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Cheap labour and the massacre of workers in South Africa

A mass meeting of workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa.
A mass meeting of workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa earlier this month. (Photo:

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Young activists talk rights and peace in South Africa

Friday, Dec. 10: I will be leaving on a plane is less then 24 hours, catching a 18-hour flight to gather with close to 60,000 students and youth in Pretoria, South Africa, for the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) from December 13 to December 21.


Coverage of the World Cup left out few African stereotypes

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa -- Cameroon vs Netherlands at Cape Town Stadium. Photo: Mikkelz/Flickr

On the weekend the 2010 FIFA World Cup ends here are a few reflections...

Four years ago, Canadian viewers of the Soccer World Cup were treated to colour commentary on how the Togolese might struggle with 26 Celsius heat of Northern Germany. Although sports commentary frequently has such inanities, coverage of this World Cup, in South Africa, has had more insidious issues particularly regarding the portrayal of African nations. Canadian media coverage is damaged by continued ignorance of Africa, stereotyping and double-standards which are at times dehumanizing.

The myth of one Africa


Rethinking Southern African Liberation: Author John S. Saul in conversation with Blair Rutherford

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm


Octopus Books Centretown
2nd Floor, 251 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON
45° 24' 58.7052" N, 75° 41' 48.6744" W

South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul has two new books! A Flawed Freedom, Rethinking Southern African Liberation & South Africa - The Present as History, From Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana.  With the support of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton Studies, we are pleased to present these two books with John followed by a conversation with Blair Rutherford, Director of the Institute.

 A Flawed Freedom, Rethinking Southern African Liberation

| September 29, 2014

Photo exhibition: Dispossessed but Defiant: Indigenous Struggles from Around the World

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm


Gallery Café, The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill
3220 Cedar Hill Road V8P 3Y3
Victoria, BC
48° 26' 58.4232" N, 123° 20' 37.4316" W

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) cordially invites you to the opening reception of an exciting new international photo exhibition in Victoria entitled Dispossessed, but Defiant: Indigenous Struggles from Around the World.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening, May 15th, at 7 p.m., at the Café Gallery at The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria BC, V8P 3Y3; and the exhibition will be on display May 15-28, Mon-Fri 6:30 am to 10 pm, and Sat-Sun 8 am to 9 pm.

Vancouver South African Film Festival

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:00am - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:00pm


Vancouver, BC
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

The Vancouver South African Film Festival is an annual cultural event with a mission to illuminate the culture, history and politics of South Africa through films that both entertain and inform.

South Africa, with its diverse population, rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equity, and complex political and economic reality, has produced numerous outstanding films. The movies you will see at VSAFF are among those.

| March 13, 2014

Forum: Irvin Jim, General Secretary of NUMSA

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:00pm


Steelworkers' Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W

Come and hear NUMSA's General Secretary, Irvin Jim, on:

"New Working Class Leadership and the Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa."

AUPE strikers in 1980
| February 8, 2014
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