[6-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 2009-2015: “Labour, the left and working class theory”

I was a founder and a coordinator of the Social Theory course for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) run at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from 2009-2015. Classes began in 2010, and there were four modules by block release. Mine was the first of the year, on “Labour, the left and working class theory,” and examined the key theoretical and strategic debates in the socialist tradition,  looking at the major traditions: classical Marxism, social democracy and anarchism/ syndicalism. At NUMSA’s request, I also designed and set up a similar programme at Rhodes University, to launch in 2016. However, the NUMSA courses were put in abeyance in 2016. An article from NUMSA News about the programme is further down (I am in the back row on the left, looking ).

van der Walt - NUMSA outline 2015- Module 1 Part A 1.0.jpg

NUMSA News 2011 - article on Wits NUMSA course

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