The Khanya Journal (KJ) held a focus group discussion with six activists from the APF on the state of the social movements in South Africa on 11 April 2012.
Jackie Dugard* discusses the rise of service delivery protest, rising social tension and the limits of South Africa’s transformative project.
Elijah Kodisang* discusses the strike and the difficulties workers organised through labour-brokers experienced at Reckitt Benckiser.
Daphine Mlambo* discusses labour brokering in the context of the recent strike at the Post Office after which 294 workers achieved permanent employment.
Fazila Farouk of the South African Civil Society Information Service (SACIS) interview Ighsaan Schroeder, coordinator of the Casual Workers Advice Office.
Maria van Driel (MvD) interviews Desmond Da Sa* about the state of the social movements in Durban and nationally.
Angela Conway* discusses the difficulties and the successes gained with organising farm workers and dwellers in the Eastern and Southern Cape.
William Gumede* argues for solidarity that cuts across the ethinic, regional and political divide to counter-balance tribalism in South Africa.
Anna Majavu* discusses the implications of the latest Constitutional Court judgement that makes organisations liable for damages arising from protests.
This article by Freedom House* discusses the increasing threat to internet freedom from government, including so-called democracies.