[UPDATED] Adverts for Workers Library and Musem mention Bikisha, Zabalaza Books

The advert below, for the Workers Library and Musem (WLM), mentions its Workers’ Bookshop carrying anarchist/ syndicalist materials from Bikisha Media Collective (BMC) and Zabalaza Books.  The WLM was a non-sectarian labour support organisation, based in downtown Johannesburg, in which some anarchists from the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF), then Bikisha participated 1998-2002.  Records indicate sales of BMC and Zabalaza Books materials were brisk. The Workers’ Bookshop carried a wide range of left and labour materials, and was probably the only shop of its sort in South Africa at the time. The WLM was effectively closed and absorbed into Khanya College, with which it had partnered from around 1999, in the mid-2000s. The WLM was used by a range of groups as a meeting space, including the Anti-Privatisation Forum, WSF, and later the BMC, which also ran several Red and Black Forums there. More on BMC at the WLM here.

SOURCE for advert: South African Labour Bulletin, volume 24, number 3, June 2000, page 34.

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wlm advert 2000And this one, from Debate: voices from the South African Left, second series, number 5, March 2001, p. 37

WLM ad from Debate 5 2001

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