28 Jan 2015
Irvin Jim, General Secretary of Numsa, recently toured the U.S. on a speaking tour where he was also interviewed by Paul Jay of the Real News Network. In Part One of an in-depth interview, Jim talks about his early life and how a difficult life as the son of farmworkers in the town of Port Alfred led him to activism as a young teenager.
In this fascinating exchange, Jim offers insights into his radicalisation, which included leading the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) where he earned his struggle credentials in the anti-apartheid movement, paving the way for his rise in the labour movement from humble beginnings on the shop floor of a tyre factory.
Watch part two of this interview here and part three, here.
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