Photo: BMC and BAG members (part of ZACF) launch PMCP in 2002 …

Members of Bikisha Media Collective (BMC) and the Black Action Group initiated the Phambili Motsoaledi Community Project (PMCP) in Soweto in 2002. Both groups were part of the new Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF, later Front).

BMC & BAG initiate PMCP Motsoaledi 2002 1 [blur]

BMC & BAG initiate PMCP Motsoaledi 2002 - 3 [blur]

BMC & BAG initiate PMCP Motsoaledi 2002 2 [blur]

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.