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Workers and Socialists Campaign for Minimum Wage

  • Darren Taylor
The fourth in a series of five reports by Darren Taylor on fringe political parties gearing up for the May 7 South African elections.
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Striking workers surround Liv Shange, a leader of South Africa's Workers and Socialist Party at a protest near Johannesburg. (Courtesy WASP)
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Striking workers surround Liv Shange, a leader of South Africa's Workers and Socialist Party at a protest near Johannesburg. (Courtesy WASP)

The Workers and Socialist Party formed after the 2012 shooting of 34 striking miners at the so-called ‘Marikana Massacre’ at the Lonmin mine north of Johannesburg. (Courtesy WASP)
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The Workers and Socialist Party formed after the 2012 shooting of 34 striking miners at the so-called ‘Marikana Massacre’ at the Lonmin mine north of Johannesburg. (Courtesy WASP)

The political mission of WASP is human rights and a bigger slice of the economy for workers in South Africa. (Courtesy WASP)
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The political mission of WASP is human rights and a bigger slice of the economy for workers in South Africa. (Courtesy WASP)

One of WASP’s key demands is that the minimum wage in South Africa be raised to at least 12,500 rand. (Courtesy WASP)
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One of WASP’s key demands is that the minimum wage in South Africa be raised to at least 12,500 rand. (Courtesy WASP)

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