By Mzee (TAAC)
Workers in the Public Safety department of the West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng, are experiencing extremely stressful times. This is mainly due to management’s actions. There have been many cases of resignations and stress-related illnesses – and some workers have been affected badly enough to commit suicide.
Management has continually turned a blind eye to the problems. It is a major employer, as the municipality is a large one, covering mining areas like Carletonville, Khutsong, Krudersdorp, Randfontein and Westdriefontein and rural areas like Magaliesberg and Muldersdrift.
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by Bongani Maponyane (TAAC, ZACF)
Rising inflation means increases in food and petrol prices. Inflation is a global problem, driven partly by conglomerates maximising their profits at the expense of ordinary people. The state plays its role, continually raising prices for services.
The pressure of capitalism has impacted on our lives. It has caused clashes within the working classes, resulting in discrimination and prejudice. Ruling class elites – the political and economic elite – benefit from these struggles between people who compete for scraps from their tables.
Continue reading “Working Class Livelihoods: Struggle against Each Other, or Revolt against the System?”
Click above picture to download Issue #4 of Tokologo,
the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective
SOUTH AFRICAN STRUGGLE HISTORY
Election Circus: Zuma not the problem, the whole system is rotten
2014’s national and provincial election circus saw the ANC retain its big majority. Two opposition parties – DA and EFF – grew; the rest fell sharply. Over 13 million never voted, more than the total who voted for the ANC and far more that voted EFF (1 million) or DA (4 million). Four out of ten youth (18-29 year olds) did not even register.
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The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Merafong municipal offices.
We support the community’s demand for the removal of the long-acting Municipal Manager on the following grounds:
Being implicated in mis-spending of public funds in Westonaria to the tune of R1.5 million, allegedly paid to a Pretoria-based law firm for personal interests. Being implicated in Merafong Municipality mismanaging over R28 million, allegedly for building a website that doesn’t exist
Spending over R50 000 per month for a travel allowance without consulting the supply chain.
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The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Teba Bank offices in Carletonville.
We support, albeit critically, the Khutsong residents’ demand that local mining companies should provide them employment and job opportunities by sourcing labour from the surrounding community instead of busing in workers from the Eastern Cape and other provinces; workers who can be more easily exploited and oppressed by the mining bosses due to their status as migrant workers. While we do not want to deny our Eastern Cape brothers and sisters employment opportunities we also recognise that this practice perpetuates the legacy of the super-exploitation of migrant black labour as practiced under apartheid and further entrenches the inequalities created by that system of racial capitalism.
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Adopted at TAAC general meeting,
16 March 2013
A. What is the TAAC?
The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective is a loose collective of anarchists and anarchist-sympathisers who are community and worker activists. Its members function primarily as educators.
Continue reading “TAAC Statement of Intent (English)”