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Professor Lucien van der Walt

 

Lucien

 

LUCIEN VAN DER WALT ACADEMIC PROFILE

(PROFESSOR)

 

E-mail address: l.vanderwalt@ru.ac.za

Office number: +27 (0)46 603 8172

BA, BA Hons(Wits), PhD (Wits)

Academia.edu page with publications, CV, record of teaching:

http://rhodes-za.academia.edu/LucienvanderWalt

Publications and related:

http://lucienvanderwalt.wordpress.com/

GENERAL PUBLISHING PROFILE:

Professor Lucien van der Walt is a prize-winning scholar, who has published in a wide range of local and international journals, newspapers and bulletins, as well as in reference works. His work has been translated into Czech, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, isiXhosa and isiZulu. Besides numerous chapters in peer-reviewed books, he has published in African Studies, Anarchist Studies, Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, Archiv fur die Geschichte des Widerstandes und der Arbeit, Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes  d'histoire, Capital and Class, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the Global Labour Journal, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Labor History, Labour Capital and Society, Mundos del Trabalho, Politikon, Refractions, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, and Society in Transition.

He has presented papers at more than 120 events, serves on six editorial boards, and has published well over 135 popular articles, including in the South African Labour Bulletin, Ndivhuwo, Pambazuka, the Sowetan, and has 5 books and 4 special journal issues. His recent focus has been on South Africa, but he has also done research in Zambia and Zimbabwe. He served as southern African editor for Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution: 1500 to the present (2009).

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

Professor Lucien van der Walt won both the international prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation from Labor History, the pre-eminent journal for historical scholarship in its field in the world, as well as the CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) prize for best African PhD thesis.

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH GROUP AFFILIATIONS:

Professor Lucien van der Walt is an associate member of the History Workshop (University of the Witwatersrand), the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU, Rhodes University), the Global Labour University, and a former staff associate of the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP, University of the Witwatersrand). He serves on the following editorial boards or collectives: Historia, Social.History /Soziale.Geschichte, WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, the Rowman and Littlefield series on Radical Subjects in International Politics: Action and Activism, the Editora Prismas series on Coleção Estudos do Anarquismo, and the Continuum/ Manchester University Press series on Contemporary Anarchist Studies. He is also a member of the South African Sociological Association (SASA), and of the International Sociological Association (ISA, RC 44 Labour Movements network).

ROLE IN THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT:

Professor Lucien van der Walt has been involved in the working class movements for two decades, including serving on the executive of the Workers' Library and Museum, as a media officer for the early Anti-Privatisation Forum, as a rank-and-file activist in the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), and as a union educator through the Global Labour University (GLU) at both Wits and at Kassel, the DITSELA Workers Education Unit, and the Wits/ National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) programme.

EVALUATIONS OF TEACHING:

Nominated for the University of the Witwatersrand ('Wits') Vice Chancellor Award, Lucien van der Walt's supervision and teaching has consistently been ranked in the top 10% at Wits. Since Lucien relocated to Rhodes University in 2013, his teaching evaluations have hit the same levels.

TEACHING AREAS INCLUDE:

- Labour and left history, movements, politics and theory;

- Political economy and economic sociology, with a focus on neo-liberal restructuring and development policy, and alternatives;

- The sociology of work and industry.

SUPERVISION AREAS (POSTGRADUATE) INCLUDE:

- Neo-liberal restructuring, including state-owned corporations and economic & social policy;

- Trade unions and working class movements: history, politics, struggles, strategies;

- Labour history, including global labour history;

- Development strategies;

- Anarchist & syndicalist, Marxist and left history and theory, including race and the national question.

NOTE: Examples of completed theses supervised can be found at the end of this page.

RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE:

- Labour history, with particular reference to anarchism and syndicalism in the colonial and post-colonial world, and questions of transnationality;

- The sociology of contemporary labour movements, with particular reference to trade unionism and labour struggles in southern Africa;

- Political economy, with particular reference to the neo-liberal restructuring of the state sector.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Keynotes and plenary talks:

    Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Varieties of Anarchism: Anarchist Projects and the Struggles that Define Them," International Dissidence research group / Cluster of Excellence: Normative Orders, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany, public lecture, 7 August 2014.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2013, “Makhan Singh's (1914–1973) Legacy for Kenyan and African Trade Unions: Learning from the IWW, the Ghadar Party, and the East African Trade Union Congress,” First Makhan Singh Memorial Lecture, Nairobi, 5 December 2013.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “The Global History of Labour Radicalisms: The Importance of Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism,” keynote for "Labour Beyond State, Nation, Race: Global Labour History as a New Paradigm,” University of Kassel, Germany, 26 November 2011.

Books, scholarly articles, chapters, special issues, editorships (last five years):

                Lucien van der Walt, (in press), "Syndicalism," in Carl Levy and Mathew Adams (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Anarchism, Palgrave Macmillan, London, New York.

                BOOK: Kirk Helliker and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), (2018, in press), Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives, Routledge, London and New York.

                Lucien van der Walt (2018, in press), "From Below: An Overview of South African Politics at a Distance from the State, 1917-2015, with Dossier of Texts," in Kirk Helliker and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives, Routledge, London and New York.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Anarchism and Marxism," in N. Jun (ed.), The Brill Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, pp. 505-558.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "'All Workers regardless of Craft, Race or Colour': The First Wave of IWW Activity and Influence in South Africa”, in Peter Cole, David Struthers and Kenyon Zimmer (eds.), Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW, Pluto Press, London/ University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 271-287.

                Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Red, Black and Gold: FOSATU, South African 'Workerism,' 'Syndicalism,' and the Nation," in Edward Webster and Karin Pampillas (eds.), 2017, The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thinking Under Apartheid, Johannesburg, Wits University Press, pp 254-273.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Back to the Future: Revival, Relevance and Route of an Anarchist/ Syndicalist Approach to 21st Century Left, Labour and National Liberation Movements," Journal of Contemporary African Studies, volume 34, number 3, pp. 348-367.

                Kirk Helliker and Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical Praxis Today," Journal of Contemporary African Studies, volume 34, number 3, pp. 312-331.

                Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Rethinking Worlds of Labour: Southern African Labour History in International Context," in Andreas Eckert (ed.), Global Histories of Work, Berlin, De Gruyter, pp. 90-122.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Alternatives from the Ground Up," WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, volume 19, number 2, pp. 251-268.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Global Anarchism and Syndicalism: Theory, History, Resistance," Anarchist Studies, volume 24, number 1, pp. 85-106

    Lucien van der Walt and Sian Byrne, 2015, "Review Article: Worlds of Western Anarchism and Syndicalism: Class Struggle, Transnationalism, Violence and Anti-imperialism, 1870s-1940s," Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d'histoire, volume 50, number 1, pp. 98–123.

                BOOK: Lucien van der Walt, 2014, Negro E Vermelho: Anarquismo, Sindicalismo Revolucionário e Pessoas de Cor na África Meridional nas Décadas de 1880 a 1920, Editora Faísca, São Paulo, 103pp.

                BOOK: Steven J. Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), (2010/ 2014), (foreword by Benedict Anderson), Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940: The praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Studies in Global Social History, paperback edition, i–lxxvi, 510pp.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Reclaiming Syndicalism: From Spain to South Africa to Global Labour Today," Global Labour Journal, volume 5, number 2, pp. 239–252.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "Anarchism/ Syndicalism as a Vision, Strategy and Experience of Bottom-up Socialist Democracy: a reply to Daryl Glaser,” Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, volume 40, number 2, pp. 339–349.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "(Re)Constructing a Global Anarchist and Syndicalist Canon," Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, 2013: number 1 (5th in series), pp. 193–203.

    SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE: Devan Pillay and Lucien van der Walt, 2012, “The Politics of Organized Labour in Asia, Africa and Latin America in the 21st Century,” special issue of Labour, Capital and Society, volume 44, number 2, with the Global Labour University.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Thibedi, T.W. (1888–1960),” in Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel Akyeampong (eds.), Dictionary of African Biography, Oxford University Press pp. 13–14.

    Devan Pillay and Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Introduction: Assessing the Politics of Organized Labour in Asia, Africa and Latin America at the Start of the 21st Century,” Labour, Capital and Society/ Travail, capital et société, volume 44, number 2, pp. 3–25.

Academic conferences and seminars:

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today," Labour Studies Seminar Series, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 17 October.

                Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Red, Black and Gold: FOSATU, South African 'Workerism,' 'Syndicalism' and the Nation," 2017 South African Historical Society biennial conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 21-23 June.  

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union in South West Africa: Syndicalism, Garveyism and Resistance in South African-ruled Namibia, 1920-1925," 2017 South African Historical Society biennial conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 21-23 June. (Earlier versions: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union in South West Africa: Syndicalism, Garveyism and Resistance in South African-ruled Namibia, 1920-1925," South African South African Sociological Association Congress, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 26-29 June).

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Rethinking the Limits and Possibilities of Trade Unions: A Dialogue between Syndicalism, Labour Studies and Contemporary Union Renewal," "The Just Transition and the Role of Labour: Our Ecological, Social and Economic Future - 11th Global Labour University Conference," National Institute for the Social Sciences and Humanities (NIHSS), Johannesburg, 28-30 September.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union in South West Africa: Syndicalism, Garveyism and Resistance in South African-ruled Namibia, 1920-1925," European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, Spain, 30 March - 2 April.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Classes, Commons, Collectivisation: Labour and the Left,” Class, Colonialism and the Commons: The Case of Southern Africa colloquium: Rhodes University, South Africa, 20–21 August.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “From the Periphery: Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism in the Colonial and Post-Colonial World of the Twentieth Century," Anarchism: Insurgent Practices and Thought conference, Federal Rural University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 June to 2 July.

Nicole Ulrich, Lucien van der Walt and Sian Byrne, 2015, "Red, Black and Gold : FOSATU, South African 'Workerism,' 'Syndicalism' and the Nation," Hidden Voices: The Unresolved National Question in Left Thinking workshop, COSATU House, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18–19 May.

Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Anarchism, Syndicalism and Violent Anti-imperialism in the Colonial and Post-colonial World, 1870–1940," Panel on "Transnational Dimensions of Violent Dissidence," Fourth Global International Studies Conference, World International Studies Committee (WISC), Frankfurt, Germany, 6–9 August.

Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 11 June 2014, "Workerism/Syndicalism and Nationalism," paper at "The Unresolved National Question in Left Thinking: Hidden voices, unpublished works 1950s to 1990," Chris Hani Institute, COSATU House, 10–11 June.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "'One Great Union of Skilled and Unskilled Workers, South of the Zambezi': Garveyism, Liberalism and Revolutionary Syndicalism in the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of Africa, 1919–1949," European Social Science History Conference, Vienna, Austria, 23–26 April.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Change the World by Making CounterPower: Anarchism/ Syndicalism, Class Struggle and the Question of Revolutionary Transitions," "Politics at a Distance from the State," Rhodes University, 29-30 September.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Anarchism and Syndicalism in South Africa: The Complicated History, and Possible Promise, of a Rediscovered Radical Tradition," "SAHUDA Lineages of Freedom: Emancipatory Traditions colloquium," Rhodes University, 4 October.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Adding Red to the Black Atlantic?  Black Revolutionary Syndicalists and the South Africa Native National Congress's Radicalisation, 1917-1920," Critical Studies Seminar Series, Rhodes University, 10 August.

Popular works (selected only):

                Peter Cole and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Wobblies: A New History of a Radical Union that Profoundly Impacted Southern African Politics," Africa Is A Country, http://africasacountry.com/2017/10/wobbliesa-new-history-of-a-radical-union-

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Alan Robert Lipman, South Africa (1925-2013)," Southern African Anarchist & Syndicalist History Archive, https://saasha.net/2017/04/27/obituary-alan-robert-lipman-1925-2013-bylucien-van-der-walt/  27 April.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Renewal and Crisis in South African Labour Today," Pambazuka News, 206-01-207, volume 436, number 1, online at https://www.pambazuka.org/democracygovernance/renewal-and-crisis-south-african-labour-today-towards-transformation-or

                Lucien van der Walt, with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich, 2017, "South African 'Workerism' in the 1980s: Learning from FOSATU's Radical Unionism," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, numbers 71/72, pp. 28-32.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Why Workers' Education? Why Trade Unions and What's Next?," South African Labour Bulletin, volume 40, number 5, pp. 46-48.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Imperial Wars and Their Losers: A Critique of 'Labor Aristocracy' Theories," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 66, pp. 15-16.

    Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “The Kurdish Question: Nationhood or Autonomy,” Ndivhuwo: Journal for Intellectual Engagement, number 3, 2015, pp. 70-72.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "How Imperialism and Postcolonial Elites have Plundered Africa,” Tokologo, numbers 5/6, pp. 17–19.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Bill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists,” Tokologo, numbers 5/6, p. 24.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Beyond ‘White Monopoly Capital’: Who Owns South Africa?," South African Labour Bulletin, volume 39, number 3, pp. 39-42.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "From Living Wage to Working Class Counter-Power: Theory, Strategy and Struggle," Bargaining Indicators 2015: A Collective Bargaining Omnibus, volume 15, pp. 117–124.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Self-Managed Class-Struggle Alternatives to Neo-liberalism, Nationalisation, Elections," Global Labour Column, number 213, October 2015.

    Thabang Sefalafala and Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Building a Mass Anarchist Movement: The Example of Spain's CNT," Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, number 14, pp. 25–26.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "From Living Wage to Working Class Counter-power," South African Labour Bulletin, volume 39, number 2, pp 35–39.

    Lucien van der Walt, Sian Byrne and Warren McGregor, 2015, "Troubled SA Must Take May Day Seriously," Mail and Guardian, 30 April 2015.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Politics at a Distance from the State: Speech to South African Movements," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 62, pp. 21–23.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "Speech to Metalworkers: Anarcho-syndicalism for South African Unions Today?," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 61, pp. 11–20.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Bernard Sigamoney, Durban Indian Revolutionary Syndicalist," Tokologo, number 4, p.11.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2 October 2014, "Repensando la Protección Social: Una crítica radical," in Economía para todos, Diagonal Periódico newspaper, online at https://www.diagonalperiodico.net/blogs/economia-para-todos/repensando-la-proteccion-social-critica-radical.html

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "T.W. Thibedi and the Industrial Workers of Africa, April-July 1919," Tokologo, number 3, p. 10.

Muttaqa Yushau, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and Lucien van der Walt, 20 June 2013, "Towards a Viable Counter-Movement in Nigeria,” Daily Labour, volume 26, number 7, (Nigeria), p. 10. (also see corrections note in Daily Labour, 15 July 2013 vol. 26 no. 8, p. 1).

    Lucien van der Walt, Paliani Chinguwo, Sian Byrne and Warren McGregor, 3 May 2013, "Why May Day Matters to Botswana,” Mmegi, volume 30, number 65, (Botswana), pp. 8–9.

    Lucien van der Walt, Paliani Chinguwo, Sian Byrne and Warren McGregor, 1 May 2013, "Why May Day Matters to Malawi ... History with Anarchist Roots,” The Nation, Labour Day Supplement, (Malawi), pp. 11–12.

    Tina Sizovuka and Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "Get Rich or Lie Trying: Why ANC Millionaire Julius Malema Posed as a Radical, Why he Lost, and What This Tells Us about the Post-apartheid ANC,” Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, number 13, pp. 28–35.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2013, “Who Rules South Africa? An Anarchist/Syndicalist Analysis of the ANC,the Post-apartheid Elite Pact and the Political Implications,” Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, no. 13, pp. 7–13.

    Lucien van der Walt and Ian Bekker, 2012, "Améliorer le Mouvement des Travailleurs: leçons de la grande grève de 2010 en Afrique du sud,” Terre et Liberté, number 2, (France), p. 5.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Internationalismus und Antiimperialismus von unten: Anarchismus und Syndikalismus in der Kolonialen und Postkolonialen Welt,” Direkte Aktion, number 209, (Germany), p. 12.

    Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Anarchism's Historical Role: A Global View,” Freedom, February, (Britain), pp. 13–15.

Presentations: labour, civil society ((selected only):

                Ayanda Kota, Leroy Maisiri and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, design, facilitation and delivery of three-day workshop: "Women, Workers, Land Reform: What Can we Learn from the Russian Revolution?," for Unemployed People's Movement (UPM), Stone Crescent, Grahamstown, 10-12 December.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Soviets, Revolution and Workers' Democracy: Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives," 1917 Russian Revolution Centenary Festival, Newtown, Johannesburg, 10-12 November.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Internal Democracy, Participative Unionism and Union Renewal: Perspectives from Anarcho-Syndicalism," at "Challenges for Trade Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Members are the Union, Aren't They?" conference for unionists, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung-Trade Union Competence Centre Sub-Saharan Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, 23-25 October.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Learning from Radical 1980s Unionism: FOSATU's 'Workerism,' Its Power and Its Limits," input at "'People's Power,' 'Workers' Control' and Grassroots Politics in South Africa: Rethinking Practices of Self-Organisation and Anti-apartheid Resistance in the 1980s" workshop, International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)/ Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre, Drieziet extension, Orange Farm township, 24 June. (Paper developed with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich).

                Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "The Political Economy of the Rhodes Industrial Action," seminar on "Students and the Strike," Rhodes University, 28 April.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Racial Capitalism and Workers' Movements in South Africa," Global Labour University's Summer School, Bronkhorstspruit, 2 October.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Building Workers Education Input," Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2015: Labour and Social Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), Rhodes University, 16 July.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Revolution in Guinea-Bissau: Assessing Cabral and the PAIGC Experience", Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 November.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Trade Union and Worker Ideologies, Historic and Global: Anarchism, Syndicalism and Labour," joint GLU (Global Labour University) (GLU)/ ENGAGE (Empowerment & Capacity Building Network for Global Trade Unionists & Labour Activists) seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 20 November.

    Lucien van der Walt and Nicole Ulrich, 2015, "A Historical Perspective on the South African Labour Movement and the National Question," Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2015: Labour and Social Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, 18 July.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Thomas Sankara and the Revolution of the Colonels",

Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 16 May.

"Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Radical Analysis of the Post-Colonial African Context",

Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 February.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "1976: Lessons and Limits", Tokologo seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 June.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "From June 16 to Today: Youth and politics," seminar with Unemployed People's Movement (UPM), Rhodes University, 19 June. 

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "The Relevance of Makhan Singh for Labour Today," "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?" Colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Consortium, Venue: Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 November.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2014, "Fighting For, but Fighting for More, than a Living Wage," "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?" colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Consortium, Venue: Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 November.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "The Political Possibilities of Trade Unions: Anarcho-syndicalist Perspectives," National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) 1st Political School, panel, Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, 13-18 September.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2013, afternoon input at National Health, Education and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) branch executive training workshop, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 31 August.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2013, "A Preliminary History of the Rebirth of South African Anarchism in the 1990s," Zabalaza seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, 3 May.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Why Working Class Heritage Matters", address: "Heritage Day" event, Sakhalutu Cultural Group, Joza township, Grahamstown, 24 September.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Basic Organising Skills", Inkululeko workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, 19 August 2012.

                Lucien van der Walt, 2012, "Statist Currents in the Working Class Movement", Tokologo workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, 23 June.

THESES SUPERVISED TO COMPLETION:

                Byrne, Sian, 2014, "'Building Tomorrow Today': A Re-examination of the Controversial 'Workerist' Tendency Associated with the Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) in South Africa 1979-1985" (MA in Industrial Sociology, Wits).

                Goqoza, Noluyolo, 2015, "Challenges of Post-Apartheid State Owned Company Pension Fund Reform: A Case Study of the Controversy around the Transnet-Transport Pension Fund" (MA in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Gbahabo, Terfa Percy, 2012, "Desertification and Rural Livelihood: The Case of Gursulu Village, Yobe State, Nigeria" (MA in Development Studies, co-supervised with P. Germond).

                Kautzky, Keegan, 2008, "An Examination of the Resources and Relationships Available to Impoverished Rural Households to Adapt and Cope in Response to HIV/Aids: A Survey of Villages in the Sekhukhuneland Region of South Africa's Limpopo Province" (MA in Development Studies, Wits, co-supervised with L. Gilbert).

                Kepadisa, Moemedi, 2015, "The Impact of Post-1994 Trade and Industrial Policies on the Working Class: A Case Study of Iscor (now Arcelor Mittal-South Africa) from 1996 to 2012" (Master of Management - Public Policy, Wits).

                Mahote, Tulisa, 2015, "Evaluating Support Service Co-operation in the Netcare Settlers Public Private Partnership (PPP), Grahamstown, South Africa" (Master of Social Sciences, Rhodes).

                Maisiri, Leroy, 2013, "The New 'Workers Party' Debate on the South African Independent Left, 2012-2014" (MA in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Maselwa, Avuyile, 2017, "My Friend, the Stranger: Somali Spaza Shop Operators in the Villages around Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, South Africa" (MA in Sociology, Rhodes).

                McGregor, Warren, 2018, "The Class Compromised? SATAWU and Organised Labour's 'the Reconstruction of Spoornet' Initiative" (MA in Industrial Sociology, Wits).

Mulondo, Matodzi Michelle, 2010, "Understanding the Use of Fully Subsidised Houses as a Place of Business by the Urban Poor: Poverty Repackaged or Avenue to Escape Poverty?  The Case of Lotus Gardens, Pretoria West, Gauteng" (MA in Development Studies, Wits).

                Musi, Mojalefa, 2010, "Evaluating IMATU and SAMWU Policy Responses to Igoli 2002" (MA in Labour Policy and Globalisation, Wits).

                Mussa, Khadija, 2016, "Views from the Inside: An Appraisal of the Effectiveness of International NGOs as Agents of Development through a Case Study of Concern Universal's Local Development Support Programme in Dedza District, Malawi" (Masters of Social Science, Rhodes).

                Nathan, Oliver, 2012, "What is the Relationship between State Sponsored Worker Co-operatives, Local Markets and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality?" (MA in Industrial Sociology, Wits).

                Ndlozi, Mbuyiseni, 2010, "Trade Unionism in South Africa: A Critical Assessment of Trade Union Strategy - The Case of the CWIU, 1987-1999" (MA in Industrial Sociology, Wits).

                Nthinya, Neo, 2014, "The Role of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU) in the Merger of the City of Tshwane and the Metsweding Municipalities (2010-2011)" (MA in Labour and Development, Wits).

                Shangase, Mabutho, 2008, "Examining the Effectiveness of BEE Implementation: A Case Study of Eskom Restructuring, 1995-2005" (MA in Development Studies, Wits).

                Xaba, Brilliant, 2015, "The Developmental Impact of Non-contributory Social Grants in South Africa: A Study of Ezibeleni, Queenstown" (MA in Sociology, Rhodes).

Honours projects:

                Scott Flatau, 2017, "Trade Union Perceptions of ESKOM in Light of Recent Crises: A Case Study of the National Union of Metal Workers South Africa (NUMSA) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Arisa Heald-Oka, 2017, "University Transformation from the Perspective of Organised Labour: Was 2017 Industrial Action at Rhodes University an Outcome of Neoliberalism?," (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Kabali-Kagwa, Faye, 2013, "Crossing Borders: An Exploration of Race, Class and South African Students' Perception of African Students at Rhodes University" (Honours research dissertation, in Sociology, Rhodes).

                Maisiri, Leroy, 2013, "Coping Strategies in Conditions of Economic Meltdown: Textile Firms in Contemporary Bulawayo, Zimbabwe" (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Poloko Mosesi, 2016, "The Impact of Micro-lending on Welfare-Dependent Black Women: A Case Study from the Free State, South Africa" (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

                Moussouris, Mandy, 2009, "Love, Liberty and Learning: The Problem with Skills in Revolution - An Anarchist Perspective on Trade Union Education in COSATU" (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial Sociology, Wits).

                Mutyavaviri, Tariro, 2014, "Implications of Mining for Local Community Members in Marange, Zimbabwe" (Honours research dissertation, in Industrial and Economic Sociology, Rhodes).

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