THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST MOVEMENT CONDEMNS THE POLICE MURDER OF NQOBILE NZUZA PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:35

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the police murder of seventeen-year-old Nqobile Nzuza. She was shot in the head and back with sharp ammunition on September 30 as the police cracked down on Abahlali baseMjondolo’s protest against the ongoing evictions and demolitions of their homes in Cato Manor, Durban. Others were wounded and hospitalised. This is the latest tragic incident in the ongoing struggle for housing and for the right to protest in Cato Manor, following the assassinations of outspoken housing activists Thembinkosi Qumbelo (in March) and Nkululeko Gwala (in June) and the police shooting of Nkosinathi Mngomezulu two weeks ago. These incidents follow death threats against Abahlali activists from the clique around local African National (ANC) councillor Mzimuni Giba, and the Ethekwini Municipality’s sustained campaign, in defiance of several court orders, of evictions and demolitions of the shacks that Cato Crest residents are forced to call home. Under these circumstances; and against the well-documented background of years of brutal police repression against Abahlali baseMjondolo in particular and independent mass...

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TOYOTA Workers Demands to the NUMSA President PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 15:30

The Democratic Socialist Movement here publishes an account by workers at the Toyota Prospecton plant outside Durban. At the time of writing, Monday September 9, the Prospecton workers are continuing the strike, still awaiting the NUMSA president’s promised report-back. The NUMSA leadership has told the workers that their continued strike action is illegal. More updates to follow.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 15:52
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HANDS OFF ABAHLALI! DOWN WITH CORRUPTION AND REPRESSION! FOR DEMOCRATICALLY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:30

WASP/DSM Statement of Solidarity with Abahlali 4 September 2013

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) condemns the latest acts of repression – ANC-instigated evictions of and assault on Abahlali baseMjondolo members – in Cato Crest in the strongest terms. We urge all progressive organisations and individuals to stand in solidarity Abahlali. This attack is the latest in a long history of repression and harassment against Abahlali and other progressive organisations...

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Marikana: workers remember the massacre a year ago PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:20

Democratic Socialist Movement reporters, South Africa 21 August 2013

On August 16, the anniversary of the police massacre on striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, over 5000 mineworkers gathered on ‘the mountain’ where their comrades were shot down a year ago.

The hardest thing is that I don’t know why I...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:43
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Workplace report from Khotso Batho: workers used and discarded by CEPPWAWU general secretary PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 08:07

socialistsouthafrica.co.za publishes a report sent by workers of Khotso Batho, the ‘Black Economic Empowerment’ labour broker company which was contracted to Sasol, until it was shut down recently after massive corruption was exposed. Khotso Batho Mining Services is owned by Maureen Mofokeng, married to the CEPPWAWU (Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union) general secretary Simon Mofokeng who also played a key role in the company. The workers who were left...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:52
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