A New Era in South African Politics: Numsa’s Struggle for a Socialist Revolution (Heinz Leitner)

In a wide ranging interview covering the massacre in Marikana, a turning point in South Africa’s history, Prof. Patrick Bond of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu Natal talks to Paul Jay of the Real News Network about the shifting sands of South African politics, workers‘ struggles and metalworker’s union, Numsa’s new initiative to establish a movement for socialism as well as launch a workers‘ party. According to Bond, a workers‘ or labour party could emerge to contest municipal elections in 2016 and potentially win a third of the vote in some major South African cities.