Farewell 2018…

By Gadi Malatsi This year has been an eventful one for the Alliance, with some significant milestones achieved, albeit the setbacks experienced, in particular the loss of some of our key struggle and working class stalwarts mentioned below, as well as those not mentioned: • Fezeka Loliwe, ANC MP dies on 5 March. • Cde […]

Introducing Chris Hani Institute (CHI)

By Sithembiso Bhengu Chris Hani (born Martin Thembisile Hani) is considered a legendary figure in the fight against apartheid. His fierceness continued to impact the South African political landscape even after his death – as the movement was emboldened to push for the date for the first democratic elections soon after his assassination, which were […]

Spotlight on CHI Research

Chris Hani Institute was established by COSATU and SAPC as a research think tank that would seek alternatives to neoliberalism. As such, researchers are central to the activities of CHI. Gadi Malatsi profiles two of CHI researchers, Musawenkosi (Musa) Hamelton Malabela and Dr Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama: Comrade Musa, whose background is in Industrial and Political Sociology […]

National Skills Foundation (NSF) funds CHI worker education research

By Samukele Hadebe Although Chris Hani Institute (CHI) was founded in 2003, and has so far, achieved notable milestones (for example, labour research, book publications and public engagements with labour stakeholders) as part of providing alternatives to the pervasive neo-liberalism, it however, suffered a low ebb at the end of the tenure of the then […]

COSATU embarks on a National Day of Action

By Gadi Malatsi The rights of women and children constitute fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. To this cause, COSATU, South Africa’s largest trade union federation organised a National Day of Action on 27 November 2018, to protest against the ongoing violence directed at women and children – two […]

Building strong trade unions to defend workers against the onslaught of labour attrition: Reflections on the 13th COSATU Congress

By Sithembiso Bhengu In September 2018 COSATU hosted its 13th National Congress under the theme Deepen the Back to Basics Campaign, Consolidate the Struggle for the NDR & Advance the Struggle for Socialism. The conference started on an optimistic note, with delegates seeking to garner consensus and mutual agreement to rebuild the Federation. One can […]

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