Announcement of ZACF COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, Motsoaledi on 2 August 2003

31 July 2003:  announcement of ZACF COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

This weekend, there will be a ZACF community project celebration hosted by the ZACF’s Motsoaledi section, the Black Action Group (BAG). Community members and their supporters in the suburbs will enjoy two days of comradeship, mutual aid, casual discussion and downright fun! The community project, with its food garden and small library has already featured in a foreign-made film on the struggles in South Africa and is a great example of anarchist mutual aid in action!


Saturday August 2: Mural-Painting Day: wear old clothes, bring a tin of paint and a brush to brighten up the concrete wall alongside the Phambili Motsoaledi Community food-farm!

Sunday August 3: Celebration Day: a goat will be slaughtered and there will be traditional beer for all!

Times: as much time as you can spend, but things will probably really get going around midday on both days.

Venue: the Phambili Motsoaledi Community Project

driving south old the Old Potch Road past Chris Hani Baragwanath turn left at the robot BEFORE the Shell garage on the left double back towards the wooden, fenced-in creche building turn right through the shacks until you hit a T-junction, turn left follow the dirt road until you reach the edge of the settlement (behind Baragwanath’s back wall)

Contacts: Phillip (Black Action Group, ZACF) [old no removed]
Michael (Bikisha Media Collective, ZACF) [old no removed]


About Lucien van der Walt

I teach at Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape. I’m South African, born and bred. I have long been involved in union education, and have a background in social movement and left-wing activism, the Workers’ Library and Museum, the Anti-Privatisation Forum, and the National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU). I’ve presented or published 100s of papers conferences and workshops, published in key journals like 'Capital and Class' and 'Labor History', have co-edited 4 journal specials (these on global labour history, African labour, and unions in the Global South), and produced five books. I was Southern Africa editor for the 2009 'International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest' (Blackwell). My focus has been on South Africa, but I have also done research in Zambia and Zimbabwe. I won the 2008 international 'Labor History' thesis prize, and the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research prize for best African dissertation, for my PhD thesis on South African anarchism, syndicalism and black militants. My books includd include 'Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives' (2018, co-edited with Kirk Helliker), 'Negro e Vermelho: anarquismo, sindicalismo revolucionário e pessoas de cor na África Meridional nas décadas de 1880-1920,' and 'Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1880-1940: the praxis of national liberation, internationalism, and social revolution' (co-edited with Steve Hirsch, Brill, 2010/ 2014).