NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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Numsa goes back to its members for a mandate

On Saturday 19 October 2013, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will hold 52 Local Shopsteward Councils (LSSCs) throughout the country. The aim of the LSSCs is to collate views of members on the issues on the agenda of the union’s extraordinary Special National Congress scheduled for 13 to 16 December at […]

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NUMSA: Hamba Kahle Mpondo! Robala ka kgotso Lion of Merafong!

NUMSA statement on the tragic death of Gauteng's MEC of Economic Development Nkosiphendule kolisile. The National Office Bearers’ (NOBs) of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have learnt with extreme sadness and shock that Gauteng’s MEC of Economic Development Nkosiphendule Kolisile is no more. As recent as 21 May 2013, Comrade Kolisile in […]

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The youth should draw inspiration from Chris Hani

The late South African Communist Party general secretary, Chris Hani, said: “The perks of a new government are not really appealing to me. Everybody, of course, would like to have a good job, a good salary and that sort of thing. But for me that is not the be-all of the struggle. What is important […]

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NUMSA welcomes SACP discussion document

NUMSA initial response on the SACP's discussion document: "LET’S NOT MONUMENTALISE THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN” The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) notes and welcomes the release the South African Communist Party’s (SACP) discussion Document titled: “Let’s not monumentalise the National Development Plan”. As Numsa we have […]

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Open letter to ANC deputy Secretary General Comrade Jessie Duarte

Dear comrade Jessie, ANC Deputy Secretary General Your recent article attacking Numsa for its stance against the National Development Plan bears reference. Set out below, please find a response thereto. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) still subscribes to the National Democratic Revolution as the shortest route to Socialism and nowhere else. […]

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Numsa goes to court over right to picket on 27-28 February outside offices of the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa)

Numsa goes to court over right to picket on 27-28 February outside offices of the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) 24 February 2014 In the next 48-hours, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will go the High Court on an urgent basis to seek an order that declares lawful the 18-hour […]

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Zwelinzima Vavi speech to the Numsa National congress

Zwelinzima Vavi speech to the Numsa National congress The following is an extract from the speech given by Zwelinzima Vavi to the Numsa national congress in Durban in June this year. A full version of the speech is available at www.numsa.org.za It appears to me that the reason for the “death of consciousness” is capitalist […]

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Real solutions needed for

Real solutions needed for gender challenges Zingiswa Losi reflects on the abuse of women and children, and on their emancipation. She says it would be a mistake to treat this matter as if it was apolitical and to engage with it without interrogating its class content. I want to declare right from the onset that […]

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Numsa’s 9th national congress

Introduction: The Numsa national office-bearers (NOBs), elected by the Numsa 9th national congress, convened their first strategic planning session from July 29 to August 1 this year to consider the outcomes of the national congress. The Numsa Central Committee, held from August 27 to August 31 this year. endorsed the outcomes of the Numsa NOBs’ […]

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The revolutionary demand for nationalisation of South African wealth

The revolutionary demand for nationalisation of South African wealth Azwell Banda questions why eighteen years after 1994 the demand for nationalisation is firmly back on the political agenda in South Africa. Why is nationalisation such an important, absolutely necessary and essential demand among black people in general and Africans in particular, an issue in South […]

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