Democratic Marxism Volume 2 Workshop

Contributors to the second volume in the series presented their chapters for review and discussion from the 15th to 16th August 2014

Food Sovereignty Campaign Assembly

The Assembly took place in Johannesburg on 28 February-1March 2015 to deliberate on and launch a programme of action of the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign. Over 50 organisations were present, and a Declaration was issued which set out the intentions of the campaign.

Solidarity Economy Movement (SEM) Assembly, 4-5 December 2014

After an intense activist school on worker cooperatives, activists of the SEM deliberated at an annual Assembly, which planned the future direction and activities of the SEM in order to consolidate the movement in South Africa. Exciting times lie ahead!

World Food day

Marikana Food Sovereignty Workshop

Members of Sikhala Sonke participated in a food sovereignty workshop from 23rd to 26th June 2014

Inter-provincial Right To Food Dialogue.

Various civil society and community based organizations from North West, Limpopo and Gauteng came together to participate in the Inter-provincial Right to Food Dialogue to discuss challenges faced around the right to food in their communities, and alternatives and solutions to these challenges.

Food Sovereignty and Agroecology Activist School

5 Day training focusing on Food Sovereignty and agroecology. Grassroots activists from 16 communities from all over the country came together to learn and share their skills on food sovereignty and agroecology.

 

 

 

2nd National Solidarity Economy Conference

5 Day training focusing on Food Sovereignty and agroecology. Grassroots activists from 16 communities from all over the country came together to learn and share their skills on food sovereignty and agroecology.

 

1st Solidarity Economy Conference – ‘Beyond the Social Economy – Capitalism’s Crises and the Solidarity Economy Alternative’

 

Date(s): 26 October, 2011 – 10:0028 October, 2011 – 13:00
Location: WITS University

COPAC will be hosting the 1st international solidarity economy conference in South Africa. Participants include leading solidarity economy activists and thinkers from Brazil, Argentina, USA, UK and Italy. This conference will provide a platform for local movements and activists to engage in a comparative dialogue and learning process. The conversation will span discussion on the nature of the capitalist crisis, the importance for transformative alternatives like the solidarity economy, national experiences of solidarity economy and movement building, worker cooperatives and factory occupations and food sovereignty. The conference will discuss a national strategy for advancing and building the solidarity economy movement in South Africa and it will launch the South African solidarity economy forum. On the evening of the 26th from 6.30 pm there will be a public event. There will be a documentary screening on factory occupations in Argentina followed by a discussion. On the 27th October from 6.30pm there will be a second public event; a panel discussion on climate jobs. All are welcome to attend these public events. See attached.

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Promoting the Solidarity Economy Movement at the Gauteng Consulative Conference of the Democratic Left

Posted March 12th, 2010 by vishwas

Date(s): 20 March, 2010 – 14:00
Location: WITS University

Promoting the Solidarity Economy Movement  at the Gauteng Consulative Conference of the Democratic LeftCOPAC together with the Gauteng unemployed peoples movement and local community based cooperative movements will introduce the concept of the solidarity economy to the Conference of the Democratic Left. The panel on the Solidarity Economy will speak to case, approach and content of the solidarity economy alternative.