Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2020, "Working Class Heritage: The Creation of the Working Class and its Struggles in South Africa" Heritage Day event, Sundays River Valley Farm Workers Forum, Masizakhe Community Hall, Nomathamsanqa township, Addo, Eastern Cape, 26 September.
Lucien van der Walt, 26 May 2020, "Critically Assessing Social Programmes to Mitigate COVID-19: Long march to rebuilding bottom-up, working class-led change in South Africa," #SAFTUWorkersConversations series on "Coronavirus and the Working Class," South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), online. In conversation with SAFTU's Zwelinzima Vavi, Mametlwe Sebei and others, NALSU director, Professor Lucien … Continue reading VIDEO: Lucien van der Walt, 26 May 2020, “Critically Assessing Social Programmes to Mitigate COVID-19: Long march to rebuilding bottom-up, working class-led change in South Africa,” SAFTU Workers’ Conversations
WORKERS' CONVERSATIONS Livestream! Tuesday 26 May at 19h00 via SAFTU on Facebook, and via Zoom : the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and Zwelinzima Vavi will be in discussion with Professor Lucien van der Walt of the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, Makhanda. What measures have been put in place, … Continue reading WORKERS’ CONVERSATIONS South Africa Livestream! Tuesday 26 May @ 19h00: Lucien van der Walt: “The working class, welfare and perspectives in the lockdown crisis”
Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Should the Anti-Capitalists Contest Elections?," International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)/ Workers World Media Productions (WWMP) Public Forum & debate, Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 25 April. Complete AUDIO HERE (offsite).VIDEO of main talk below.
Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa Key note speech by Prof. Lucien van der Walt, Rhodes University during the "Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018" Hosted by FES Trade Union Competence Centre Sub-Saharan Africa - TUCC and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Tanzania. A copy of the paper can be found … Continue reading [VIDEO] Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa”
A recording is available: The Labour Studies Seminar Series, Rhodes University, Makhanda, presents Lucien van der Walt: "What Are We Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa" Wednesday, 27th MARCH 2019/ 4:15pm Venue: Eden Grove Seminar Room 2 ALL WELCOME!!!! THE PAPER: This paper discusses whether the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO's) … Continue reading [TALK + AUDIO]: 27/03/18 | 4:15 pm | Lucien van der Walt | What Are We Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa
Lucien van der Walt talks to paper with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich on the radical anti-nationalist, anti-apartheid, workers' control-based "workerist" politics of the mass-based Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU, 1979-1985), and its approach to the national question. The paper appears in Eddie Webster and Karin Pampallis (eds), 2017, The Unresolved National Question … Continue reading [VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt (with Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich) on anti-nationalist, anti-capitalist South African “workerism” of FOSATU unions
Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives on Soviets, Revolution and Workers' Democracy in the Russian Revolution," input on panel, at the "1917 Russian Revolution Centenary Festival," Newtown, Johannesburg, 10-12 November. Note: There is a small bit missing at around 21.26 minutes (technical error) but the video continues thereafter. The Q&A session was not … Continue reading [VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives on Soviets, Revolution and Workers’ Democracy in the Russian Revolution”
Interview on Power FM's "Power Talk" show, 10 pm, 12 July 2017, with Iman Rapetti on "Who Owns South Africa?" We have heard the term ‘White Monopoly Capital’ in recent times, we would like to break down where the wealth is actually concentrated in South Africa. What is the role of the state elite? How … Continue reading [RADIO]: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)
Workers Library & Museum committee members pictured, all of them Bikisha Media Collective other than comrade CM, second from left. More on the Workers Library & Museum here
With comrades on the 16 July 2016, last day of the Vuyisile Mini Winter School on "Labour and Social Policy," organised by the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, and the Institute for Social and Eocnomic Research, at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
With comrades at the 8 October 2016 colloquium of graduates from the National Union of Metalworkers of South Afeica (NUMSA)-University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) "Social Theory and Research" programme. This ran from 2010-2015, and will be followed by similar initiatives in 2017.
Personal statement by "Rhodes" University professor Lucien van der Walt: "Rights are not given from above but won from below. Fight for free higher education as part of the struggle for change and completing the black working class national liberation struggle in South Africa. Move the struggle from individual VCs and universities … Continue reading [PHOTO + SPEECH]: Prof Lucien van der Walt at fees protests: “Free higher education, complete national liberation,” at “Rhodes” University, 19 October 2015
Lucien van der Walt, lecturer, addressing rally, in support of mass student protests at University of Witwatersrand, September 2010. The problem is the system.