[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”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Erneuerung und Reform der Arbeiterbewegung: Ein Plädoyer für den Anarcho-Syndikalismus”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Erneuerung Und Reform Der Arbeiterbewegung: Ein Plädoyer für den Anarcho-Syndikalismus," Direkte Aktion, 18 October.  From here, translation from here. Erneuerung und Reform der Arbeiterbewegung: Ein Plädoyer für den Anarcho-Syndikalismus  Von: Lucien van der Walt - 18. Oktober 2019 Danke für die Einladung zu diesem Panel [1], zusammen mit der Genossin Hilary Wainwright, einer Schlüsselfigur … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Erneuerung und Reform der Arbeiterbewegung: Ein Plädoyer für den Anarcho-Syndikalismus”

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

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, 3 September 2019, “Should the Anti-Capitalists Vote?” ILRIG

Lucien van der Walt, 3 September 2019, "Should the Anti-Capitalists Vote?", International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG). This is a lightly edited transcription of a talk given by Prof. Lucien van der Walt on a panel on the eve of the 2019 national elections in South Africa: the International Labour Research and Information Group … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 3 September 2019, “Should the Anti-Capitalists Vote?” ILRIG

[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

[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

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

Interview: “The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle” (Lucien van der Walt)

The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle: Professor Lucien van der Walt, Department of Sociology (Rhodes University) By Luke Alfred (2015)   PDF online here.   "Reports of the death of the broad working class are greatly exaggerated," says Lucien van der Walt with mild but discernible flourish. "Too many experts believed it anachronistic, passé. But if you look … Continue reading Interview: “The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle” (Lucien van der Walt)

[SPEECH] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance,” May Day mass meeting, Paris

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, "From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance," speech at May Day mass meeting, Le Autre Futur union congress, Paris, France. These are what I have from a speech I gave at a May Day mass meeting in Paris, France, in 2000. The mass meeting was the closing even … Continue reading [SPEECH] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance,” May Day mass meeting, Paris

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

Lucien van der Walt, 2007, "South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?" Red and Black Forum, Khanya College, 5 May. Comrades. As you know, South Africa’s success in winning the 2010 bid for the World Cup has been announced with great fanfare. The World Soccer Cup is the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, "The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education," SWOP "Brown Bag" seminar, University of Witwatersrand, 9 May, SH2187. The debates over university restructuring - of “transformation” - have been complex, and very heated. But in some ways, though, these debates have generated far more heat than light. Issues such as the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

[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”

[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