The NUMSA Moment – Is it still alive?

 Workers On Wednesday 7 December 2016
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
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In a few weeks’ time the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, NUMSA, will be holding its national congress in Cape Town. It comes 3 years after its historic Congress that gave birth to the “NUMSA Moment”. In a nutshell the NUMSA Moment refers to the union’s decision to not support the ANC, fight for COSATU to break from the Tripartite Alliance with the ANC and SACP as well as form a United Front with several others to campaign against neo-liberalism. The union also decided to research the feasibility of forming an alternative socialist party.

 In today’s special show we assess the NUMSA moment of December 2013. Has it made any progress and where is it now? 


Irvin Jim, NUMSA General Secretary

Mazibuko Jara, Eastern Cape United Front orgamiser

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