Peter Alexander is a professor of sociology at the University of Johannesburg and holds the South African Research Chair in Social Change. In the UK, he gained degrees from London University, was an academic at Oxford University, and held leadership positions in the Southern Africa Solidarity Campaign, Anti-Nazi League, Miners’ Defence League, and Socialist Workers Party. He moved permanently to South Africa in 1998. His interests include labor history, specifically Witbank miners, and community protests. He is a co-author of Class in Soweto, to be published by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press at the beginning of 2013.