Fed up with the neoliberal Tripartite Alliance, workers from the largest and most militant union in South Africa, the National Union Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).
The Alliance has been captured and taken over by right-wing forces. Those who are perceived to be against neo-liberalism or to be advocates of policies in favour of the working class and the poor are seen as problematic, isolated or purged.
The ANC, DA and other parties operate within the confines of white monopoly capitalism! As such, Numsa resolved to intitiate the process of building a new working class vanguard organisation.