[WORKSHOP]: Lucien van der Walt, 2020, “Working Class Heritage: The Creation of the Working Class and its Struggles in South Africa,” Sundays River Valley Farm Workers Forum

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.  

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Alternatives from the Ground Up: Anarchism/Syndicalism and (Black) Working Class Self-Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, Alternatives from the Ground Up:  Anarchism/ Syndicalism and (Black) Working Class Self-Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Zabalaza Books, Johannesburg, from HERE. This is a booklet (text below) published by Zabalaza Books in South Africa, HERE. It is based on a paper given at a political "Globalisation School" in Cape Town, for a … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Alternatives from the Ground Up: Anarchism/Syndicalism and (Black) Working Class Self-Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

[4-DAY SCHOOL with Eastern Cape unions]: 9-12/07/2019: “Politics Within and At a Distance from the State”

The Vuyisile Mini Winter School is an annual event,  launched at Rhodes University in 2015 with financial support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). Named after a famed Eastern Cape trade unionist who was executed by the apartheid state, the Winter School has focused on trade unionists based in the Eastern Cape Province, where Rhodes … Continue reading [4-DAY SCHOOL with Eastern Cape unions]: 9-12/07/2019: “Politics Within and At a Distance from the State”

[6-DAY SCHOOL with Eastern Cape unions]: 25-30/08/2019: “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”

Looking back at the year: we ran a great August 2019 short course on “Political Economy, and Economic and Social Policy” at Rhodes University in Makhanda/ Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. Our theme is “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis.” The short course is the first module in our four module Policy, Theory … Continue reading [6-DAY SCHOOL with Eastern Cape unions]: 25-30/08/2019: “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”

Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “A Historical Perspective on the South African Labour Movements and the National Question,” Vuyisile Mini Winter School

Workshop input: Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "A Historical Perspective on the South African Labour Movements and the National Question," Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2015: Labour and Social Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)/ Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, 18 July. The slides for the lecture are … Continue reading Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “A Historical Perspective on the South African Labour Movements and the National Question,” Vuyisile Mini Winter School

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Myths”

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2005, "Reclaiming Anarchism's Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Myths," Red and Black Forum, Phambili Motsoaledi Centre, Motsoaledi, Soweto, 1 October. Anarchism and syndicalism have been major forces internationally in the struggle against all forms of oppression and domination by the popular classes. I mean here there the … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Myths”

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

[2-DAY SCHOOL with NUMSA]: 24-25/11/2018: “South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”

Part of a larger non-sectarian workers' and union education initiative, through the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, I developed this programme in conjunction with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's (NUMSA's) Uitenhage Local. It was run on a Nelson Mandela University campus in Port Elizabeth.

[3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 7-9/11/2018: “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and Spanish Revolutions”

Co-designed and co-faciliated a three-day workshop with the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) in the Eastern Cape, with Leroy Maisiri and Ayanda Kota. The venue was the Bantu Stephen Biko Student Union Building, at Rhodes University, Grahamstown/ Makhanda; the dates were 7-9 November 2018, and the topic was “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and … Continue reading [3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 7-9/11/2018: “Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and Spanish Revolutions”

[POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) was a remarkable coalition of post-apartheid social movemenys, launched mid-2000. It was co-founded by Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliates, and some university student groups, but was pretty soon basically a mixture of township-based protest groups and small far-left groups (mainly Marxist, also some anarchists). As an APF Media … Continue reading [POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

[3-DAY SCHOOL with UPM]: 10-12/12/2017: “Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?”

Co-designed and co-faciliated a three-day workshop with the Unemployed People's Movement in the Eastern Cape, with Leroy Maisiri and Ayanda Kota. The venue was Stone Crescent at Grahamstown, dates were 10-12 December 2017, and the topic was "Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?" Attended by 45 people.

[WORKSHOP]: With comrades at the 2016 ‘Vuyisile Mini’ Winter School, Eastern Cape

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.  

[WORKSHOP]: With Oupa Lehulere at Global Labour University school – plenary on “Racial Capitalism” & “Workers’ Movements” in South Africa

With Oupa Lehulere on plenary on "Racial Capitalism" & "Workers' Movements" in South Africa. At Global Labour University’s almuni Summer School for unionists, 2 October 2016, Bronkhorstspruit.