Experiences of an Activist and ZACF Anarchist-Communist in Soweto, South Africa, 2002-2012

Autumn 2019

I am an anarchist-communist, a community-based activist and journalist and a founder member of the platformist Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) in South Africa. I have been involved in many social movements and struggles, and today, I organise waste-pickers in Makhanda (Grahamstown), in the Eastern Cape Province. This is the story of how I became involved in the anarchist and syndicalist movement and of my first decade in the movement. It is a testimony on the history of African anarchism / syndicalism, and, especially, of its main current, platformism. It sheds a small light on our larger history in the southern African black working class since the 1990s.

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