Category: South Africa

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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

Irvin Jim: South Africa: ‘We will continue to mobilise the working class for socialism’

Below are the speaking notes Jim’s presentation to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the union’s expulsion from the federation, on November 7, 2014. After meeting through the night, delegates voted 33-24 in favour of expelling NUMSA, South Africa’s biggest trade union, the largest union in the federation and Read more…

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Patrick Bond: Media Meltdown Emails Disclose Who Really Runs the South African Show

The biggest credibility crisis ever to hit South Africa’s independent media is unfolding

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S'bu Zikode: Presentation to the DDP Conference on ‘Twenty Years of Local Democracy in South Africa’

Twenty years of local democracy in South Africa has been very cruel for Abahlali baseMjondolo and for millions of other poor people

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Patrick Bond: The ‘World Versus Bank’ Seen From South Africa

Founded in 1944 to finance war-torn Europe’s reconstruction, the Bank is now suffering one of its most severe credibility crises

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Conn Hallinan: BRICS and the SCO: Let A Thousand Poles Bloom

This past summer, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—created an alternative to the largely U.S. controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund

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Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering

David Alexandre: Myth and reality of the South African Experience

Though Nelson Mandela only passed away on December 5, 2013, that is less than a year ago, the propaganda machine has already been working on the Nelson Mandela/Morgan Freeman merger long before his death

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