South Africa: Tokologo Anarchist Collective / Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective?

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Sep 8 2012 10:36
South Africa: Tokologo Anarchist Collective / Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective?

Was reading the statement by South African anarchists on the Marikana massacre and noticed it was signed by "Tokologo Anarchist Collective, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front and Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective." I'm somewhat familiar with Zabalaza but not with either of the others. A bit of googling mostly just returns the statement linked above, though Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective - based at a university - also had/has a twitter. Anyone know anything more about them?

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Sep 8 2012 16:36

I would assume they're collectives within ZACF? Kind of strange that they would all sign it in that case though.

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Apr 24 2013 21:38

Sorry for the slow response to his, haven't been checking LibCom much for some time. I'll try to correct that.

Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective (iWAC) is a student collective based at Wits University. It comes out of a series of annual study circles that Wits-based ZACF members and one or two others close to us have been running over the past couple of years. It's main activities are running and maintaining the study circles, annual O-week propaganda to recruit people to the study circles and occasional public events such as film screenings and discussions.

Tokologo African Anarchist Collective (TAAC), similarly, comes out of a two year – and ongoing – process of anarchist political education initiated and coordinated by the ZACF and, again, one or two others close to us. ZACF has some dual membership in both but, unlike iWAC, TAAC is a predominantly working class collective, as opposed to a student one. Both collectives also have membership beyond ZACF.

Keep a lookout for the first issue of the TAAC newsletter, which will hopefully be appearing online soon and which will contain a "Where We Stand".

TAAC comrades have also recently completed these isiZulu and seTswana translations of the joint statement linked to above – the first African language translations of South African anarchist materials in around a decade.

http://zabalaza.net/2013/04/19/i-anc-ikhumula-isifihla-buso-sayo-kubulew...
http://zabalaza.net/2013/04/23/anc-e-latlhile-seaparwelwa-khemo-sa-sone-...

@Redsdisease, as of 2007 the ZACF changed its structure to that of a unitary organisation based on individual membership as opposed to that of a federation of collectives.

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Jun 7 2013 04:46

That's really appreciated, cheers smile On this -

Sifuna Zonke wrote:
Keep a lookout for the first issue of the TAAC newsletter, which will hopefully be appearing online soon and which will contain a "Where We Stand".

http://anarkismo.net/article/25657

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At the link below you can download the PDF of the first issue of Tokologo, produced by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective.

Why do we publish this? We publish it because our country is crying out for an alternative. And that alternative is anarchism, which stands for a free and democratic society, run from the grassroots, in communities and workplaces, and based on equality and freedom. In such a society, wealth like land and factories would be collectively owned; production would be directed to meeting basic needs and ensuring environmental sustainability. In such a society, everyone would have a say in all matters that affect them; poverty and deprivation would be abolished; hatred and competition would be replaced by cooperation and mutual aid by all peoples.

Corruption, exploitation, police brutality, poverty, and unemployment wreak havoc on township communities, on families, on youth. Desperation provides grounds for hatred, by race, by nationality, by sex. The dreams of freedom of the1980s and 1990s have evaporated. Politicians make promises that they do not keep. Workers are killed when they demand higher wages. While Marikana comrades bury their dead, the super-rich spend millions on weddings and parties ... The black working class, in particular, finds itself held by the chains of capitalists and politicians, and weighed down by the national oppression of the apartheid past. But all working class and poor people, of whatever race, find themselves in chains.

The solution is to fight for something better, a new society. This means organising our working class movements to fight for a new society, And it means freeing our minds of confusion, by educating ourselves with the truth about what is wrong, and the truth about how to make things right.

Tokologo aims to contribute to this project. If you agree with what we say, or want to know more, or want a workshop, why not contact us: 072 399-0912
Related Link: https://zabnew.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/tokologo-newsletter-1.pdf