Dinga Sikwebu

Dinga Sikwebu has been an activist since 1976, when he took part in the student uprising which engulfed South Africa for eight months. Since 1980, he has worked as a trade unionist, first joining a British multinational corporation, Metal Box. He has been associated with the labour movement as a member, shop-floor activist, researcher, educator, campaigner and official. In 1995 he joined the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, where until recently he was head of the union’s education department. He now leads the union’s project “Regaining Workplace Power”, which is located in Numsa’s research department. Dinga is interested in the role that the labour movement can play in the fight against inequality, and particularly the role that retirement trustees can play in shareholder activism and in dealing with inequality.