In this article John Appolis argues that Jooma and Khan’s critique of the Popular Front and the dangers of the working class being led a stray by monopoly capital and its adherents, they nevertheless advocate for the working class to be part of a front with a formation like Save SA. “The latter at best ignores the domination of the South African economy by monopoly capital, and overlooks the role played by both Zuma and Gordhan in entrenching this domination.”
In this article Chris Malikane argues that the struggle around the dismissal of Pravin Gordhan from the cabinet signals and important moment in the continuing South African revolution and provides progressive forces with an opportunity to do battle with white monopoly capital.
In this article Jeremy Cronin, Alex Mashilo and Malesela Maleka argue that Chris Malikane’s argument calling for support of black capitalist class’ struggles against white monopoly capital amounts to using Marxism to support Gupta and the theft of state resources.
In this article Oupa Lehulere argues that Cronin and his party comrades are using Marxism to defend the interests of white monopoly capital. Lehulere critiques their attack on Malikane and shows how their attack on Malikane is in defence of white monopoly capital. Lehulere further explore the theoretical and strategic errors of Malikane himself.
Wesson argues that a secret ballot in the vote of no confidence against Zuma will deepen corruption and open space for vote-buying. He called for mass based mobilization to force MPs to vote Zuma out in the open.
In this statement Cosatu called no its members not to support the Save SA march organised for the 7 April 2017 because Save SA are agents of monopoloy capital. Cosatu restates that monopoly capital is still the strategic enemy of the working class.
In this statement Cosatu rejects the call for President Zuma and the entire cabinet to resign, and for national general elections. Cosatu’s support for the call for Zuma to stand down is to save the ANC from defeat in 2019.
Karl Cloete from Numsa asks the question of ‘which class force stand to gain the most’ from the current struggles calling for Zuma to fall. He calls for the working class not to replace one oppressive ruling class for another one.
In this article Numsa traces the origins of the current political crisis, looks at the capitulation of the leadership of the ANC to white monopoly capital and provides an analysis of the struggle between Zuma and Pravin Gordhan. Numsa argues that this struggle is a case of two factions of the capitalist class struggling against each other.
In this statement Groundwork supports the calls for President Zuma to step down, but argues that the corruption of the Zuma administration has its roots in the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (Gear) policy adopted by the ANC in 1996. The statement argues that there is no clear alternative to Zuma, and that Groundwork puts its faith in people mobilising for democracy.