[ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2008, “Political Differences on the Role of the State and of Trade Unions: Neo-liberal, Social Democratic and Socialist Views” (DITSELA / COSATU

Lucien van der Walt, 2008, "Political Differences on the Role of the State and of Trade Unions: Neo-liberal, Social Democratic and Socialist Views," in Organiser Modules - Module 3:  Political Economy and Alternative Organising under Neo-liberal Capitalism in South Africa, Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour (DITSELA) / Congress of South African … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2008, “Political Differences on the Role of the State and of Trade Unions: Neo-liberal, Social Democratic and Socialist Views” (DITSELA / COSATU

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2003, “University Restructuring: Whose Gain, Whose Pain, Whose Transformation?,” poster for talk to UDW’s Combined Staff Assoc.

This was a talk I gave to the independent Combined Staff Association (COMSA) at the University of Durban-Westville, Durban as part of a campaign against outsourcing. The published talk is HERE. Poster in PDF is HERE.      

[WORKSHOP] Lucien van der Walt, 2020, “The Working Class and the Crisis: Mapping a Long March,” Labour Community Media Forums

Lucien van der Walt, 2020, “The Working Class and the Crisis: Mapping a Long March,” Labour Community Media Forums EC Provincial Workshop Programme, Noluthando Hall, Joza, Makhanda, 22 October. `              

[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”