Lucien van der Walt, 2001, “Reverse the Drive to Privatise: Fighting Neo-liberalism in South African Higher Education”

Lucien van der Walt, 2001, Reverse the Drive to Privatise: Fighting Neo-liberalism in South African Higher Education, Zabalaza Books, Durban, Johannesburg.  Introducing the text: This was a long pamphlet from an anarchist/ syndicalist perspective that located the post-apartheid neo-liberal reforms and attacks on workers in state universities in South Africa within a larger context: the neo-liberal … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2001, “Reverse the Drive to Privatise: Fighting Neo-liberalism in South African Higher Education”

[RESEARCH REPORT] van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson and Martin, 2002, “The Outsourced University: A Survey of the Rise of Support Service Outsourcing in Public Sector Higher Education in South Africa…”, SWOP Research Report 11

Lucien van der Walt, Chris Bolsmann, Bernadette Johnson and Lindsey Martin, 2002, The Outsourced University: A Survey of the Rise of Support Service Outsourcing in Public Sector Higher Education in South Africa, and its effects on workers and trade unions, 1994-2001, Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP, now  Society, Work and Development Institute), University of the … Continue reading [RESEARCH REPORT] van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson and Martin, 2002, “The Outsourced University: A Survey of the Rise of Support Service Outsourcing in Public Sector Higher Education in South Africa…”, SWOP Research Report 11

[SHORT] Bolsmann, Johnson, Martin and van der Walt, 2002, “The Effects of Support Service Outsourcing on Workers and Trade Unions in Public Universities in South Africa”

Chris Bolsmann, Bernadette Johnson, Lindsey Martin and Lucien van der Walt, 2002, "The Effects of Support Service Outsourcing on Workers and Trade Unions in Public Universities in South Africa," South African Labour Bulletin, volume 26, number 3, pp. 59-61. PDF of this article HERE

[JOURNAL]: Maisiri, Nyalungu, van der Walt, 2020, “Anarchist/ Syndicalist and Independent Marxist Intersections in Post-apartheid Struggles, South Africa: The WSF/ ZACF current in Gauteng, 1990s-2010s”

Leroy Maisiri, Phillip Nyalungu and Lucien van der Walt (2020), "Anarchist/ Syndicalist and Independent Marxist Intersections in Post-apartheid Struggles, South Africa: The WSF/ ZACF current in Gauteng, 1990s-2010s," Globalizations, volume 17, number 5, pp. 797-819. Part of a special issue on "Pluriversality, Convergence, and Hybridity in the Global Left," edited by Alex Prichard and Owen … Continue reading [JOURNAL]: Maisiri, Nyalungu, van der Walt, 2020, “Anarchist/ Syndicalist and Independent Marxist Intersections in Post-apartheid Struggles, South Africa: The WSF/ ZACF current in Gauteng, 1990s-2010s”

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

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

[ANALYSIS] Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Imperial Wars and Their Losers: A Critique of ‘Labor Aristocracy’ Theories,” ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review,

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Imperial Wars and Their Losers: A Critique of 'Labor Aristocracy' Theories," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 66, pp. 15-16. Get the PDF of print version here

Lucien van der Walt, 2001/2019, “Anarquismo Revolucionário e o Movimento Antiglobalização”

A recent translation into Portuguese of Lucien van der Walt, 2001, "Revolutionary Anarchism and the Anti-Globalisation Movement," Red and Black Revolution: A Magazine of Libertarian Communism (Ireland), number 5, 2001, pp. 18-20, which can be found HERE. For Greek translations, HERE and HERE and in Italian HERE. This copy comes from Periódico Anarquista, HERE.  Lucien van der Walt, [2001] … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2001/2019, “Anarquismo Revolucionário e o Movimento Antiglobalização”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin, online at FES HERE and mirroredHERE. "The International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work agenda has positive aspects, but is not feasible or desirable in the neo-liberal epoch. African labour should rather build class-based counter-power and counter-hegemony,  aiming at a new system: common ownership, self-management and bottom-up … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2019, Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa

[VIDEO] Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa”

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”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Rebuilding the Workers’ Movement for Counter-Power, Justice and Self-Management: A Contribution to the Debate”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Rebuilding the Workers’ Movement for Counter-Power, Justice and Self-Management: A Contribution to the Debate" (Amandla!, Number 63, Pp. 24-25 ) PDF online HERE.   Full text below. THE ROBUST EXCHANGE BETWEEN comrades Ronald Wesso and Mametlwe Sebei, in the pages of recent issues of Amandla!, over the South African Federation of … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Rebuilding the Workers’ Movement for Counter-Power, Justice and Self-Management: A Contribution to the Debate”

[PRESS]: On unions, in 2019, “Vavi Happier to be Outside the ANC Alliance Now”

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/protests/2082886/vavi-happier-to-be-outside-the-anc-alliance-now/ Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni, 14.2.2019, "Vavi happier to be outside the ANC alliance now," The Citizen He wants people to understand, though, that trade union fragmentation does not ‘serve the agenda of the workers’. Is it indeed colder outside the ANC tripartite alliance? South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) boss Zwelinzima Vavi says recent events, such as … Continue reading [PRESS]: On unions, in 2019, “Vavi Happier to be Outside the ANC Alliance Now”

[TALK + AUDIO]: Keynote: Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “What are we Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa,” Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania

Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “What are we Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa,” Keynote Address, Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel, Kunduchi, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), 29 October-2 November. The talk, as circulated at the conference, is HERE … Continue reading [TALK + AUDIO]: Keynote: Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “What are we Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa,” Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania