Political situation demands the launch of a mass workers’ party.
The cabinet reshuffle Jacob Zuma announced, like a thief in the night, at 12am, on 31 March, 2017, is the most audacious act of factional manoeuvring since Zuma’s election as president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 2007 and of the...


Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system. 
Over the past two months a new ‘wave’ of xenophobic violence threatened to engulf South Africa. Isolated attacks against foreign residents and foreign businesses took place in the south of Johannesburg and the west...


Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition. 
Egyptian workers and middle classes have been hit hard by prices almost 30 percent higher in January than a year earlier. But after a period of few strikes and workers’ protests, and despite severe state repression, recent signs show this may be...


Public sector strike and soldiers’ mutiny expose reality behind “economic growth”. 
Côte d’Ivoire is currently going through a period of heavy social turmoil. The year had started well for the ruling regime, with the anouncement of an expected 8 % GDP growth for 2017 (the highest in...


State tries to crush worker-student unity in struggle for free education. 
Two leading activists of the #OutsourcingMustFall movement, both members of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), are facing legal harassment for their role in supporting the struggle for free education.


Desperate regime responds with massive repression. 
More than 500 people have been killed by Ethiopian state forces and thousands jailed. But this massive repression has not, however, stopped the growing mass revolt in Ethiopia. In early October the regime declared a state of emergency and closed down the...


Socialist mass workers party needed. 
The 3 August municipal elections and the student protests have confirmed our perspective following the Marikana massacre: “The battle lines [have been] drawn for colossal struggles to come ... the political reverberations will continue to rock the country like the...


Solidarity with striking doctors needed! 
In the early hours of Thursday 6 October, Sudanese doctors began an open-ended strike at government hospitals. This strike comes as a result of the deterioration of the health sector in Sudan. Doctors work for low wages and in unbearable conditions. The doctors face poor...


Struggle for free education. 
The second round in the struggle for free education is underway. Campuses across the country were shut-down on Tuesday as protests began against the ANC government’s announcement that universities would be allowed to determine fee increase for the next academic year. At the end of...


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