NUMSA commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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NUMSA National Pre Collective Bargaining Conference

Opening Input Numsa 1st Deputy President 28th November 2012 “South Africa has a developed capitalist economy. In our country, and wherever it exists, the capitalist mode of production has the same basic characteristics. It is an exploitative system based on the extraction of surplus value from wage labour. But the universal features of capitalism occur […]

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Hamba Kahle Comrade Molefe Elias ‘LEE’ Modige

14 November 2012 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) sends its deepest condolences to our red and class orientated South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) and the broader liberation movement headed by the African National Congress (ANC) on the sad departure of SACCAWU Head of Organising, Campaigns, Collective Bargaining […]

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NUMSA Statement on the racial madness of the DA, and Nkandla

4th November 2012 NUMSA Headquarters “To allow the existing economic forces to retain their interests intact is to feed the roots of racial supremacy and does not represent even the shadow of liberation.” (ANC, 1969) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) fully supports the sentiments raised by the South African Communist Party […]

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President Cedric Gina’s Opening Address to Numsa Central Committee held in Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre on 27 August 2012.

National Office Bearers, Central Committee delegates, Local Chairpersons of our locals, Officials present here, Invited guests, Comrades and friends, It is my privilege to greet you this morning on behalf of the National Office Bearers. This is our first Central Committee after our successful 9th National Congress that took place in Durban from 04-08 June […]

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‘Second transition’: what’s inside the bottle?

Introduction: Since the publication in February of an ANC discussion document that calls for South Africa to embark on what it calls “a second transition”, a debate has been raging on the proposal. Unfortunately, the debate has been confined to the merits or demerits of the concept. Recently, the concept has regrettably become a proxy […]

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Address by SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande

When the South African Communist Party general secretary, Blade Nzimande, addressed the congress, he did not get a good welcome. Some delegates shouted “e-tolling” which disrupted the start of his address. Numsa president Cedric Gina had to intervene to remind delegates that the SACP was part of the march organised by Cosatu against labour brokers […]

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Post NUMSA 9th National Congress Press Statement

Post NUMSA 9th National Congress Press Statement VMC Centre, Johannesburg, 12th June 2012 Preface “The struggle for national democracy is also an expression of the class contradiction between the black and democratic forces on the one hand, and the monopoly capitalists on the other. The stranglehold of a small number of white monopoly capitalists over […]

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Numsa 25th Anniversary Celebrations

KZN General Secretary’s Speaking Notes “The realisation of the basic guidelines set out in the Freedom Charter and their ongoing consolidation after the seizure of power, will be determined by a number of factors. Among the major ones are: the correlation of class forces within the liberation alliance, the strength of this alliance relative to […]

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Numsa President’s Opening Address To 9th National Congress Of The National Union Of Metalworkers of South Africa Held In Chief Albert Luthuli Interntional Conference Centre In Durban On 04-08 June 2012.

National Office Bearers, All the 9th National Congress delegates, Leaders of the Alliance formations in attendance, International representatives of International Metalworkers Federation, International Representatives of ICEM, International representatives of World Federation of Trade Unions Invited guests, Comrades and friends, Please accept our revolutionary greetings as the National Office Bearers in this 9th National Congress. Twenty […]

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Numsa celebrates a quarter of a century

One of the most radical trade union movements, a socialist affiliate of Cosatu and a dependable ally of the working class, is celebrating 25 years of existence. Numsa has made tangible gains and suffered fewer losses in its perpetual class war against private owners of the means of production. To make a thorough analysis of […]

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