IN THIS POSTING: (articles reprinted from Issue No. 4 – April 2015 — of Black Republic, published by members of the Fourth International in South Africa/Azania) 1) South Africa/ Azania: Where Are We At In Our Country Today? 2) South Africa/Azania: The Issue of the Land * * * * * * * * * […]
The Labour Movement at a Turning Point The labour movement in our country is going though momentous developments which will have deep and lasting consequences for the struggle of the Black working class, for the future of South Africa. We are convinced they will also have consequences for the international struggles of the world working […]
IN THIS MESSAGE: 1) South Africa After the May 7 General Elections — by François Forgue (reprinted from Informations ouvrières) 2) Report from Tiyani Lybon Mabasa, president of the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA) 3) May 15 Statement by the Central Committee of the Central Committee of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa […]
On the Eve of the Elections in South Africa / Azania: Intensification of Class Struggle and Political Crisis
THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER No. 31(new series – No. 302) April 25, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org – – – – – – – – – – [Note: This issue of Fourth International Newsletter — No. 31, or 302 Old Series, dated April 25, 2014 — was prepared in collaboration with the leadership of the Azanian section of […]
(excerpted from Fourth International Newsletter No. 22, December 5, 2013) The death of Nelson Mandela, the historic leader of the African National Congress, in South Africa/Azania on December 5, 2013, has given rise to a tidal wave of comments and homages of every kind. To understand Mandela and his legacy, it is essential to examine […]
SOCIALIST PARTY OF AZANIA (SOPA)HEAD OFFICE: Unit 8 Renaissance Centre Ghandi Square ´ 2001P.O. Box 11039 Johannesburg 2000Email: email@example.com@gmail.com Office of the Secretary General Dated: 6 December 2013 The Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA), together with the nation, mourns the passing away of Nelson Mandela, the first president of South Africa under democratic rule. With […]
Lybon Mabasa, SOPA President, Speaks Out Against the Repression of the Strikers in the Mines of Marikana
When evidence was given, during the last week of October, at the judicial commission investigating what happened at Marikana on August 16, an e-mail from Cyril Ramaphosa (1) to the authorities and the police was produced. In this e-mail, the former trade union head and still leader of ANC asked the police, the minister and […]
Since mid-September, threats have been made in South Africa against well-known political figures of your country — especially against Julius Malema, former leader of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL); Anglican bishop Johannes Seoka, who participated in every battle against the apartheid regime and helped to organise the workers in trade unions; and Tiyani Lybon Mabasa, […]
COSATU is going to go to its congress. Unlike in past congresses, it will not be a celebratory congress but one which will be about soul searching and to find out how so many things could have gone wrong, also why is it nothing was done to avert the disaster or change the fortune for […]
Statement of International Secretariat of the Fourth International: We Salute the Marikana Black Mineworkers in Azania/South Africa
We salute the Black mineworkers of Marikana (Azania/South Africa) who, by their 40-day-long strike, with their trade union, the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), stood their ground in the face of the shameful bloody repression unleashed by the South African government. They have just forced the Lonmin mining corporation to retreat! We salute […]
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