DSM to merge with WASP upon WASP's refounding as revolutionary party PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:36

On 14 February, activists of the Workers & Socialist Party gathered in Johannesburg for a bosberaad (national meeting) to discuss the future of the party. The meeting took the historic decision to begin a new phase in the life of the party: WASP will be built as a revolutionary party the better to continue the struggle for a socialist society. This requires bringing WASP’s structures into alignment with its revolutionary political programme by building the party upon the principles of genuine democratic centralism. Further, WASP will seek affiliation to the Committee for a Workers International (CWI – www.socialistworld.net) to assist the struggle for the creation of a global revolutionary party. This process will begin immediately and culminate in a re-founding Congress at the end of the year.

What has WASP achieved?

In WASP’s short life it has achieved a great deal. The strikes around the Marikana massacre found their political expression in the creation of WASP. Many strike committee leaders were the founders and first members, including the National Strike Committee which affiliated to WASP in March 2013. At the height of the strikes the National Strike Committee represented 150,000 mineworkers. Mineworkers from North West...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:41
Appeal to fund Printing of Iwzi Labasebenzi PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:48

Dear comrades,

We are writing to request financial assistance with the printing and distribution of Izwi Labasebenzi.  The forthcoming issue of Izwi, paper of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), will be the first issue to be published as the official organ of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), marking a milestone in the development of that...

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:53
Mantashe’s fear and loathing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:28

Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the ANC, in a new opinion piece published in the Mail & Guardian (18 July 2014), attacks the Workers & Socialist Party (WASP), the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), one of the founders of WASP, and Liv Shange, a leader in both organisations, yet again. Mantashe fears the DSM and WASP because we demonstrate the clearest understanding of the processes under way in society...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:17
2014: Redrawing of the political landscape underway PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 06:20

The strike wave in the mining sector in 2012 – which came to international attention in the atrocity of the Marikana massacre – was the opening battle in a new phase of the class struggle which is redrawing the...

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:56
Mandela’s Legacy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 December 2013 19:15

The Democratic Socialist Movement offers condolences to the Mandela family and all those in South Africa and internationally who are mourning the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela is a symbol of the struggles and sacrifices of millions over decades to end apartheid and win democracy. The hopes and...

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 14:37
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Workers & Socialist Party

Committee for a Workers' International

After Marikana: The way forward for the mineworkers