*Popular education: workshops, courses, talks (list)*

DRAFT: Work in progress. Will include courses, coordination and specific inputs. MAIN GAPS: need to add more DITSELA details, GLU courses, and must be  cross-indexed against blog entries and online links.

2020
Coordination committee, design, inputs: Annual Vuyisile Mini Winter School for unionists and worker activists: coordinating committee, design, inputs. The 2020 School runs in July, Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

Coordination , design, inputs: “An Alternative for a World in Crisis: The Rojava Revolution, Kurdish Freedom Movement and Prospects for South Africa’s Incomplete Liberation” Makhanda Workshop: coordination. This was a one-day workshop in Makhanda, part of the Rojava Speaking Tour, and run by the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG), 9 March.

Coordination, co-design, co-teaching.”History and Debates in the Workers’ Movement” short course for metalworkers’ unions:  Held at Rhodes University in Makhanda/ Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. This is a module in the larger “Policy, Theory and Research for Labour Movements” programme.

Coordinator: “Policy, Theory and Research for Labour Movements” programme: coordinator.  A four module programme, funded by merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority), based in the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and Sociology, Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown.

Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF).

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2020, “Political Implications of the Successful UPM Case to Dissolve Makana Municipality,” Unemployed Peoples Movement (UPM), Rhodes University, Makhanda, 27 January.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2020, “Understanding South Africa’s Incomplete Liberation: How did we End up Here?,” Makhanda Workshop, Rojava Speaking Tour: “An Alternative for a World in Crisis: The Rojava Revolution, Kurdish Freedom Movement and Prospects for South Africa’s Incomplete Liberation,” Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU)/ International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG), Amazwi South African Museum of Literature, Makhanda, 9 March. Published version HERE.

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. Report HERE.

Workshop input: 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. A bit HERE.

2019
Annual Vuyisile Mini Winter School for unionists and worker activists, 9-12 July, on theme of “Politics Within and At a Distance from the State”: coordinating committee, design, inputs: annual event. The 2019  School ran at Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. More information HERE.

External examiner Global Labour University: Africa leg, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF).

“Policy, Theory and Research for Labour Movements” programme: coordinator.  A four module programme, funded by merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority), based in the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and Sociology, Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown.

“South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis: Political Economy & Economic and Social Policy” short course for metalworkers’ unions: coordination, design, co-teaching.  Held at Rhodes University in Makhanda/ Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. This is a module in the larger “Policy, Theory and Research for Labour Movements” programme.

Panel discussion/ debate: 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 HERE. Published version online HERE, mirrored from HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Modes of politics at a distance from the state,” Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2019: Politics within and at a distance from the state, Rhodes University, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 9-12 July. Published version HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Overview of Theories of the State,” Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2019: Politics within and at a distance from the state, Rhodes University, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 9-12 July. Published version HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “The State, Accumulation and Class Formation after Apartheid,” Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2019: Politics within and at a distance from the state, Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown, 9-12 July. Published version HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Understanding Authoritarian Populism and Building Inclusive, Bottom-Up Working Class Alternatives,” 17th Annual ILRIG Globalisation School on “The Rise of Right-Wing Politics and Authoritarian Rule: deepening our understanding and broadening inclusive organisation and struggle,” Cape Town, 9 October. Skype recording HERE.

2018
External examiner Global Labour University: Africa leg, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF).

“Autonomy, Land, Self-Management: Alternatives & the Russian and Spanish Revolutions”: with Ayanda Kota and Leroy Maisiri, the design, facilitation and delivery of three-day workshop / school for Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown, 7-9 November .

“South African Political Economy and the Global Crisis”: design, facilitation and delivery of workshop by Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU, Rhodes) forNational Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Uitenhage Local, Nelson Mandela University, South Campus, Port Elizabeth, 24-25 November.

2017
External examiner Global Labour University: Africa leg, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF).

“Policy, Theory and Research for Labour Movements”: proposal for Eastern Cape trade union education programme developed for the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and Sociology at Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstown, developed and passed by university.

“Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we Learn from the Russian Revolution?”: with Ayanda Kota and Leroy Maisiri, the design, facilitation and delivery of three-day workshop / school for Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), Stone Crescent Hotel, Makhanda/ Grahamstown, 10-12 December.

Panel debate/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Soviets, Revolution and Workers’ Democracy: Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives,” 1917 Russian Revolution Centenary Festival, Newtown, Johannesburg, 10-12 November. Video of (most of) presentation HERE.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “The Political Economy of the Rhodes Industrial Action,” seminar on “Students and the Strike,” Asinimali, Rhodes University, 28 April. HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Learning from Radical 1980s Unionism: FOSATU’s ‘Workerism,’ Its Power and Its Limits,” input at “‘People’s Power,’ ‘Workers’ Control’ and Grassroots Politics in South Africa: Rethinking Practices of Self-Organisation and Anti-apartheid Resistance in the 1980s” workshop, International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)/ Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre, Drieziet extension, Orange Farm township, 24 June. (Paper developed with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich). Published version HERE.

2016
External examiner Global Labour University: Africa leg, University of the Witwatersrand. Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF) (current).

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Building Workers Education,” input Vuyisile Mini Winter Schoo : Labour and Social Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, 16 July.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Racial Capitalism and Workers’ Movements in South Africa,” Global Labour University’s Summer School, Bronkhorstspruit, 2 October.

Workshop input, Lucien van der Walt, “Workers’ Education Matters,”2016,  10th  anniversary of the Global Labour University (GLU), at the University of the Witwatersrand in May 2016. Published version HERE.

2015
Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF).

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

“Programme in Social Theory and Policy For Labour Movements”: Eastern Cape short course proposal developed for National Union of Metalworkers Of South Africa (NUMSA) Central Committee.

Local seminar with unionists: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Trade Union and Worker Ideologies, Historic and Global: Anarchism, Syndicalism and Labour,” joint GLU (Global Labour University) (GLU)/ ENGAGE (Empowerment & Capacity Building Network for Global Trade Unionists & Labour Activists) seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 20 November.

Speech: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Free Higher Education, Complete National Liberation,” Rhodes University rally,  19 October. HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Revolution in Guinea-Bissau: Assessing Cabral and the PAIGC Experience”, Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 November.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Thomas Sankara and the Revolution of the Colonels,” Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 16 May.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Radical Analysis of the Post-Colonial African Context,” Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 February. Published version HERE.

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: Labour and Social Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)/ Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, 18 July. Slides are HERE.

2014
Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF) (current).

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2014, “1976: Lessons and Limits,” Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 June.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2014, “From June 16 to Today: Youth and Politics,” seminar with Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), Rhodes University, 19 June.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2014, “Early Years of Anarchism, Syndicalism and the National Question in South Africa,” Zabalaza seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 29 January.

2013
Ex-officio member, Global Labour University project (university partners: Campinas/ TATA Institute/ Wits/ Kassel/ Berlin; union partners: AITUC, Cosatu, CUT, DGB, INTUC, SEWA; other: FES, ILO, PSI, IMF GUF) (current).

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

Panel debate/ trade union school:  Lucien van der Walt, 2013, “The Political Possibilities of Trade Unions: Anarcho-syndicalist Perspectives,” National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) 1st Political School, panel, Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, 13-18 September. Published version HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2013, “Anarchist Revolution in the Ukraine 1918-1921 and the Colonial Question”, Tokologo workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, 20 July.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2013, “A Preliminary History of the Rebirth of South African Anarchism in the 1990s,” Zabalaza seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 3 May.

Workshop input for unionists: Lucien van der Walt, 2013, input on unions and restructuring of university support services, at National Health, Education and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) branch executive training workshop, Rhodes University, Grahamstown/ Makhanda, 31 August.

2012
Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

Global Labour University Honours Degree (University of the Witwatersrand): launch of this new degree that I designed and piloted through the university.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme: joint coordinator.

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

“Politics at a Distance from the State” conference: part of organising committee for this event at Rhodes University, Makhanda/ Grahamstwon, Eastern Cape, 29-30 September. The event, a meeting of radical academics and activists, brought together a diverse range of people and formations including Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Church Land Programme, the Landless People’s Movement (in Soweto), the Unemployed People’s Movement ,  hip-hop collective Soundz of the South and the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF).

Speech: Lucien van der Walt, 2012, “Why Working Class Heritage Matters”, opening address: “Heritage Day” event, Sakhalutu Cultural Group, Joza township, Grahamstown/ Makhanda, 24 September. Published version HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2012, “Change the World by Making CounterPower: Anarchism/ Syndicalism, Class Struggle and the Question of Revolutionary Transitions,” “Politics at a Distance from the State” conference, Rhodes University, 29-30 September.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2012, “Basic Organising Skills”, Inkululeko workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, 19 August.

Workshop/ popular talk:Lucien van der Walt, 2012, “Statist Currents in the Working Class Movement”, Tokologo workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, 23 June.

2011
Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

Global Labour University Fellowship, to teach “Trade Union Strategies in the Context of Neo-Liberal Globalisation”, University of Kassel, Germany.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme: joint coordinator.

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

Part of the joint SWOP (the Society, Work and Development Institute, previously the Sociology of Work Unit, University of the Witwatersrand) / DITSELA (Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour) internship. A new initiative, it placed postgraduates with DITSELA, and provided a scholarship.

Union congress address: Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “Trade Union Politics: Options,” address at launch congress of the South African Social Workers Union, University of the Witwatersrand, 3 September.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “Lessons from the Middle East Revolts: A Conversation,” Miyela Conversations, Soweto, 12 March.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt and Sian Byrne, 2011, “Nationalisation and the Working Class: The Case of ESKOM”, Red and Black workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 17 September. A published version HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “Egypt and the New Revolts: Learning from the Struggles in the Arab World”, Red and Black workshop, Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa (MEWUSA) offices, His Majesty’s Building, Johannesburg, 18 June.

2010
Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

Global Labour University Honours Degree (University of the Witwatersrand):  designed and had formally approved n entirely new GLU Honours degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme: joint coordinator.

“Alternatives to Free Trade and Investment” stream, Globalisation Summer School, International Labour Research and Information Group( ILRIG), Cape Town (co-taught and co-designed, with Shawn Hattingh).

“Labour, the Left and Working Class Theory” short course in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2010, “Anarchism, Black Flame and the Social Movements”, workshop with the Unemployed People’s Movement, Grahamstown Public Library/ Makhanda, 6 October.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2010, “The Black Flame of Anarchism and Syndicalism: Its Relevance Today”, at Red and Black Forum on “Class Struggle, Anarchism and Syndicalism”, Funda Centre, Soweto, 6 March.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2010, “Anarchism and the Spanish Revolution: Any Relevance for Black Working Class Struggles Today?” Red and Black workshop, Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa (MEWUSA) offices, Elephant House, Johannesburg, 11 December.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2010, “Anarchosyndicalism and the Future of the South African left,” for “Panel Debate: How Do we Develop an Alternative?,” at the “Exposing the State of Capitalism: Reviewing Past Debates” Globalisation Summer School, Cape Townm International Labour Research and Information Group/ ILRIG, 26 September-1 October. Published version HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, Sian Byrne and Warren McGregor, 2010, “Renewing the Global General Strike: May Day’s Anarchist History, its 21st Century Futures”, paper given at Amandla / Conference of the Democratic Left “May Day Workshop,” University of Johannesburg, 1 May. Published version HERE.

2009
Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)  / University of the Witwatersrand “Social Theory and Research” programme: joint coordinator.

2008
Doors of Learning union education NPO: member, executive committee.

Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

Union address: Lucien van der Walt, 2008, “What Might a Union Become? Labour Renewal, Participatory Democracy and Social Transformation,” paper given at the National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) Organisational Renewal and Strategies Conference (NACTU Central Committee), Cedar Park, Johannesburg, 19 August.

2007
Doors of Learning union education NPO: member, executive committee.

Global Labour University programme: African executive, University of the Witwatersrand.

Workshop/ popular talk: 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. HERE

2006
Speech: Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Xenophobia, Solidarity and the Struggle for Zimbabwe,” Freedom in our Lifetime Resistance Festival: Solidarity with Zimbabwe, Newtown, Johannesburg, 10 December. HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Working Class Insurgency: Class Struggle and Social Transformation,” Red and Black Forum, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 11 February.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Neo-liberalism and Working Class Resistance”, Red and Black Forum/ Orange Farm Crisis Committee two-day workshop, Orange Farm township, 20-21 May.

2005
Union event: Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Rethinking Welfare, Building the Working Class Movement,” NALEDI (National Labour and Economic Development Institute) Open Forum, Congress of South African Trade Unions/ COSATU, Johannesburg, 10-11 November.

Workshop/ 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. HERE

2004
“Political economy” module, Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour (DITSELA).

2003
Popular talk to unionists: Lucien van der Walt, 2003, “University Restructuring: Whose Gain, Whose Pain, Whose Transformation?,” presentation to Combined Staff Association (COMSA), University of Durban-Westville, 2 July.

Debate: Lucien van der Walt, 2003, “Can Unions be Revolutionary?,” Independent Socialist Movement, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 3 July.

Workshop input with unionists: Lucien van der Walt, 2003, “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,” at the “Changing Working Conditions in Higher Education,” National Tertiary Education Staff Union (NTESU), University of Natal-Durban, 9-11 July.

2002
Workers’ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg: member of executive, vice-chairperson; also chair of education subcommittee, coordinating monthly workshops, visiting unions, fundraising.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Collapse of ‘Communism’: What does it Mean?,” Esselen Student Residence,  House Committee forum, University of the Witwatersrand, Hillbrow, 25 April.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “Zimbabwe’s ‘Third Chimurenga’: Grassroots Movement or Class War from Above?,” Red and Black Forum, Workers’ Library and Museum, Johannesburg, 13 October.

2001
Workers’ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg: member of executive, vice-chairperson; also chair of education subcommittee, coordinating monthly workshops, visiting unions, fundraising.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2001, “The Political Implications of Privatisation and Neo-liberalism,” paper presented at Red and Black Forum, Workers’ Library and Museum, Johannesburg, 13 October.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2001, “Democracy or Despotism at Wits?,” guest presentation for Keep Left, University of the Witwatersrand, 17 May. HERE.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2001, “Fighting ‘Globalisation’”, Red and Black Forum/ Bikisha Media Collective, Workers’ Library and Museum, Johannesburg, 2 June.

2000
Workers’ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg: member of executive, vice-chairperson; also chair of education subcommittee, coordinating monthly workshops, visiting unions, fundraising.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Wits 2001: GEAR, Neo-liberalism, the Working Class and the Restructuring of Higher Education,” presentation at South African Students’ Congress (SASCO), Wits branch, Annual General Meeting (AGM), University of the Witwatersrand, 30 September.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “International Struggles against Capitalist Globalisation: Reflections on the Paris 2000 anarcho-syndicalist union conference Le Autre Futur / ‘For Another Future through Social Resistance,’” presented at Workers’ Library and Museum Education Workshop on “Resisting Globalisation: lessons of struggle,” 27 May. HERE.

Speech at union congress: 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. HERE.

Workshop input: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Local Government Privatisation in Context: GEAR, Neo-liberalism and Global Capitalist Restructuring in South Africa,” presentation at Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) “Workshop on Local Government,” Workers’ Library and Museum, Johannesburg, 11 November.

Discussion paper: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “For the Working class, Against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde Chris Malikhane, ” Lesedi Socialist Study Group, University of the Witwatersrand, JohannesburgHERE.

Discussion paper: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “In a Neoliberal World: Is Nationalisation a Route to Socialism?,” Lesedi Socialist Study Group, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 19 August. HERE.

1999
“Labour history of South Africa to 1940” module, Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour (DITSELA).

Workers’ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg: chair, education subcommittee, coordinating monthly workshops, visiting unions, fundraising.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “Retrenchments and the Neo-liberal Restructuring of the Economy,” Workers’ Library and Museum workshop on “Should Business and Government retrench Workers?,” Johannesburg, 13 November.

Workshop input with unionists: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The South African labour movement between 1900 and 1940,” DITSELA (Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour), Educator Conference, Johannebsurg, 13-15 September.

Discussion paper: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “Some Comments on the National Question from an Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspective,” Lesedi Socialist Study Group, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 16 May. HERE.

Discussion paper: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “The Soviet Mirage,” Lesedi Socialist Study Group, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 8 October. HERE.

1998
Workers’ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg: member of education subcommittee.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “South Africa’s Unemployment Crisis: Can the Job Summit Deliver?,” Workers Solidarity meeting, Workers Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg, 26 September.  HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk:Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Low Wages Will Not Create Jobs, Struggle Will” Workers Solidarity meeting, Workers Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg, 15 August. HERE.

Workshop/ popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Silent War on the Land,” Workers Solidarity meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 27 May.

1997
Panel presentation: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “Anarchism in South Africa after Apartheid,” 6th Congress of the International of Anarchist Federations, Lyon, France, 31 October to 2 November. Some of this material was written up into two articles (in French), available HERE and HERE.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “The Silent War on the Land,” Workers Solidarity public meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 28 August.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “What are the Origins of May Day?,” Workers Solidarity public meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 24 April.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “Rosa Luxemburg, Libertarian, Revolutionary”, address at opening of the “First International Workers’ Film Festival”, Johannesburg, 12 April.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “Can the ANC’s Land Reform Policy Deliver to the Poor?,” Workers Solidarity public meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 27 March.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “Is there an Alternative to Capitalism Today?,” Workers Solidarity public meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 13 February.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “What’s ‘Left’? The Revolutionary Alternative to Capitalism Today,” Workers Solidarity public meeting, University of the Witwatersrand, 4 February.

1996
Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “Can Workers Run Society? The Spanish Revolution (1936-1939),” Workers Solidarity meeting,  University of the Witwatersrand, 8 October.

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “What’s ‘Left’: Is There An Alternative to Capitalism Today?,” Workers Solidarity meeting,  University of the Witwatersrand, 22 August.