ZACF: 2008 Soweto, Red & Black Forum, Meadowlands on “Community Control of the Poor Community”

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Southern Africa – Anarchist Communist Event

Saturday April 26 2008

Soweto: Red & Black Forum, Meadowlands

Friday April 25, 2008 22:36 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front – ZACF

At the invitation of Soweto Concerned Residents, an Anti-Privatisation Forum affiliate and split from the Trotskyists-influenced Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee, members of the ZACF will be facilitating an all-day workshop in Meadowlands, Soweto.

The topic of the RBF will be Community Control of the Poor Community, as decided by members of the SCR (in concert with their organisation) who attended the ZACF’s last RBF, in Protea South, Soweto in March.

About Lucien van der Walt

I teach at Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape. I’m 10th generation 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 450+ papers, including conferences and workshops, co-edited 4 journal specials (on global and African labour history, and the left), and produced five books. Southern Africa editor for the 2009 'International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest' (Blackwell). I won the 2008 international ‘Labor History’ PhD thesis prize, and the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) award for best African dissertation, for my thesis on South African anarchism, syndicalism and black militants. I have also done research in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.