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Platinum Miners and Class Struggle in South Africa


Three Union Leaders Shot Dead in South Africa
The young NUMSA shop stewards were targeted by "reactionary forces" after a 4 week strike, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

  August 8, 2014

South African Platinum Miner's Struggle Creates Political Rupture
Vishwas Satgar: New miners union growing as workers split with ANC supported union; increasing consciousness amongst workers that the issue now is class

  February 26, 2013

South Africa and the Resource Curse
Patrick Bond: Mining interests are a powerful force shaping African politics

  February 14, 2013

Platinum Miners and Class Struggle in South Africa
Patrick Bond: Platinum miners strike inspires workers across South Africa; Billionaire mine owner becomes deputy head of ANC

  January 10, 2013

The ANC and the South African Deal with Monopoly Capitalism
Vishwas Satgar: At the heart of the bargain with monopoly capital was we will globalize, we will embrace neoliberal globalized economics, while you de-racialize the structures of the South African economy which led to black economic empowerment and the creation of a class of super-rich blacks

  October 3, 14

South African Platinum Miners Win Pay Raise
Vishwas Satgar: After bloody struggle, breakthrough on wages is an inspiring message to all South African miners and a challenge to ANC and official miners union

  October 3, 14

South African Miners Strike a Challenge to ANC
Vishwas Satgar: Government forced to drop murder charges against miners

  October 3, 14

Mass Murder of Miners and Neo-Liberalism in South Africa
Vishwas Satgar Pt2: The murder of striking miners reveals that the deep apartheid pattern of the labor market, particularly in the mining industry, has not changed

  September 2, 2012

Striking South African Miners Charged with Murder After Police Kill 34
Major challenge to ANC government after reports that many miners were shot in the back, and now murder charges against other miners, no police charged

  August 31, 2012

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