The 2019 general elections will be seen, in time, as the most important one since the advent of democracy. For the first time since 1994, on 8 May this year, less than half the voting age population (49.8%) actually voted. Of the 35.8 million eligible voters only 26.8 million registered. Only 65.9% voted - the lowest since 1994. A full 18m did...


The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), the South African section of the CWI, held a National Committee meeting, in Johannesburg, at the beginning of September. Delegates discussed the working class responses to the attacks of the Ramaphosa ANC government, the birth of a new socialist trade union federation (SAFTU), the possible launching of a...


Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school according to a close childhood friend – to become the country’s president. If his victory in the ANC presidential succession race...


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