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Get on board the new federation train, Harvey

Ebrahim Harvey didn’t check his facts, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

United Front? ‘alive, well and united’

The nonparty-political movement is on track and has achieved a lot.

An indefinite pause on a workers’ revolution

The Cosatu congress has been called a bloody nose for the progressive side of labour left. Does it mean a kick in the shins for Numsa's United Front?

United Front must find ‘a clear, radical’ stance

The Numsa-funded organisation has been struggling with issues of trust, shaky funding and the lack of a clear political direction.

United Front demand a people’s budget

The group handed over a nine-page memorandum demanding a people's budget, decided by the people to end gender-based violence and load-shedding.

Old wine in Numsa’s new bottle

Both Greece and Spain have a left that doesn't look back, but that is engaged in the moment and looking to the future - something we sorely need.

The state wags the dog, at the ANC’s cost

The complicated nature of government and the negative impact of political appointments make running the country a nightmare.

One step at a time, dear people

An important lessons that we have learnt in the United Front is that although there may be no road map, it is vital to know the destination.

United Front reinvents the class struggle

The world of 2015 is a much-changed place, but the embryonic new left of the United Front is looking to the 1970s and earlier for its inspiration.

United Front takes baby steps to redefine SA politics

Most commentators have got the idea of the United Front wrong, and many important points from the national congress in December were overlooked.

Numsa’s Front: United only in opposition

Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.

Jim: Numsa won’t convert to a ‘political party’

Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim reiterates that Numsa won't convert to a "political party", and will remain inspired by Marxism-Leninism.

Numsa maps out its brave new world

The metalworkers' union had tired of the ANC and wanted Cosatu to break with the ruling party and come with them into a brave new socialist future.

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