National Sections of the L5I:

South Africa

Obituary: Desmond Tutu (1931 – 2021)

Anti-apartheid activist and liberation theologian Desmond Tutu died after a long battle with cancer on Boxing Day, aged 90. Read more...

South Africa: 155,000 NUMSA steelworkers on indefinite strike

A mass strike has halted steel production in South Africa since 5 October. Read more...

South Africa: poor confront ANC’s rotten state

South Africa has just witnessed the worst violence in the country since the fall of apartheid nearly three decades ago. Read more...

South Africa: ANC retains power despite left challenge

In the end it was a comfortable victory for Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC and its allies, the trade union federation COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP). Read more...

The Crisis in South Africa

Many schools, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. Read more...

ANC: Business as usual, but fresh forces assemble to its left

The seizure of the infamously wealthy and corrupt Gupta brothers’ assets is another nail in President Jacob Zuma’s coffin. Read more...

#FeesMustFall – South African students fight for free education

South Africa’s student movement has closed down many of the country’s universities for nearly a month now in their campaign to abolish fees. Read more...

Miners' struggles could end decades of ANC hegemony in South Africa

South Africa, one of the world’s major emerging markets, is about to tip into recession. Its currency has slipped to a historic low against the dollar. Read more...

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