For the last few months, thousands of farm workers in South Africa's Western Cape region have been on strike.
Sixto Rodriguez is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter from Detroit.
The South African labour war spread to agriculture last week as farm workers struck against low wages and poor living conditions.
In her criticism of my article on South Africa (“ANC and the working class”, Solidarity 263) Jayne Edwards notes that I think the ANC had no choice but to govern in the name of capital because the movement was not yet ripe, and points to the misuse of an Engels quote from 1850.
The Marikana Support Committee was launched in the wake of the massacre of 34 striking mineworkers on 16 August at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa.
I am writing to disagree with one of the arguments Martyn Hudson made in his article on the current situation in South Africa in Solidarity 262 (26 October).
At the KDC East gold mine outside of Johannesburg 8,000 workers were sacked this week for refusing to return to work.
The labour war which has gripped South Africa’s mining sector has spread.
Mass protests in Portugal have forced the right-wing government to back off from one of its plans for meeting debt bail-out conditions.
The motion that caused the most controversy at this year’s TUC Congress (9-12 September) was from the Prison Officers’ Association, calling on the TUC at “the consideration and practicalities of a general strike”.