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On 14 February,
activists of the Workers & Socialist Party gathered in
Johannesburg for a bosberaad (national meeting) to discuss the
future of the party. The meeting took the historic decision to
begin a new phase in the life of the party: WASP will be built as a
revolutionary party the better to continue the struggle for a
socialist society. This requires bringing WASP’s structures into
alignment with its revolutionary political programme by building
the party upon the principles of genuine democratic centralism.
Further, WASP will seek affiliation to the Committee for a Workers
International (CWI – www.socialistworld.net) to
assist the struggle for the creation of a global revolutionary
party. This process will begin immediately and culminate in a
re-founding Congress at the end of the year.
What has WASP achieved?
In WASP’s short
life it has achieved a great deal. The strikes around the Marikana
massacre found their political expression in the creation of WASP.
Many strike committee leaders were the founders and first members,
including the National Strike Committee which affiliated to WASP in
March 2013. At the height of the strikes the National Strike
Committee represented 150,000 mineworkers. Mineworkers from North
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