Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Disconnecting the minerals-energy-climate dots

Intersectionality missing-in-action at Cape Town’s Alternative Mining Indaba

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Austerity Meets Opposition

Around 3000 protesters from the new United Front party recently marched to parliament against new economic plans

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Patrick Bond: Keep South Africa’s Lights on with Renewable Energy – or Irradiate a Darkened Nation?

After an explosive start to his State of the Nation Address last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma turned to nuclear, coal, fracking and offshore drilling projects – but what about the country’s free sunshine, wind and tides?

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Electricity

A Muddle, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

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Patrick Bond: South African Oil Spill Pollutes Rich Whites’ Playground

But suburban Durban’s disaster reveals wider planetary abuse and eco-racism

Doug Allen: Nelson Mandela: His Meaning For Us Today

When assessing the meaning and significance of Nelson Mandela for us today, we are confronted with many contradictory questions: Which Nelson Mandela? Which Mandela narrative?

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Patrick Bond: Ricardo Hausmann’s Tall Tales about South Africa

Misunderstanding Foreign Economic Relations and Worker Productivity

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Stephen Roblin: The Poverty of Debate: Washington, UNITA, and the American Press

Excerpts from Piero Gleijeses’ Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

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Patrick Bond: The World Bank blinks at South African inequality and corporate subsidies

The Bank’s optimism about redistributiom is not unusual, for it suffers a seriously bad statistical habit: poverty denialism.

Various Contributors: NUMSA’s Expulsion from COSATU

Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

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