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The Marikana Massacre: A Turning Point?

Martin Legassick

The massacre of 34, and almost certainly more, striking mineworkers at Marikana (together with more than 80 injured) on 16 August has sent waves of shock and anger across South Africa, rippling around the world. It could prove a decisive turning-point in our country’s post-apartheid history. (more…)

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South Africa: When Liberation Means Enslavement

Finian Cunningham

Finian Cunningham With only weeks to the start of one of the greatest sporting spectacles — the soccer World Cup — the organisers have an embarrassing problem on their hands. While millions of football fans across the globe will turn on their televisions to enjoy the contest, FIFA officials are worried that viewers may be […]

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Victory for Worker Solidarity

Workers Action

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Media Release: The Congress of South African Trade Union is pleased to announce that its members, dock workers belonging to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) achieved a victory last night when they stood firm by their decision not to […]

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