to compel exploiter-managers to meet workers’ demands by withdrawing their labour, by preventing the job from getting done – by making sure the campus is not clean. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / opinion / analysis Tuesday July 26, 2011 17:52 por Richard Pithouse
A reflection on state repression of popular struggles in South Africa in the wake of the full aquittal of the Kennedy 12 (Abahlali baseMjondolo political prisoners). read full story / add a comment
southern africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday June 10, 2011 01:12 por Shawn Hattingh
In this article, using an anarchist analysis, it will be argued that this lopsided trade, expansive investment and projection of state power by the South African ruling class are signs of the imperialist role they play in southern Africa. In undertaking this, it will be outlined how the South African ruling class, as an integral part of their imperialist role, are conducting a class war against the workers and the poor across sub-Saharan Africa. Through examining this class war, it will hopefully become clear that the South African state is being used as a key instrument by the ruling class – made up of capitalists and high-ranking state officials – to further their own interests in southern Africa. The consequence of highlighting the imperialist nature of the South African state also has implications for the strategies and tactics that should be used in struggle. It will be strongly argued that due to its hierarchical centralising and expansionist ambitions, the state cannot be used as a tool for liberation in South Africa or in the region.
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southern africa / miscellaneous / anarchist communist event Tuesday February 01, 2011 14:00 por Coalition for a Free Palestine,
The heroic masses of Egypt have risen up against the decades-old corrupt dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Taking inspiration from the intifada in Tunisia, for six days, Egyptian protesters have been demanding that Mubarak be ejected from the office he has held for 30 years, demanding affordable prices for basic foods, and demanding jobs. Close to 200 protestors have been murdered by the security forces as they attempt to exercise their democratic rights.

As South Africans watch the unfolding events in the north of our continent, it reminds us too of our own uprisings: Sharpeville, Soweto, Langa... and spurs us on to express our solidarity with the people of Egypt and Tunisia who remain steadfast in their determination to rid themselves of corrupt and oppressive dictators. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / history of anarchism / anarchist communist event Saturday October 02, 2010 12:02 por Lucien
Grahamstown seminar on 'Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism', @ Rhodes Sociology, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Ελληνική μετάφραση αγγλικής ανακοίνωσης νοτιοαφρικάνισης αναρχικής οργάνωσης για άτομα που είναι λεσβίες, γκέι, αμφί, τρανς, intersex και queer. read full story / add a comment
Καταδικάζουμε την πρόσφατη μονομερή απόφαση της διεύθυνσης του Πανεπιστημίου Wits να μη δέχεται από εδώ και πέρα την παροχή ιατρικής περίθαλψης (την Swazi Med), για τους φοιτητές από τη Ζουαζιλάνδη για το τρέχον ακαδημαϊκό έτος. Αυτή είναι μια άδικη κίνηση από πλευράς του Πανεπιστημίου και, μάλιστα, τόσο κοντά στην περίοδο των εγγραφών. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / education / press release Saturday January 16, 2010 20:24 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
We condemn the recent unilateral decision by Wits management to no longer accept many Swazi students’ medical aid provider, Swazi Med, for the current academic year. This is an unfair move by the university so close to the registration period. It means an additional burden on students from one of the poorest and most authoritarian states in the world, many of whom come from poor backgrounds and study in South Africa not out of choice but necessity.

International students have to pay their full fees and medical aid for the whole year prior to registration which makes it nearly impossible for poor and working class students to enrol. read full story / add a comment
África austral / movimento anarquista / entrevista Friday October 02, 2009 22:05 por Jon
Um membro da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esteve com Biko, militante comunista libertário da rede Uhuru Network do Zimbábue, em 10 de agosto passado, quando ele estava em Johanesburgo, na África do Sul, para assistir ao evento anual da Khanya College Winter School. Nesta entrevista, Biko fala sobre as mudanças no campo social, político e econômico desde que o Governo de Unidade Nacional (GUN) começou sua caminhada; a situação dos movimentos sindical e estudantil; a eliminação dos gays e das lésbicas; os processos de reforma constitucional e as esperadas campanhas de violência de Zanu-PF diante das próximas eleições. [Castellano] [Italiano] [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / gender / press release Thursday October 01, 2009 16:43 por ZACF
Anarchism is an ideology that fights against exploitation and all forms of oppression. We fight for a world in which women will be equal to men, a world without racism and class inequality, a world in which LGBTI and queer people are treated with respect. These struggles are part of the anarchist struggle against hierarchy and inequality, for an equal and free world. read full story / add a comment
Ανακοίνωση του ZACF για την επίθεση στο Abahlali baseMjondolo read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday September 15, 2009 22:57 por Jon
On Saturday 12th September the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) facilitated a Red and Black Forum - or popular education workshop - at a hall in the Sebokeng Municipal Hostel in Sebokeng township, about 50 kilometers south of Johannesburg. read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / movimento anarchico / intervista Tuesday September 15, 2009 12:17 por Jon
Un militante dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front ha incontrato Biko, un militante comunista anarchico della Rete Uhuru in Zimbabwe, il 10 agosto 2009 quando era in visita a Johannesburg per il convegno annuale al Khanya College. Nell'intervista, Biko parla dei cambiamenti nel quadro sociale, politico ed economico dalla nascita del governo di unità nazionale; lo stato dei sindacati e del movimento studentesco; la repressione contro gays e lesbiche; il processo di riforma costituzionale e le attese di una crescita in violenza politica da parte di ZANU-PF in vista delle prossime elezioni. [Castellano] [English] [Potuguês] read full story / add a comment

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