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SALB: Whose activism counts?

by Noor Nieftagodien, South African Labour Bulletin, July 2011

Last year Abahlali baseMjondolo in the Western Cape was strongly criticised by other activist organisations for calling a week-long strike. Noor Nieftagodien argues that such top-down disciplining removes the essence of activism, which is to contest ruling powers. He also contends that the anti-apartheid struggle shows us that there is no one blue-print for activism.

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