ANC retains power – but left makes big gains

By Jeremy Dewar In the end it was a comfortable victory for Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC and their allies, the trade union federation COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP). With 57.5 per cent of the vote on a historically low turnout of 66 per cent, they kept the swing against them to less than […]

Workers Power  ·  03 June 2019

The crisis in South Africa

By Jeremy Dewar MANY SCHOOLS, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. But, only to tell the story, as if the struggle for equality had ended with the dismantling of the Apartheid system, would do a disservice to […]

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2018

South Africa: unions debate forming new party

The giant metalworkers’ trade union Numsa has been campaigning for the labour movement to break with the ruling ANC and form a new working class party. Now union federation Cosatu is threatening its expulsion. Jeremy Dewar reports As we go to press, the South African labour movement faces a historic crisis. Cosatu, the 2.2 million […]

Workers Power  ·  06 November 2014

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