National Sections of the L5I:

South Africa

#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...

South Africa: unions debate forming new party

The giant metalworkers’ trade union Numsa has been campaigning for the labour movement to break with the ruling ANC and form a new working class party. Read more...

South African miners rock the ANC

Condemn the Marikana massacre – unite to win demands

The League for the Fifth International condemns the brutal massacre – reminiscent of the Apartheid era – of 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine, Rustenburg, South Africa. Read more...

Indefinite general strike by public sector workers in South Africa

Classes were stopped and courtrooms closed as public sector workers walk out, writes Simon Hardy Read more...

World Cup: workers strike over low pay

Despite poverty, repression and intimidation South African workers are striking over World Cup rip-off pay, writes Keith Spencer Read more...

South Africa: anti-poverty riots and strikes shake the country

South Africa is a country in crisis. Years of neoliberal policies have weakened the economy and now the world recession is tipping it over the edge. Now a massive public sector strike grips the country, writes Simon Hardy Read more...