Of Nationalisation, Land Grabs and Vanguards

Over this past week, the National Union of Metalworkers congress has again put both nationalisation and the Freedom Charter firmly onto the political agenda. “Numsa is going to insist on the implementation of the revolutionary programme of the ANC — the Freedom...
Editorial – With friends like these who needs enemies?

Editorial – With friends like these who needs enemies?

AMANDLA ISSUE 25 | EDITORIAL: It is unfortunate that the incorporation of important days in the struggle for liberation as public holidays often results in the ritualization and hollowing out of their significance and meaning. The June 16 uprisings of 1976 marked a...

Interview with Irvin Jim

At NUMSA’s Special Congress in December you voted to hold socio-economic strikes, the first of which is coming up on 19 March to oppose the Employment Tax Incentive. Could you describe what a socio-economic strike is and why NUMSA is opposed to the tax...