In 2006, Cosatu called for the introduction of a universal basic incomes grant in response to the ANC introducing various welfare measures to alleviate poverty. Lucien van der Walt argued that that unions had been sidestracked by technocratic demands and that the demand for welfare should instead be linked to the struggle of the working class to reinvent society.
Rethinking welfare: A radical critique - Lucien van der Walt
“The industrial union is the embryo of the socialist commonwealth”: The International Socialist League and revolutionary syndicalism in South Africa, 1915-1920
A paper by Lucien van der Walt that examines and dispels many of the myths surrounding the International Socialist League, the main revolutionary socialist organization active in South Africa in the latter half of the 1910s.