Uniting workers for social and economic advancement

By Samukele Hadebe  This year’s International Workers’ Day on 1 May 2019 marked the 133rd anniversary of the celebration of Labour Day, also known as May Day. In Gauteng, all roads led to Katlehong’s Huntersfield Stadium, where a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rally was addressed by the General Secretary, Comrade Bheki Ntshalintshali. […]

Focus on Elections 2019

By Tebogo Mogoru On 8 May 2019, South Africans eligible to vote participated in the country’s sixth democratic elections since the dawn of democracy 25 years ago. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 66.05% of registered voters turned up at the polls. The right to elect a democratic government is what many of our […]

CHI internal research seminars 2019

Gadi Malatsi Chris Hani Institute will hold a series of Internal Research Seminars between March and September 2019. The aim of the seminars is to support and capacitate researchers and research interns to be able to present papers and preliminary findings from the various research projects. It is expected that these seminars will build the […]

Imperialist destabilisation of Venezuela disguised as democracy

By Samukele Hadebe The continued economic problems in oil-rich Venezuela have been cause for concern, yet nothing had so far, profoundly muddied the political waters like the United States of America’s (USA) recent interference in the country’s internal affairs. We boldly call this an interference because the United State (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Anxiety over Janusz Walus’ pursuit for parole

By Samukele Hadebe The jailed assassin, Janusz Walus, who murdered Chris Hani, then South African Communist Party (SACP) General Secretary on 10 April 1993, is seeking parole. Although sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, and he is frantically seeking parole to enjoy a free life. On 16 January 2019 Justice and […]

Trade unions and migrant rights

By Aisha Lorgat As March is human rights month in South Africa, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on human rights in relation to international or cross-border migrants, a group of people whose presence in the country is often questioned and sometimes violently challenged. These reflections emerge from my own research looking into […]

Chris Hani Institute holds a seminar on Marxism

By Sithembiso Bhengu and Samukele Hadebe On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the Chris Hani Institute (CHI) hosted a discussion seminar themed Emerging from the Shadows: Is Marxism Still Relevant to our Struggles? The guest presenter was Helena Sheehan, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Dublin, Ireland. The discussant was Alex Mashilo, the National Spokesperson […]

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