South Africa

Should Anti-Capitalists Contest Elections?

The question of the left and electoralism looms large in South Africa. The “tripartite alliance” emerged in the transition from apartheid to multi-racial democracy in the 1990’s as a political alliance between the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s largest trade union federation, COSATU, and the South African Communist Party (SACP). In power the ruling […]

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Elections and Class Struggle in South Africa: The Question of State Power and the Anarchist Response

Below we republish a critical reflection on the question of elections and class struggle – an issue that faces the South African left and which the US left is just beginning to take up again. Editorial note: An important point of context in the opening of the article is the reference to NUMSA (National Union […]

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Interview: Building Black Working Class Counter-Power in South Africa

The following interview with Warren McGregor of Zabalaza  Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses basic tenants of anarchism and key questions facing the left in South Africa such as calls to form a new “workers party,” addressing racial and national oppression, linking fights for reforms to revolutionary transformation and counter-power, and the history of anarchism in South […]

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